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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.

 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

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

By Faran Siddiqi | Gregory Northcraft | Margaret Neal

Managing or participating in a team-based work environment can be either exhilarating or exasperating. Given the potential benefits and pitfalls of using teams, when should you use them, how do you ch ... more

Discover Reef Check - Theory and Snorkeling Field Trip A

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Cornelia Roder | Jessica Bouwmeester | Mais Elras

The Reef Check Foundation is an international marine conservation organization with teams in over 80 countries and territories worldwide. By bringing together public, academia, NGOs and governments, i ... more

Discover Reef Check - Theory and Snorkeling Field Trip B

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Cornelia Roder | Jessica Bouwmeester | Mais Elras

The Reef Check Foundation is an international marine conservation organization with teams in over 80 countries and territories worldwide. By bringing together public, academia, NGOs and governments, i ... more

Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC)

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Benoit Marchand | Craig Kapfer | Nasser Alansari

The purpose of this proposed seminar is to introduce participants to High Performance Computing technology, so that upon completion they may tackle simple performance tuning problems on their own.;;Hi ... more
Social networks have already emerged as a significant medium for the widespread distribution of news and instructions in mass convergence events such as the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, the 2009 P ... more

LC-MS and its application in drug discovery

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Maan Amad

Mass spectrometry has become the dominant tool throughout the drug discovery / development continuum. This short course will offers an overview of mass spectrometry in drug target identification, drug ... more

Nutrient Dynamics in Wetlands (Water treatment plant tour)

Location: Building 9 - 3224

By Piet Lens

Introduction on natural wetlands: what are wetlands, where are wetlands, wetland ecology, biodiversity, and economics. The role of wetlands in the catchment: general aspects, hydrological aspects, wet ... more
Scientists and engineers frequently face small and large design problems in the course of their work in research and industry and must constantly address these challenges creatively. These scientists ... more

The Coming Big Data Singularity

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Hugo Liu | Israel Green-Hopkins | Leonard Lee | Luke Thompson

New technologies are generating unprecedented amounts of data, and researchers in various fields are adapting to this data-rich landscape, developing tools to leverage information in new and exciting ... more

Introduction to Pencil Drawing/Sketching B

Location: Building 9 - 3225

By Rebecca Allen | Wendy Keyes

These Drawing Classes are meant to give an introduction to students on how to draw every day objects in a realistic way. Principals will be taught and then practiced by the students during the class. ... more

Effective Oral Presentations

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Erica Jolly

Students will see a short YouTube clip on how to give a good presentation.;;Ideas and opinions will be elicited from students, and shared, from which discussions will be encouraged.
Description;The Chinese dumpling-making masters will teach you how to make the most popular Chinese food at KAUST: dumplings.;;You will learn it side by side with the Chinese people in a real kitchen ... more

Taking Root: Wangari Mathai Story

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human ... more

Finite Element Tutorial with Comsol Multiphysics

Location: Library - Computer Room

By Regis Cottereau | Serge Prudhomme

The finite element method has become a method of choice for computational engineering and science simulations. This hands-on tutorial will focus on the interactive development of finite element applic ... more

Taking Root: Wangari Mathai Story

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: Manta Boat located at the first Jetty of the Marine Walkway facing the beacon

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: TBC

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: TBC

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: TBC

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

By Makha Diop | Wendy Keyes |

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more

Fiction > Nonfiction: How To Make Up The Truth

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Quang Bao | Wendy Keyes

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:16 AM from New York City. The first time that I have typed the year "2012." Not true. I must have sent emails to friends -- "Happy New Year!" "Happy 2012!" I wish it was ... more

Lunar New Year

Location: Campus Dinner, Student Center, Harbor Walk

By Xi Li

We will celebrate the Lunar New Year happening on January 23rd in China, with a:;;18:00-19:30 Chinese movie evening;(Student Center, Fellowship Hall, Level 4);;19:30-21:00 Chinese Buffet with videos, ... more

Lost on Journey

Location: Student Center - Fellowship Hall

By WEP Film Festival

Some Chinese people work in cities other than their hometowns. For them, the most important event in the year is to go back home from the city where they normally work, to celebrate Chinese New Year w ... more

Chinese Language Table

Location: Student Center, Outdoor

By Han Liu | Nulati Yesibolati | Xi Li | Xi-Zhi Niu | Yin Liang

Chinese language table in front of Student Center, during the outdoor Chinese musical performance.;;People who are interested in learning daily-speaking Chinese and Chinese Culture, Greetings, etc. ca ... more