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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.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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

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
R is a powerful and flexible statistical language and environment for statistical analysis and graphics. It is free, open source, and runs under most operating systems. R becomes an increasing importa ... more

Unsolved Problems of Particle Physics and Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Akhundov Arif

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN presents an unprecedented opportunity to probe the realm of New Physics in the TeV region and shed light on some of the core unresolved issues of Particle Physics. Th ... more

Drum Class - Beginners A

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

By Makha Diop | Wendy Keyes |

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

Drum Class - Beginners B

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

By Makha Diop | Wendy Keyes |

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

A Story of a KAUST Startup (Acadox) - Alumni series

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Hareeqi Mohammad | Mustafa Nabulsi | WEP Team

In this lecture, the story of Acadox will be shared. Acadox is the next generation learning and intelligence platform. We tried to re-think the way academic activities are managed these days.;;We will ... more

A Beautiful Mind

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink o ... more

A Beautiful Mind

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink o ... 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

Team Dynamics in Start-ups

Location: Building 9 - 4125

By Maaz Gazdar

Whenever there are more than three people on a project, managing the team becomes a crucial point to the successful outcome of the team.;The purpose of this talk is to give an overview of some of the ... more

A Day with Nano

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Moon Kim

Nanotechnology is changing our lives! ‘A Universal translator’ lets us talk with a foreigner without having to learn the language, ‘A Painless syringe needle’ takes the fear out of getting a shot, ‘A ... more
This course consists of a two-day workshop and a field trip (Field Trip on Thursday 26, 15:30-17:30);;A book recently published by Cambridge University Press ("The Artist and the Scientists") provides ... more
Whether you tell great stories or you appreciate them, writing them down (and making readers and strangers care) requires a radically different approach and specific skills. This course on writing is ... more
Whether you tell great stories or you appreciate them, writing them down (and making readers and strangers care) requires a radically different approach and specific skills. This course on writing is ... 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
Abstract: Many important drugs that are used in the clinics exert their function by binding covalently to their targets. Understanding their action requires quantum mechanical simulations. In this tal ... 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
Data centers are homes to computers that run critical applications and services that we all take for granted such as email and internet access. These complex facilities have become the focal point in ... more

Film: The Shoemaker and Q&A Session - CANCELED

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Saber, an Iraqi shoemaker, returns to his family after being wrongfully detained by the occupation forces for two years. We follow his first day back to his village and his reunion with Nidal, his wif ... more

Family Movie Night in the Park

Location: TBD

By Recreation Department

Family Movie Night in the Park

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Location: Discovery Theatre

By Patricia Birkett | WEP Film Festival

In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline........... Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almos ... more

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Location: Discovery Theatre

By Patricia Birkett | WEP Film Festival

In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline........... Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almos ... more

Poster Competition Award Ceremony

Location: Building 20 - Auditorium

By Niveen Khashab

KAUST launched its first *International Research Poster Competition for Undergraduates* (October-November, 2011).;;We received more than 300 submissions from around the globe.;;50 top-authors were sel ... more

"Bridging Cultural Differences in Business"

Location: Main Auditorium, Building 20

By Abdullah Almojel | Suliman Almandeel

Lecture introduced by Dr. Abdullah Almojel.;;"Bridging Cultural Differences in Business, Mr. Suliman Almandeel, Managing Director of Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG)