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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 
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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

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

Arabic Calligraphy Lecture

Location: TBA

By WEP Team


Discover Saudi Arabia Exhibition - Opening

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

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

Limestone and Lava Caves of Saudi Arabia

Location: TBA

By WEP Team


Saudi Architectural Heritage 3-session course

Location: TBA

By WEP Team


Calligraphy Booth

Location: TBA

By WEP Team


Keynote - Legacy of Historical Jeddah

Location: TBA

By WEP Team


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.