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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 


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

Science and Collaboration in the 3D Virtual Environment-Workshop

Location: Building 9 Classroom 4222

By Brier Tomlinson | David Denton

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

Observational Astronomy Course - Stargazing in the Arabian Desert

Location: Building 9 Room 2322

By Bianca Basso

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

How to Build a Simple Radar (From Theory to Practical Design)

Location: Building 9 Lab # 4128

By John Lipor | Sajid Ahmed

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