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Who is WEP for?

WEP is open to all KAUST faculty, students, staff and community members. In addition, KAUST Industrial Partners, WEP Sponsors, Undergraduates from around the world (through Undergraduate Poster Competition) and In-Kingdom students from leading universities in Saudi Arabia are invited to join through a specific program.

How to Attend WEP?

  • All those who are eligible must ‘Join this Community’ on Acadox.
  • Upon viewing the schedule, you will see events are color coded into different categories.
  • Credited events can be clearly seen, so students can prioritize these.
  • Some events are for the whole community and others have limited seats and a pre-selection process.
  • Browse the schedule and select the events you wish to attend and register for them. Prior registration is mandatory; you MUST register for an event on Acadox in order to be able to attend it.

Rules for KAUST Students     

  • All students must be on campus for the duration of the WEP.
  • It is mandatory for KAUST students to register for WEP once during their studies.
  • Students must earn 40 credits and attend a minimum of 6 Keynote Lectures during one WEP.
  • Credited events include Academic, Skills, Entrepreneurship and Keynote Lectures and these are clearly identified on the schedule.
  • Should an event be cancelled, students must make every effort to register for an alternative event.
  • Should an event be cancelled at short notice (less than 7 days before event), students must still make every effort to register for an alternative event but will be awarded the credits for the cancelled event.

In Collaboration

We would like to thank KAUST Students, Faculty, Community Members, Alumni and Industrial Partners who submit proposals each year to create WEP.

We would also like to thank the WEP Review Committee, (chaired by Professor William Roberts) which considers the scientific and technological aspects of the proposals, as well as their enriching and inspiring nature and selects events for the program.

Many KAUST departments support WEP and without their work we would not be able to bring you WEP, thank you!

In addition our Sponsors generously support WEP and we owe them a huge gratitude.

Your support and contribution makes WEP what it is!

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Session 1: Evolution of fixed-access communications Session 2: Evolution of wireless communications Session 3: Conclusions and open-discussion session In the two first sessions, a high level overview ... more
This is a lecture on the workings of basic radar. Radar stands for Radio Detection and Ranging, and it is one of the inventions that changed the world. Radar transmits radio frequency (RF) waves int ... more

Meet with Speakers - 01

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Meet with Speakers - 02

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Analysis of processed food and biofuels - Using modern mass spectrometry methods

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322/B

By Nikolai Kuhnert

Thermally processed food and biofuels obtained from thermal treatment of biomass are chemically remarkably similar. In both materials primary and secondary metabolites of plant or microbial origin inc ... more

Edible Botanical Installations - Workshop

Location: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB

By Fiona Inglis | Natalya Ayers

LOCATION: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB A bus will depart from outside Building 16 at 2:40 p.m. to take participants to the Gardening and Sanitation Building, CSOB. Pyrus is a botanical star ... more

Edible Botanical Installations - Workshop

Location: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB

By Fiona Inglis | Natalya Ayers

LOCATION: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB A bus will depart from outside Building 16 at 2:40 p.m. to take participants to the Gardening and Sanitation Building, CSOB. Pyrus is a botanical star ... more
As research funding is harder to come by and people’s attention span is getting shorter, it has become more important to create engaging visuals to effectively communicate your research ideas and disc ... more

Lab to Film: Story- Telling in Science

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4125

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

Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and I’ll remember it forever. - Gail Matthews-DeNatale Science and technology have infinite potential for solving loca ... more

Edible Botanical Installations - Workshop

Location: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB

By Fiona Inglis | Natalya Ayers

LOCATION: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB A bus will depart from outside Building 16 at 2:40 p.m. to take participants to the Gardening and Sanitation Building, CSOB. Pyrus is a botanical star ... more

Edible Botanical Installations - Workshop

Location: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB

By Fiona Inglis | Natalya Ayers

LOCATION: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB A bus will depart from outside Building 16 at 2:40 p.m. to take participants to the Gardening and Sanitation Building, CSOB. Pyrus is a botanical star ... more

Piano Recital - Orazio Sciortino

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Orazio Sciortino

“Dancing with the Piano” Three Waltzes, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Wedding-Cake, Camille Saint- Saëns (1835-1921) Fox-Trot, Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)/Orazio Sciortino (1984 - ) Liebestraum, Franz Lis ... more

Opening Session

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By WEP Team

More details coming soon!

Keynote Lecture - Khalid A. Al-Falih, President & CEO of Aramco

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Khalid Al-Falih

More details coming soon!