Doha, Qatar – Sep 4, 2016: RasGas is proud to announce the winner of the annual RasGas Summer Internship Star Competition 2016. Shaikha Saad Al Qahtani, an electrical and computer engineering student at Texas A&M University-Qatar, won first prize for developing a programme to extract and classify security events based on criticality within RasGas’ Distributed Control System.
The competition marks the completion of RasGas’ 11th Summer Internship Programme. The annual programme provides a practical environment in which students can learn about the business needs of the oil and gas industry.
“I am pleased to see yet another group of such promising individuals participate in this programme,” said RasGas’ Chief Executive Officer, Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi. “At RasGas, we have a clear and strategic vision for the future. It is underpinned by a drive for excellence in all areas of our business and an innovative approach to education and continuous development.”
During their internship, each intern is given an individual project to work on under the guidance of a mentor. They are then eligible to compete in the annual Summer Internship Star Competition, which was held for the ninth consecutive time this year at the end of the internship programme. Competing interns present their projects to a panel of judges, who are drawn from various sectors of Qatar’s economy. The winner is selected based on the presentation’s delivery and content.
“We recognise that practical workplace skills are important in order for the graduates to excel in a global society, and obtain the highest academic knowledge. Our Summer Internship Programme is designed to allow interns to apply theoretical and academic concepts in the work environment,” said Mr Al Muhannadi.
Al Qahtani was joined in the final round of the competition by runner-up Noora Mubarak Al Khalfan, an industrial and systems engineering student at Qatar University, whose project involved achieving efficiency by empowering employees to perform pre-specified maintenance tasks.
Mohammad Al Mansouri, an electrical and computer engineering student at Texas A&M University at Qatar earned third place for his work on a cost optimisation transformer copper corrosion project.
“The RasGas Summer Internship Programme was a very valuable experience for me,” said winner, Al Qahtani. “Working on the Industrial Control System Security Event Surveillance under the guidance of my RasGas mentor, Rami Torbay, has given me a clear idea of what my future as an engineer might be like.”
Mr Al Muhannadi and his senior management team attended the ceremony to personally recognise the students who participated in the programme.