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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 


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

Discover Reef Check - Course & Diving field trip

Location: Building 9 Room 4222

By Cornelia Roder | Jessica Bouwmeester

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

Discover Reef Check - Course & Snorkeling field trip

Location: Building 9 Room 4222

By Cornelia Roder | Jessica Bouwmeester

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