CMU-Q grad receives platinum Education Excellence Award
Aisha Fakhroo, a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, received a platinum medal from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the 13th annual Education Excellence Award ceremony at the beginning of March.
Fakhroo holds a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from CMU-Q. During her studies, she completed a college honors research thesis that investigated the regulation role of a tumor suppressor gene in breast cancer. Fakhroo was both a Qatar Campus Scholar and an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar. After graduation, she joined the Qatar Ministry of Defense.
The Education Excellence Award is given to students who have demonstrated achievement in the classroom and passed a rigorous interview process. Winners are also judged on their community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership roles.
With twelve graduating classes, more than 800 young professionals have graduated from CMU-Q. Today they work in top organizations within Qatar and around the world.