Loading...
You are seeing an old Enrichment Program. If you want to return to the current program, please click here

Join WEP 2013

5th Edition of the Annual Winter Enrichment Program will be held from 11th to 29th January, 2013

This year saw a total of more than 170 different events take place over a three week period, including keynote lectures, academic lectures and courses, cultural events, recreation events, workshops, exhibitions, skills training and field trips. Over 2000 participants took part and benefitted from the exciting and diverse program of events, enriching, inspiring and broadening their horizons. 

WEP's mission is to enrich and to inspire and broaden students' and the community's experience at KAUST with events and projects beyond the traditional academic curriculum. 
As a direct result of KAUST community's proposals, distinguished speakers and experts from around the world, the region, and our own University are invited to contribute to this program to have our intellectual horizons enlarged and our collective imaginations stretched.
I would like to thank you all the WEP supporters for your participation and contribution towards making it a huge success in this fourth year of the program. 

WEP 2013 Supporters 
We would also like to thank our sponsors who have made a significant impact on the success of WEP 2013. 

WEP 2013 sponsors 
We would like to hear your feedback and kindly ask you to please fill out a short online survey for WEP 2013: Click here 
If you wish to see some photos of WEP 2013 please visit the acadox website, we will be adding some soon: Click here 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

MANDATORY: Opening session

Location: Building 9 Lecture Hall # 2325

By James Mcdonald

11am-12pm one hour launch of the competition An on-line competition open to all! There are 10 mathematical problems (pitched at an academic level) which can be solved analytically or by using compute ... more

Water Sustainability Symposium

Location: Spine Auditorium - between Buildings 4 & 5

By James Mcdonald

Jarir Story Going Public – A Family Perspective - Business Leadership Series

Location: Building 9/ Lecture Hall I # 2322

By Abdullah Almojel | Muhammad Alagil

Jarir Marketing Co (JMC) is a local success story and a great example of a successful family business that went public. Today JMC enjoys a market capitalization of SAR 9.2 billion and operates 32 spe ... more
One lecture (1h) and four sessions (3h each) The event will mimic the MIT OpenCourseWare course entitled, “Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar I ... more

WEP 2013 Guitar Classes - Beginners

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Eghard Volchenk

Course aimed at beginners, teaching them all the basic skills they need to play the guitar. Students will be able to play a few songs after 2 weeks. Basic Guitar Chords; Open Chords, TAB, Chord Diagra ... more

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.

Guitar Classes - Advanced

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Eghard Volchenk

Linear Improvisation for Guitarist: Rock, Jazz and Blues. How to use Modes, Scales, Pentatonics and Jazz Lines. Advanced Jazz Harmony. Advanced Playing Techniques, Plectrum and Fingerstyle. Music and ... more

WEP Opening Night: Art Installation Inauguration – “The Expanding Club”

Location: Rotunda, Building 16 and plaza

By Janet Echelman | WEP Team

Art Installation – Fish Netting “The Expanding Club,” with Keynote American artist, Janet Echelman. Program: Unveiling of the Sculpture Ribbon cutting Light dinner Note: Janet Echelman's keynote le ... more

Golf Putting Competition

Location: Safaa Golf Club

By Laurence Byrne

Complete 6 tricky putting holes in as few stroke as possible. Winner will be the individual with the fewest number of strokes and will receive a Safaa Golf Club branded polo shirt of their choice. F ... more

Keynote - Taking Imagination Seriously

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By Janet Echelman

American artist, Janet Echelman, reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. She has constructed net sc ... more
Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mathematical Modeling Camp

Location: Computer Lab Building 9 Room 2221, 2222 & 2223

By Chris Breward | Ian Griffiths | Ibrahim Hoteit | Sean Bohun | Thomas Maerz

Mathematical modeling camps occur across the world and aim to provide participants with a hands-on experience of mathematical modeling under the guidance of an experienced instructor. The Camp is desi ... more

Introduction to Physical Problem-Solving

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3223

By Catherine Newman

For those unfamiliar with this workshop, it is a hands-on opportunity for participants to develop their physical problem-solving sensibilities. Students are exposed to practical “design thinking” skil ... more
This workshop will introduce students to the virtual world and how it can be used for problem solving with a unique perspective. Students will learn how to enter the virtual world via their avatar and ... more

The Postdoctoral Experience - What you should know

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Aram Amassian | James Calvin | Jean Fréchet | Jelena Bajic | Sam Castaned

Part of "Paving your road to Independence" series As part of Postdoctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate development, this focused workshop will provide insights into the attributes, skills and achievement ... more

Anne Vignal's artwork - Exhibition Opening

Location: Campus Library

By Anne Vignal

Exhibition dates: Sunday 13- Tuesday 15
This short and informal course is aimed at beginners who want to know more about the wonders of the night sky. It is divided into four classroom sessions and one observation trip in the desert. This c ... more

10 Mathematical Problems - Launch of the Online Competition

Location: Building 9 Lecture Hall # 2325

By James Mcdonald

11am-12pm one hour launch of the competition An on-line competition open to all! There are 10 mathematical problems (pitched at an academic level) which can be solved analytically or by using compute ... more

Seed Fund Fall Round 2012 Gala and Award Ceremony

Location: Conference Center, Bldg. 19

By Duaa Dawood

KAUST Seed Fund is delighted to invite you to attend the Seed Fund Fall 2012 Round Gala and Award Ceremony. The Winners will share their technologies during the Gala and will be available for question ... more

Water Theme in Art History - Lecture

Location: Building 9 Classroom # 3125

By Anne Vignal

The Water in art history lecture will cover the following themes: Light, reflections, illusionistic representation, symbolic, mythological theme ... Anne Vignal will discuss how artists have captured ... more

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By Duha Alhusseini

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

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By Duha Alhusseini

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

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
One lecture (1h) and four sessions (3h each) The event will mimic the MIT OpenCourseWare course entitled, “Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar I ... more
Two lectures dedicated to 1) the heavy metal accumulation in Saudi Arabia 2) pollutant removal using algae and plants. There are many industrial sites in Saudi Arabia polluted by heavy metals and pest ... more

Fuel and the Future

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 (Lecture Hall I)

By Claire Morris | Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus

A sustainable infrastructure for life, health and well-being in the 21st century must provide many countries worldwide with access to a clean environment, to food and water, as well as to competitive ... more

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.

Basketball Skills Development

Location: Harbor Sports Club Arena

By Rimantas Kodzius

Two sessions a week are geared to improve individual basketball skills in passing, shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. Sessions are held twice a week, each session is 1.5 hour long. The firs ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: Safaa Golf Club

By Laurence Byrne | WEP Team

Kick start the New Year by learning a new and valuable life skill! In these FREE introductory group lessons, you will learn the key fundamental techniques required to set you off on your golfing jour ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Various technologies to convert solar energy will be discussed by a world-leading scientist in this field. Michael Grätzel is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he dire ... more
Monday, January 14, 2013

Mathematical Modeling Camp

Location: Computer Lab Building 9 Room 2221, 2222 & 2223

By Chris Breward | Ian Griffiths | Ibrahim Hoteit | Sean Bohun | Thomas Maerz

Mathematical modeling camps occur across the world and aim to provide participants with a hands-on experience of mathematical modeling under the guidance of an experienced instructor. The Camp is desi ... more

Finite Element Modeling with COMSOL

Location: Computer Lab - Campus Library

By Amro Elshurafa

A working simulation is not a confirmation that your fabricated prototype will work! The numbers you get from a simulation are not necessarily close to those measured! A simulation only approximates t ... more

Introduction to Physical Problem-Solving

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3223

By Catherine Newman

For those unfamiliar with this workshop, it is a hands-on opportunity for participants to develop their physical problem-solving sensibilities. Students are exposed to practical “design thinking” skil ... more
Learning from the concepts used by green plants' photosynthesis, we have developed nano-structured systems affording efficient solar light harvesting and conversion to electricity and fuels. Solar cel ... more

Painting workshop on water theme

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Anne Vignal

Hands-on artistic workshop on the theme of water: Practice the techniques of using oil paint and watercolors Students will work in teams of 12 (maximum) and paint life images, outside (by the sea), o ... more

Painting workshop on water theme

Location: Multi-purpose room, Discovery Square

By Anne Vignal

Hands-on artistic workshop on the theme of water: Practice the techniques of using oil paint and watercolors Students will work in teams of 12 (maximum) and paint life images, outside (by the sea), o ... more
This workshop will introduce students to the virtual world and how it can be used for problem solving with a unique perspective. Students will learn how to enter the virtual world via their avatar and ... more
This short and informal course is aimed at beginners who want to know more about the wonders of the night sky. It is divided into four classroom sessions and one observation trip in the desert. This c ... more

Getting the Most out of Research Conferences and Networking for Scientists

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Aram Amassian | Jelena Bajic

Part of "Paving your Road to Independence" series As part of Postdoctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate development, Prof. Aram Amassian will discuss the importance of communicating science through networ ... more
One lecture (1h) and four sessions (3h each) The event will mimic the MIT OpenCourseWare course entitled, “Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar I ... more

Limestone and Lava Caves in Saudi Arabia

Location: Building 9 Room 2325 (Lecture Hall II)

By John Pint | Sigurjon Jonsson

General lecture on caves in Saudi Arabia, bones, artifacts and rare minerals found in them and the potential for a wide variety of scientific projects which could be carried out underground. Note: To ... more

The Development of Graduate Education in the Middle East

Location: Building 9 Room 3125

By Jamil Salmi |

Tertiary education enrollment has increased very rapidly in North Africa and the Middle East in the past decades, including female enrollment. But the development pattern of tertiary education systems ... more

Women of Arabia: The Leaders Behind the Scenes

Location: Building 9, Room 2322: Lecture Hall 1

By Ruba Alwajeeh

When I think of Arab women I find myself thinking of numerous words to describe them. At times they are known as the “mystic of Arabic poetry,” and at other times they are described as the backbone of ... more
Two lectures dedicated to 1) the heavy metal accumulation in Saudi Arabia 2) pollutant removal using algae and plants. There are many industrial sites in Saudi Arabia polluted by heavy metals and pest ... more

The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 Lecture Hall I

By Jamil Salmi |

The importance of tertiary education for economic growth and competitiveness is increasingly recognized as critical not just for middle-income and advanced countries, but also for low-income ones. Acc ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

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

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.

Guitar Classes - Advanced

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Eghard Volchenk

Linear Improvisation for Guitarist: Rock, Jazz and Blues. How to use Modes, Scales, Pentatonics and Jazz Lines. Advanced Jazz Harmony. Advanced Playing Techniques, Plectrum and Fingerstyle. Music and ... more

Keynote - The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By Spencer Wells

SPENCER WELLS is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Frank H. T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor at Cornell University. He leads The Genographic Project, which is collecting ... more
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mathematical Modeling Camp

Location: Computer Lab Building 9 Room 2221, 2222 & 2223

By Chris Breward | Ian Griffiths | Ibrahim Hoteit | Sean Bohun | Thomas Maerz

Mathematical modeling camps occur across the world and aim to provide participants with a hands-on experience of mathematical modeling under the guidance of an experienced instructor. The Camp is desi ... more

Finite Element Modeling with COMSOL

Location: Computer Lab - Campus Library

By Amro Elshurafa

A working simulation is not a confirmation that your fabricated prototype will work! The numbers you get from a simulation are not necessarily close to those measured! A simulation only approximates t ... more

Introduction to Physical Problem-Solving

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3223

By Catherine Newman

For those unfamiliar with this workshop, it is a hands-on opportunity for participants to develop their physical problem-solving sensibilities. Students are exposed to practical “design thinking” skil ... more

Music Theory - course

Location: Building 9 Room 3125

By Corrysuzanne Moriarty

This course will cover the basic elements of Western Music Theory and Notation, from a contemporary perspective. Topics explored will include: - treble and bass clef note names - intervals - chord bu ... more

Music Theory - course

Location: Building 9 Classroom 3125

By Corrysuzanne Moriarty

This course will cover the basic elements of Western Music Theory and Notation, from a contemporary perspective. Topics explored will include: - treble and bass clef note names - intervals - chord bu ... more

Painting workshop on water theme

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Anne Vignal

Hands-on artistic workshop on the theme of water: Practice the techniques of using oil paint and watercolors Students will work in teams of 12 (maximum) and paint life images, outside (by the sea), o ... more

Painting workshop on water theme

Location: Multi-purpose room, Discovery Square

By Anne Vignal

Hands-on artistic workshop on the theme of water: Practice the techniques of using oil paint and watercolors Students will work in teams of 12 (maximum) and paint life images, outside (by the sea), o ... more
Many important drugs that are used in clinics exert their function by binding covalently to their targets. Understanding their action requires quantum mechanical simulations. In this talk, after brie ... more
This workshop will introduce students to the virtual world and how it can be used for problem solving with a unique perspective. Students will learn how to enter the virtual world via their avatar and ... more
This short and informal course is aimed at beginners who want to know more about the wonders of the night sky. It is divided into four classroom sessions and one observation trip in the desert. This c ... more
Day-1, Lecture, Forenoon (11:00 am to 12 noon): Introductory session will be a couple of lectures introducing basic concepts like: 1) Molecular mechanics, force field and descriptor concepts. 2) Geome ... more

Business Leadership lecture

Location: Building 9 Room 2325

By Sheikh Saleh Kamel

This lecture is part of the Business Leadership Series presented at WEP (brought to you by University Development).
Day-1, Lecture, Forenoon (11:00 am to 12 noon): Introductory session will be a couple of lectures introducing basic concepts like: 1) Molecular mechanics, force field and descriptor concepts. 2) Geome ... more
One lecture (1h) and four sessions (3h each) The event will mimic the MIT OpenCourseWare course entitled, “Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar I ... more
Four-day course: Session 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM - 2 hr Lecture Session 2: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM - 2 hr Workshop Session 3: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, ... more

WEP 2013 Guitar Classes - Beginners

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Eghard Volchenk

Course aimed at beginners, teaching them all the basic skills they need to play the guitar. Students will be able to play a few songs after 2 weeks. Basic Guitar Chords; Open Chords, TAB, Chord Diagra ... more

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.

Basketball Skills Development

Location: Harbor Sports Club Arena

By Rimantas Kodzius

Two sessions a week are geared to improve individual basketball skills in passing, shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. Sessions are held twice a week, each session is 1.5 hour long. The firs ... more

Guitar Classes - Advanced

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Eghard Volchenk

Linear Improvisation for Guitarist: Rock, Jazz and Blues. How to use Modes, Scales, Pentatonics and Jazz Lines. Advanced Jazz Harmony. Advanced Playing Techniques, Plectrum and Fingerstyle. Music and ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: Safaa Golf Club

By Laurence Byrne | WEP Team

Kick start the New Year by learning a new and valuable life skill! In these FREE introductory group lessons, you will learn the key fundamental techniques required to set you off on your golfing jour ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mathematical Modeling Camp

Location: Computer Lab Building 9 Room 2221, 2222 & 2223

By Chris Breward | Ian Griffiths | Ibrahim Hoteit | Sean Bohun | Thomas Maerz

Mathematical modeling camps occur across the world and aim to provide participants with a hands-on experience of mathematical modeling under the guidance of an experienced instructor. The Camp is desi ... more

Finite Element Modeling with COMSOL

Location: Computer Lab - Campus Library

By Amro Elshurafa

A working simulation is not a confirmation that your fabricated prototype will work! The numbers you get from a simulation are not necessarily close to those measured! A simulation only approximates t ... more
This short and informal course is aimed at beginners who want to know more about the wonders of the night sky. It is divided into four classroom sessions and one observation trip in the desert. This c ... more
Day-1, Lecture, Forenoon (11:00 am to 12 noon): Introductory session will be a couple of lectures introducing basic concepts like: 1) Molecular mechanics, force field and descriptor concepts. 2) Geome ... more

Arabic Calligraphy Lecture

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Discover Saudi Arabia Exhibition - Opening

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Day-1, Lecture, Forenoon (11:00 am to 12 noon): Introductory session will be a couple of lectures introducing basic concepts like: 1) Molecular mechanics, force field and descriptor concepts. 2) Geome ... more
One lecture (1h) and four sessions (3h each) The event will mimic the MIT OpenCourseWare course entitled, “Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar I ... more
Four-day course: Session 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM - 2 hr Lecture Session 2: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM - 2 hr Workshop Session 3: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, ... more

Calligraphy Booth

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Keynote - Legacy of Historical Jeddah

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

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

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Historical Jeddah Tour

Location: Old city Jeddah

By Sami Ben Salah Nawar

Old Jeddah is made up of four districts with narrow streets -each with a name that tells its story-, and comprised of six to seven hundred homes - some buildings as old as 300 to 400 years old. Sawi N ... more

Historical Jeddah Tour

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Snorkeling Trip

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

Snorkelers onboard KAUST Manta are charged per person; snorkeling will be 75 SR per person, children under 12 are 40 SR; under 5 are free. All bookings should be made through marinebookings@kaust.edu ... more

5K Fun Run

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

2nd Annual Football Tournament

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.
Friday, January 18, 2013

Diving Trip

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

1. Diving trips onboard KAUST Manta are charged per person, 150 SR per person. All costs include food & beverage, (salads, sandwiches, pastries, desserts, and hot & cold refreshments). 2. For those w ... more

WEP Trophy Competition- Safaa Golf Course

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Building 9, Classroom # 3221

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

5-day Arabic course held during WEP Week 1. Students will get certification at the end of the course.
Saturday, January 19, 2013

How to Build iPhone/iPad Applications: A Workshop

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Enviro Home

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Becoming a Global Leader

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Fishing Photo Exhibition - Opening

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Keynote - Our Oceans, Ourselves

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Building Strong Teams

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By Duha Alhusseini

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

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By Duha Alhusseini

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

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Fishing Activities in Thuwal - Lecture

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Introduction to Music Theory - Lecture

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Golf Lessons

Location: Safaa Golf Club

By Laurence Byrne | WEP Team

Kick start the New Year by learning a new and valuable life skill! In these FREE introductory group lessons, you will learn the key fundamental techniques required to set you off on your golfing jour ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Keynote - Lessons from Space Exploration

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Monday, January 21, 2013

Do we Really Need to be Afraid of Snakes?

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Distributed Strategic Learning for Engineers

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Saudi Arabia's largest EARTHQUAKE!

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

WEP 2013 Guitar Classes - Beginners

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Eghard Volchenk

Course aimed at beginners, teaching them all the basic skills they need to play the guitar. Students will be able to play a few songs after 2 weeks. Basic Guitar Chords; Open Chords, TAB, Chord Diagra ... more

Keynote - Building a Global Knowledge Society

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Earth Architecture, Past or Future?

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Piano Recital

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Alumni Lecture Series

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Historical Jeddah Tour

Location: Old city Jeddah

By Sami Ben Salah Nawar

Old Jeddah is made up of four districts with narrow streets -each with a name that tells its story-, and comprised of six to seven hundred homes - some buildings as old as 300 to 400 years old. Sawi N ... more

Historical Jeddah Tour

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Snorkeling Trip

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

Snorkelers onboard KAUST Manta are charged per person; snorkeling will be 75 SR per person, children under 12 are 40 SR; under 5 are free. All bookings should be made through marinebookings@kaust.edu ... more

WEP Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

Location: Thuwal Park

By Scott Herrington

This clinic will offer players of all levels the skills and understanding they need to enjoy the awesome game of Ultimate.

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Alumni Lunch

Location: Yacht Club - Al Marsa

By Stephanie Callens

Luncheon at the Yacht Club for Alumni only. Registration through alumni.services@kaust.edu.sa

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By Duha Alhusseini

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

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By Duha Alhusseini

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

KAUST Museum Tour

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
The master class cooking demonstration is a show where you get to experience first hand cooking techniques, handling of a knife to fine tuning your idea of cooking. Here you will be shown as well as p ... more

Africa Trek: In the Footsteps of Mankind (Movie and Discussion)

Location: Discovery theatre (cinema)

By Alexandre Poussin | Aurelien Manchon

Seminar and movie session After a bicycle tour around the world (1993-1994) and the grand traverse of the Himalaya ranges (1997), Alexandre and Sonia Poussin made the first successful attempt to cros ... more

Cricket Super Sixes

Location: Thuwal Park

By Mansoor Siddiqui

In a Super Sixes Tournament, each team consists of six players and is played six overs for each side. It has a knock-out basis. This version can be played indoors or outdoors, like on basketball court ... more

Ultimate Disc Golf

Location: Thuwal Park

By Scott Herrington

Disc golf is a flying disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from b ... more

WEP 2013 Racketlon Tournament

Location: Harbor Sports Club Arena

By Daniel Binham

Racketlon combines table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. A match consists of one set to 11 points in each of these four sports: whoever scores more points in total, wins. The men's and women's t ... more

2nd Annual Football Tournament

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Poster Competitions: Award Ceremony

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By Niveen Khashab

Award Ceremony for the: - 2nd Annual Research Poster Competition for Undergraduates - KAUST Graduate and Postdoc Poster Competition The 27 top finalists selected to come and spend one week at KAUST t ... more

Improv Performance

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By Basel Al-Naffouri | Lisa Rowland | Regina Saisi | Tim Orr | Wendy Keyes

The Improvisation Performance will be an engaging evening of fun for the whole family. The actors incorporate suggestions and ideas that are generated from the audience. Watch and listen as short sc ... more
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013

Diving Trip

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

1. Diving trips onboard KAUST Manta are charged per person, 150 SR per person. All costs include food & beverage, (salads, sandwiches, pastries, desserts, and hot & cold refreshments). 2. For those w ... more

Beach Day

Location: South Beach

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad | Sean Licciardi

Fun beach activities will be taking place including access to water sports facilities, registrations for races and competitions with winner prizes, barbecue (FOR FREE), snack trolleys, kids' corner an ... more

WEP Ultimate Tournament

Location: Thuwal Park

By Scott Herrington

Come out and play Ultimate Frisbee in a tournament after having honed your skills in the clinic!

Solo Guitar Performance at the Beach

Location: South Beach

By Eghard Volchenk

Performance by Eghard Volschenk during Beach Day. He will play a varied repertoire ranging from his own solo arrangements of Latin standards, Classical favorites, Jazz Standards and Rock anthems.
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Biologically Active Small Molecules

Location: Building 9, Room # 4125

By John Archer

2 courses (1.5h each) The courses will be delivered by John Archer. Topics include the common targets for biologically active small molecules, including enzymes, receptors, and nucleic acids; the dis ... more

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3224

By Carsten Svensson | James Stephenson

5-session course: Introduction (half day) Hands-on exercises A 5-session course run as an interactive training course in the history, basic principles, tools and techniques of the Lean Six Sigma (LS ... more

Monte Carlo Methods and High-Performance Computing

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Michael Mascagni

This 3 session offering is based on short summer courses given by Prof. Mascagni. The courses teach students about Monte Carlo methods and show them trends in high-performance computing (HPC). The emp ... more

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)

Location: Ledture Hall 1, Bldg 9.

By Jean Fréchet | Jelena Bajic

Part of "Paving your Road to Independence" series. As part of Postdoctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate development, this talk will provide insights into international standards for the Responsible Condu ... more

The Art of Chinese Painting - An Invitation to Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Location: Building 9 Room 2325 (Lecture Hall II)

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This introductory lecture is part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which focuses on presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full progra ... more

Marketing Tools for a Job Search - Career Action Series

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 (Lecture Hall I)

By Andree Graf | Jerry Mcdonald | WEP Team

MARKETING TOOLS FOR A JOB SEARCH: Obtain ideas and tips on how to construct successful resumes, curriculum vita, cover letters, and thank you letters that can land you that dream job. Career action ... more

Entrepreneur's Guide to Open Innovation and Intellectual Property - Cancelled

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Terence Mcelwee

Event Cancelled!

Coral Reefs - Underwater Treasure Troves

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Andean Music in Peru and Other Countries

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 (Lecture Hall I)

By Gustavo Quino Quispe | Luis Flavio Siller Rodriguez

Attendees will be presented several music genres from the South American Andes, especially from Peru. The music, its meaning and their origins will also be explained. This lecture will include live mu ... more
The 2011 Tohoku-oki, Japan earthquake (Mw9.0) produced the largest fault slip ever recorded for an earthquake, up to 50 meters on the shallow portion of the subduction megathrust. This slip produced t ... more
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Biologically Active Small Molecules

Location: Building 9, Room # 4125

By John Archer

2 courses (1.5h each) The courses will be delivered by John Archer. Topics include the common targets for biologically active small molecules, including enzymes, receptors, and nucleic acids; the dis ... more

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner's Class A

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program c ... more

From the Land to the Sea: Terrestrial and Marine Plants of the Red Sea Region

Location: Building 9, lecture hall 2 (session 1 and 3), Front of Bldg 16 (session 2)

By Emily Kelly | Maggie Johnson

3-day course with lecture, lab, and fieldtrip: - 1 morning lecture (lecture hall 2, bldg 9) - 1 morning field trip (meeting point- in front of bldg 16, drop-off area) - 1 morning lecture or sample an ... more

Interviewing Dynamics - Career Action Series

Location: Building 9. Lecture Hall 1 # 2322

By Jerry Mcdonald | WEP Team

INTERVIEWING DYNAMICS Do all employers conduct the same style of job interviews? The answer is no, and it’s important for all job seekers to know the difference. Be prepared for all the options by lea ... more

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3224

By Carsten Svensson | James Stephenson

5-session course: Introduction (half day) Hands-on exercises A 5-session course run as an interactive training course in the history, basic principles, tools and techniques of the Lean Six Sigma (LS ... more

Monte Carlo Methods and High-Performance Computing

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Michael Mascagni

This 3 session offering is based on short summer courses given by Prof. Mascagni. The courses teach students about Monte Carlo methods and show them trends in high-performance computing (HPC). The emp ... more

Seismology Course

Location: Building 9 (Check Resources for list of venues)

By Hugo Cruzjimenez | James Mori

Dr. Mori will give a two-session course about specific topics in seismology to both students and researchers interested in such, possibly those from Earth Sciences. This course is scheduled for 2 morn ... more

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner's Class B

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program c ... more
SECURING AN INTERNSHIP THROUGH WEB APPLICATIONS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING Identifying methods and resources that will help you obtain an internship that applies your academic preparation and maximizes fut ... more

Effective Oral Presentations

Location: Building 19 Conference Center, Hall 1

By Erica Jolly | Marcos Bracchitta

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.

Science Fun Fair

Location: Campus spine, Auditorium Bldg 20, Campus library, museum auditorium

By Alaa Ragab | Damián San Román Alerigi | Elena Kauffmann | Sara Livazovic |

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

The Mathematical Soul of Culture: the Ancients

Location: Building 9/ Lecture Hall I # 2322

By Alyn Rockwood

Why does the circle have 360 degrees? Should “nothing” really be a number? Why would Hippo of Pontus be executed for proving that the square root of 2 cannot be a fraction? How did principles of CAD/C ... more

10 Mathematical Problems - Results of the Competition

Location: Spine Auditorium - between Buildings 4 & 5

By James Mcdonald

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Advanced Class

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This advanced class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program con ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: Safaa Golf Club

By Laurence Byrne | WEP Team

Kick start the New Year by learning a new and valuable life skill! In these FREE introductory group lessons, you will learn the key fundamental techniques required to set you off on your golfing jour ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
Monday, January 28, 2013

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner's Class A

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program c ... more
To experience marine biology and coral reef monitoring at hand, the course includes: - a 1-day classroom theory session - and a 1-day diving field trip In the *theory lesson* (on Monday 28), particip ... more
To experience marine biology and coral reef monitoring at hand, the course includes: - a 1-day classroom theory session - and a 1-day snorkeling field trip In the *theory lesson* (on Monday 28), p ... more

From the Land to the Sea: Terrestrial and Marine Plants of the Red Sea Region

Location: Building 9, lecture hall 2 (session 1 and 3), Front of Bldg 16 (session 2)

By Emily Kelly | Maggie Johnson

3-day course with lecture, lab, and fieldtrip: - 1 morning lecture (lecture hall 2, bldg 9) - 1 morning field trip (meeting point- in front of bldg 16, drop-off area) - 1 morning lecture or sample an ... more

Hybrid Computing at KAUST

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Alain Clo | Florent Lebeau | Saber Feki

Dear Auditors, Welcome All, This course will cover the following topics : - Introduction the Opportunity for Kaust - Alain - Hybrid Computing in the World, and at Kaust, the Ecosystem and the Mark ... more

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3224

By Carsten Svensson | James Stephenson

5-session course: Introduction (half day) Hands-on exercises A 5-session course run as an interactive training course in the history, basic principles, tools and techniques of the Lean Six Sigma (LS ... more

Managing a Successful Job Search - Career Action Series

Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall 2 # 2325

By Jerry Mcdonald

MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH Are you anxious about completing your studies, and having to find a job? This session will provide you methods, tools, and resources to manage the process successfully ... more

Monte Carlo Methods and High-Performance Computing

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Michael Mascagni

This 3 session offering is based on short summer courses given by Prof. Mascagni. The courses teach students about Monte Carlo methods and show them trends in high-performance computing (HPC). The emp ... more

Problems and Algorithms in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 (Lecture Hall I)

By Yulia Medvedeva

Both computational biology and bioinformatics are rooted in life sciences as well as computer sciences and technologies. Biology provides them motivation to study complex, challenging problems and to ... more

Seismology Course

Location: Building 9 (Check Resources for list of venues)

By Hugo Cruzjimenez | James Mori

Dr. Mori will give a two-session course about specific topics in seismology to both students and researchers interested in such, possibly those from Earth Sciences. This course is scheduled for 2 morn ... more

Presentation of the World Cuisine Competition, by Gastronomic Journalist Guido Barendson

Location: Building 9/ Lecture Hall II # 2325

By Guido Barendson | WEP Team

Gastronomic Journalist will give a presentation on the cooking Competition (that will take place on Wednesday January 30). This presentation is in preparation to the Cooking Competition that will be ... more

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner's Class B

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program c ... more

Experiences to Remember from Saudi Arabia - OSN TV Network

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 (Lecture Hall I)

By Ahmad Sahab | Salah Sindi

Through this event, Mr. Ahmad Sahab (creator, director and presenter from OSN TV Netwrok), will take you on a trip where you will explore the landscapes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the brand new ... more

The Secrets of the Royal Mummies, from Tutankhamun to Cleopatra - CANCELLED

Location: Building 9 Room 2325 (Lecture Hall II)

By Alyn Rockwood | Zahi Hawass

This lecture will explain the use of forensic techniques to reveal the Secrets of the Royal Mummies. You will hear about the discovery of the Mummy of Queen Hatshepsut and the secrets of the family of ... more

Keynote - The Mystery of the Pyramids - CANCELLED

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By Zahi Hawass

This lecture will explain: how the Great Pyramid of Khufu was built and the journey of the robot put inside that pyramid to search for secret doors; the tombs of the nobles that were found west of the ... more

Maaden Gold Mine - CANCELLED

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: KAUST Marina

By Buthaina El Ramly | Marwa Baawad

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

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Advanced Class

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This advanced class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program con ... more
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner's Class A

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program c ... more

From the Land to the Sea: Terrestrial and Marine Plants of the Red Sea Region

Location: Building 9, lecture hall 2 (session 1 and 3), Front of Bldg 16 (session 2)

By Emily Kelly | Maggie Johnson

3-day course with lecture, lab, and fieldtrip: - 1 morning lecture (lecture hall 2, bldg 9) - 1 morning field trip (meeting point- in front of bldg 16, drop-off area) - 1 morning lecture or sample an ... more

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3224

By Carsten Svensson | James Stephenson

5-session course: Introduction (half day) Hands-on exercises A 5-session course run as an interactive training course in the history, basic principles, tools and techniques of the Lean Six Sigma (LS ... more

Noor for Research

Location: Building 9 Room 2322

By Alain Clo

Noor for Research : KNUG Kaust Noor User Group - What is Noor? Who is the team behind ? 10 minAlain - The History and Future of Noor-10 min Mohamed - Who are the Users, Researchers and Faculty members ... more

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner's Class B

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program c ... more

Keynote - Origins of Our Universe

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Henry Tye | Ying Wu

The origin of the Universe has been a subject of religious, mythological and philosophical importance since the dawn of human civilization. We are in the Golden Age of cosmology, with a tremendous a ... more

Thesis and Dissertation Support Workshop

Location: Building 19 Conference Center, Hall 1

By Erica Jolly | Marcos Bracchitta

This workshop is aimed at all those wishing to familiarize themselves with or improve their thesis and/or dissertation writing skills. The main aspects covered will range from: the weight and functi ... more

Thesis and Dissertation Support Workshop

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Sculpture Another Way to Confront Nature

Location: Building 9 Classroom 2325 (Lecture Hall II)

By Igor Ustinov

by Igor Ustinov Unlike Scientists that face Nature, to discover, to understand, to acknowledge, to transform, to use, to find a way, a better way Sculptors face nature, to signal, to testify, to expr ... more

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop: Advanced Class

Location: Multi-purpose room , Discovery Square

By Chengcheng Tang | Peng Longxi | Ye Han

This advanced class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program con ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: Safaa Golf Club

By Laurence Byrne | WEP Team

Kick start the New Year by learning a new and valuable life skill! In these FREE introductory group lessons, you will learn the key fundamental techniques required to set you off on your golfing jour ... more

Golf Lessons

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

CANCELLED - Informal Pre-Lecture Concert

Location: Building 20, Lobby of Auditorium

By Wendy Keyes

Music by Mozart, Gibbons, Haddad, El-Sunbati and Rakcheyeva Attab Haddad, oud Joelle Barker, percussion Matt Ridley, double bass Sabina Rakcheyeva, violin Wendy Keyes, viola This event will be held ... more

The Right Brain

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By Alyn Rockwood | David Keyes | Igor Ustinov | Jolin Qutub

A “folk” popularization of the lateralization of the hemispheres, following the work of Roger W. Sperry, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1981, characterizes scientists and engineers as ... more
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To experience marine biology and coral reef monitoring at hand, the course includes: - a 1-day classroom theory session - and a 1-day diving field trip In the *theory lesson* (on Monday 28), particip ... more
To experience marine biology and coral reef monitoring at hand, the course includes: - a 1-day classroom theory session - and a 1-day snorkeling field trip In the *theory lesson* (on Monday 28), p ... more

Visit to Petro Rabigh - CANCELLED

Location: TBA

By Selim Salah Eldeen

The Petro Rabigh plant is located on the Red Sea, on a 3,000 acre site occupied by what used to be a Saudi Aramco topping refinery. It currently employs around 2,000 people, of which over 80 percent a ... more

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

Location: Building 9, classroom # 3224

By Carsten Svensson | James Stephenson

5-session course: Introduction (half day) Hands-on exercises A 5-session course run as an interactive training course in the history, basic principles, tools and techniques of the Lean Six Sigma (LS ... more

Music Theory - course

Location: Building 9 Room 3125

By Corrysuzanne Moriarty

This course will cover the basic elements of Western Music Theory and Notation, from a contemporary perspective. Topics explored will include: - treble and bass clef note names - intervals - chord bu ... more

Music Theory - course

Location: Building 9 Classroom 3125

By Corrysuzanne Moriarty

This course will cover the basic elements of Western Music Theory and Notation, from a contemporary perspective. Topics explored will include: - treble and bass clef note names - intervals - chord bu ... more

The Mathematical Soul of Culture - The Moderns

Location: Building 9/Lecture Hall II # 2325

By Alyn Rockwood

Why does the circle have 360 degrees? Should “nothing” really be a number? Why would Hippo of Pontus be executed for proving that the square root of 2 cannot be a fraction? How did principles of CAD/C ... more
The topic of this cooking competition event will be kept secret until the day of the Presentation (WEP 267 C). Members of the judging panel will include: - Nadeem Ismail, Tamimi Chef - Guido Barends ... more

The Academic Job Application and Interview process - Insights from our Search Committee

Location: Building 9 Room 2322 (Lecture Hall I)

By James Calvin | Jelena Bajic

Part of "Paving your Road to Independence" series. Speakers: - Boon Ooi, - Chris Gehring - Yves Gnanou

Closing Ceremony

Location: Building 20 Auditorium

By WEP Team

Program: - Speech & Award Ceremony (5:45 - 6:30 pm) - Concert (6:30 - 7:30 pm) - Dinner at the diner (8:00 - 9:00 pm)
Program: - Speech & Award Ceremony (5:45 - 6:30 pm) - Concert (6:30 - 7:45 pm) - Dinner at the campus diner* (8:00 - 9:00 pm) *Dinner free and open to all the community. Coupons distributed during t ... more

Closing Ceremony & Closing Concert

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Closing Ceremony

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Closing Concert

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC