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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!

Monday, January 13, 2014

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

KAUST/UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Certified Program

Location: Spine Auditorium Between Bldgs. 2 & 3, Bldg 3, Rooms 5205, 5208, 5209, 5211, 5216, 5218, 5220, 5222

By Andre Marquis | Mark Searle

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium Between Bldgs. 2 & 3, Bldg 3, Rooms 5205, 5208, 5209, 5211, 5216, 5218, 5220, 5222 KAUST and UC Berkeley co-branded 10-day fast track entrepreneurship program. To attend t ... more

KAUST/UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Certified Program

Location: Spine Auditorium Between B

By Andre Marquis | Mark Searle

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium Between Bldgs. 2 & 3, Bldg 3, Rooms 5205, 5208, 5209, 5211, 5216, 5218, 5220, 5222 KAUST and UC Berkeley co-branded 10-day fast track entrepreneurship program. To attend t ... more

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course (A)

Location: BLdg. 9 Classroom #4221

By Carsten Svensson | Francis Smith

There are three opportunities to attend this 2 day course. First opportunity is Course A (13 & 14 Jan), the second opportunity is Course B (20 & 21 Jan) and the third opportunity is Course C (28 & 29 ... more

Orazio Sciortino - Babar The Elephant Performance

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Orazio Sciortino

Meet with Speakers - 03

Location: Bldg 18 Level 3 Open Area

By Michael Purugganan

What is WEPs greatest natural resource? The people! WEP is an opportunity to network. Make the most of this natural resource by talking to some of the most experienced, innovative, passionate people ... more

Museum Tour

Location: Bldg. 19 Museum

By Dina Akeel

Guided Tour of KAUST Museum

Museum Tour

Location: Bldg 19 Museum

By Dina Akeel

Guided Tour of KAUST Museum

Museum Tour

Location: Bldg 19 Museum

By Dina Akeel

Guided Tour of KAUST Museum

Meet with Speakers - 04

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Angklung Lecture

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4125

By Burhannudin Sutisna | Rinaldi Rachman

Angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo. In each piece, there are two tubes attached to a frame, and each has a particular pitch. Each performer in an Angklung ensemble ... more

Career Action Series - Marketing Tools for a Job Search

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325/B

By Abraham Hindi

How to build a winning Resume /Cover Letter The main objective of this workshop is to increase audience understanding and awareness of how resume and cover letter are used in the job search process. ... more

Career Action Series - Marketing Tools for a Job Search

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall II# 2325

By Abraham Hindi

How to build a winning Resume /Cover Letter The main objective of this workshop is to increase audience understanding and awareness of how resume and cover letter are used in the job search process. ... 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

Angklung workshop

Location: Bldg 5. Spine Room 2252

By Burhannudin Sutisna | Rinaldi Rachman

Angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo. In each piece, there are two tubes attached to a frame, and each has a particular pitch. Each performer in an Angklung ensemble ... more
Using a novel broadband microchamber, electrical detection of live and dead single cells was demonstrated. Tests on Jurkat cells showed that live cells had lower resistance but higher capacitance tha ... more

Arabic Class - Beginners

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325/B

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh

This course is designed for students with either no prior knowledge of Arabic or some limited experience of studying the language. The course will introduce you to simple listening, speaking, reading ... more

Keynote lecture - The Evolution of Domesticated Plant Species

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Michael Purugganan

This lecture has two keynote speakers: Michael Purugganan (Evolution of Domesticated Plant Species) and Ingo Potrykus (The potential of GMO's for public good & the tough lessons from the Humanitarian ... more
This lecture has two keynote speakers: Ingo Potrykus (The potential of GMO's for public good & the tough lessons from the Humanitarian Golden Rice project) and Michael Purugganan (Evolution of Domesti ... more