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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.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Global Sales Strategies for Ambitious Tech-Entrepreneurs

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

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

Scientific typesetting with LaTeX

Location: Campus Library - Computer Room

WHAT LaTeX IS;LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetter. LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, linguists, e ... more

Antibody Structure, Function and Engineering

Location: Building 9 - 3223

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

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

Modern Saudi Art Exhibit

Location: TBC

Official Opening:;Saturday, January 28 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.;This event will run until January 30th;;Program:;This special exhibit is brought to you at KAUST by WEP, the Communication department, and ... more
The management and protection of the environment have captured the interest of many countries which are facing ever-decreasing natural resources. Saudi Arabia has a very unique environmental challenge ... more
A nucleic acids technology has evolved utilizing the specific recognition of nucleic acid sequences by biological nucleic acids and proteins. Efforts concentrate on gene silencing and other potential ... more
How to Apply GIS Technology in City Planning and Environmental Protection.

Drum All-Classes Rehearsal

Location: TBC

Come and listen to the musical stylings of your colleagues who have been learning to play the drums!

Desert Seas

Location: Discovery Theatre

This session would be a presentation of the National Geographic feature, "Desert Seas", a 50-minute documentary uncovering the dazzling Red Sea and the wondrous Arabian Gulf.;;Produced by Saudi Aramco ... more

Modern Saudi Art Workshops

Location: TBC

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

WEP Closing Ceremony

Location: Harbor Walk

Program:;;19:00 - Asian & Middle Eastern Dinner Buffet;; 19:15 - Introductions and Speech;; 19:30 - W.E.P. Sports Awards Ceremony ;;20:15 - African Drum Music ;;21:00 - Professional Drummers Perform ; ... more
Fusion of Art (live performance of violin and painting);;January 29 and 30 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.;;Violinist: Yi Yu