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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!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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

Sustainable Gardening for Dry Climates

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 3125

By Kate Frey

The workshop will be composed of several segments of presentations and interactive workshops to cover a number of sustainable and organic practices and principles for the home garden. We will begin w ... more

The hidden meanings behind the everyday of meals - Food Archaeology Workshop

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325

By Christine Hastorf

Food Archaeology is a recent research domain that aims to reconstruct the diet of past populations. It is a multidisciplinary discipline that is supported by various scientific studies: food remains, ... more

Future Foods Round Table - Brown Bag Lecture Series

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Jonathan Fraser | Mark J.Post

In an uncertain future regarding food security, we need to start getting creative and looking ahead to alternative food sources. This event will include a round table symposium discussing the future o ... more

Meet with Speakers - 05

Location: Bldg 18 Level 3 Open Area

By Jonathan Fraser

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

Meet with Speakers - 06

Location: Bldg 18 Level 4 Open Area

By Mark J.Post

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

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

Chebfun: Numerical computing with functions

Location: Library, Computer Lab

By Alex Townsend | Nick Hala

Chebfun is a collection of algorithms and an open-source software system in object-oriented MATLAB which extends familiar powerful methods of numerical computation involving numbers to continuous or p ... more

Distributed Strategic Learning

Location: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4

By Tembine Hamidou

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5 Recently, there has been extensive research that employs distributed optimization, learning in games, and distributed control to model and analyze the perfor ... more
Radar stands for Radio Detection and Ranging, and it is one of the inventions that changed the world. Radar transmits radio frequency (RF) waves into the environment and receives reflected signals fr ... 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

What to do with my PhD? - How to get that job

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall 2325

By Jelena Bajic | Randall K. Ribaudo

How to get that job: shifting gears from academia to a non-academic environment. In line with KAUST’s mission to support knowledge-based economic diversification and creating a “brain- gain” effect b ... 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

Drawing & Painting Workshops with TANG

Location: Discovery Square Multi-purpose Room

By WEP Team

LOCATION: D-Square Multi-purpose Room A 3-day workshop offered to the entire KAUST community on the theme of Trees and Forests. 14 Jan: Walking Tour of KAUST campus to observe, take photos & sketch. ... 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

KAUST Green House tour

Location: KAUST green house

By Muppala P.Reddy

The Greenhouse of Center for Desert Agriculture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has a built-in area of 1600 m2 , divided into head house (500 m2) and plants growing area (1100 m2 ... more
ls the world headed toward a major food crisis? After several decades of seeming indifference, public opinion is slowly awakening to the fact that a daunting task lies ahead. If a global populati ... more