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The KAUST 2012 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) will be held January 14-29, 2012 with a special opening evening on January 13. WEP aims to broaden our intellectual horizons and stretch our collective imaginations. Through an expansive offering of courses, workshops, lectures and cultural and recreational activities, WEP is a time to discover new fields of interest and to be inspired.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nanosatellite Development Workshop

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Jack Cackler

This event will be a rapid-prototyping workshop with the purpose of learning how to build a satellite from scratch, which will be launched into orbit during 2012. Students taking the seminars will lea ... more

Nanosatellite Development Workshop

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Jack Cackler

This event will be a rapid-prototyping workshop with the purpose of learning how to build a satellite from scratch, which will be launched into orbit during 2012. Students taking the seminars will lea ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing Clinic

Location: Auditorium - Between Building 2 & 3 (across from Lina's Cafe, Level 0)

By Chad Carlos | Faran Siddiqi | Steven Gal | Wesley Sine

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS COURSE WHICH IS LISTED BELOW;;Your APPLICATION is to be sent by 20 December 2011 to Faran Siddiqi at faran.siddiqi@kaust.edu.sa;;The goals of ... more
In this course we, present some basic algorithms, their mathematical background, and some of the physical principles underlying to enable the audience to develop a small game physics engine on their o ... more

Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Philip K.Maini

This course of 4 lectures will introduce students to the rapidly growing field of mathematical modelling in biology and medicine. We will begin with simple ordinary differential equation models which ... more

Single-molecule Imaging for DNA Replication

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Mohamed Abdelmaboud Sobhy

Purpose: present the concepts of single-molecule imaging and its applications in studying biomolecules.;;Topics covered: The lecture will introduce single-molecule imaging techniques based on optical ... more
Decision trees and rules are widely used in different applications as ways for knowledge representation, as parts of algorithms, and as parts of predictors (classifiers). Depending on the problem unde ... more

Living Gifts’ 2011 Poster Exhibit: Acknowledging a year of Giving at KAUST

Location: Building 20, Lobby of the Auditorium

By Abdullah Almojel

Exhibition of posters of winners from 2011 in the lobby outside the Auditorium;;Opening of the poster exhibit by Dr. Almojel;;All winners will be invited to be at the opening session to meet with view ... more

Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By KAUST Museum

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the grea ... more

Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By KAUST Museum

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the grea ... more

Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By KAUST Museum

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the grea ... more
Introduction by Prof. Tareq Al-Naffouri and Prof. Slim Alouini.;;Network information theory studies the fundamental limits of reliable transmission of information in multi-terminal systems. While netw ... more

Paint-it Yourself Home Lighting System

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Mohamad Omary

Light emitting organic materials have progressed tremendously over the past few years. It is literally now possible to paint your own home lights on your own walls. Organic light emitting diodes are n ... more

Nanomaterial Workshop

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Emmanuel Giannelis | Lynden Archer | Menachem Elimelech

This Nanomaterial Workshop includes the three following presentation:;;"Nanocomposites and Hybrid Nanoparticles: Opportunities and Challenges," by Emmanuel P. Giannelis;;"Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Mate ... more

Science Fun Fair

Location: Spine in Front of the Campus Library

By Tom Pringle |

This event aims to bring science and scientists out of the lab to meet the younger members of our wider community and other young guests, celebrating science by showcasing a series of experiments and ... more

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh | Wendy Keyes

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh | Wendy Keyes

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Science Fun Fair - Dr. Bunhead's Crash Test Science Show

Location: Main Auditorium, Building 20

By Tom Pringle | WEP Team

TV's most extreme TV scientist (from Brainiac) comes to Saudi Arabia to deliver 100% pure, live, high-octane explosive science.;;A "pyrothechnic extravaganza" [Daily Mail] featuring: exploding hot wat ... more