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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.

 

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Underwater Photography / Filmmaking Workshop B _ CANCELED

Global Sales Strategies for Ambitious Tech-Entrepreneurs

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

By Faran Siddiqi | Kenneth Morse

An intensive two-day course for KAUST engineers and scientists who want to see their breakthrough ideas and inventions move successfully and swiftly from the cool comfort of the laboratory to the crue ... more

Practical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Building 9 - 3224

By Cornie Scheffer

This workshop is a basic introduction and overview of the very exciting field of biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering involves applying the concepts, knowledge and approaches of virtually al ... more

Solar Energy Conversion

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Kazunari Domen

Solar energy is abundant and renewable energy resource. Many approaches have been developed for solar energy conversion to the energy matters that we can use. To utilize the solar energy in a large sc ... more

Antibody Structure, Function and Engineering

Location: Building 9 - 3223

By Anna Tramontano

Successful recognition of foreign antigens by antibodies (or immunoglobulins) is crucial for the defense of an organism against pathogens and strictly depends upon the enormous diversity of the sequen ... more

Cloud Computing Basics: Concepts, Technologies and Use cases

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Sambit Sahu

This course will focus on leveraging Cloud Computing infrastructure and programming models for High Performance Computing. It will start by introducing basic Cloud Computing concepts such as Iaas, Paa ... 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

Aspects of Biopolymer Science. I. Biomaterials – Bioplastics

Location: Building 9 - 3224

By H. Seliger | Mostafa Zedan

Will there be plastic materials in a world without fossil carbon sources? Likely yes. Already the annual production of biomass exceeds the predicted total reserves of petroleum. But there is still a l ... 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

"Life" in Movies: Biology in Popular Cinema

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

This short course highlights several popular movies with strong biology themes or messages. Scenes from each movie will be explored with a critical eye for scientific accuracy ranging from specific de ... 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

Modern Saudi Art Exhibit Opening

Location: Campus Library

By Hisham Ahmad Binjabi

Official Opening:;Saturday, January 28 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.;;Program:;This special exhibit is brought to you at KAUST by WEP, the Communication department, and Exhibit Organizer Mr.Hisham Binjabi, Pr ... more

Modern Saudi Art Workshops

Location: TBC

By Duaa Basyouni

Limited seats available. To register, email duaa.basyouni@kaust.edu.sa or register here.;;Workshops:;Lecturer Mr. Hisham Binjabi renouned artists and lecturer in King Abdulaziz University;Certificate ... more

Dr. Zahi Hawass - CANCELED

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

By Zahi Hawass

Dear All,;;We announce that Dr. Zahi Hawass (Egyptian Archeologist and Former Minister of Antiquities) has postponed his visit to KAUST.;;Please find below a Skype video recording with a message from ... more