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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 


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

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

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
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

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

Lab to Film: Story-telling in Science

Location: Building 9 Room 3128

By April Renee Bailey | Kathryn Furby | Michael L. Berumen

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