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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!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

KAUST Botanical Campus Tour

Location: Around Campus

By WEP Team

The tour will start downstairs to the Student Center (Bldg 18) next to the Bike Racks. Meet at Building 18, Student Centre & finish at Building 9, level 2 for Coffee and Q&A session.

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
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN ADDED. It is a repeat of WEP475A. Please only register for WEP475A or WEP475B. As research funding is harder to come by and people’s attention span is get ... more

Green Communications

Location: Bldg 9. Classroom # 4125

By Osama Amin

Energy-aware design is one of the main targets for the next generation of communication networks. Such design helps both energy-constrained wireless devices and base stations to save energy and effect ... 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
Thinking about eating often leads to thinking about people and their social world. Why is there a burgeoning interest in food studies across many disciplines? More central is the universal appeal of f ... more

Meet with Speakers - 07

Location: Bldg 18 Level 3 Open Area

By Christine Hastorf

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 - 08

Location: Bldg 18 Level 4 Open Area

By WEP Team

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

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
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
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN ADDED. It is a repeat of WEP475A. Please only register for WEP475A or WEP475B. As research funding is harder to come by and people’s attention span is get ... 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

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

Keynote Lecture - The Nonsense of Biofuels

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Hartmut Michel

It is generally accepted that the global warming which we undoubtedly observe, is the result of an increased concentration of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. Within ... more