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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 19, 2014

Exhibit TANG

Location: Library

By Tang Tang

Opening & presentation of TANG's work in an exhibition. The exhibit will open on 16 Jan and remain open until 19 Jan. Tang finds his inspiration in nature. He invites you to share his subjective visi ... 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

NI LabVIEW - Improving the Productivity of Engineers and Scientists

Location: Library, Computer Lab

By Tarek Safwan

LabVIEW is a highly productive development environment that engineers and scientists use for graphical programming and unprecedented hardware integration to rapidly design and deploy measurement and c ... more

Painting Exhibit of Students Work

Location: Library

By Tang Tang

An exhibit of the paintings created by students who attended a series of workshops offered to the entire KAUST community by TANG on the theme of Trees and Forests. This exhibit will be added to the P ... more

Professional Training through Improvisation Class AM

Location: Bldg 19 Exhibit Halls 1,2,& 3

By Basel Al-Naffouri | Lisa Rowland | Regina Saisi | Tim Orr

Success in a professional environment is dictated by more than just technical qualifications. Intangible skills, such as team building, communication, and creativity, are essential. The proposed cour ... more
Topic headlines: * General Introduction * Water and wastewater situation in KSA * Wastewater quality and standards * Conventional and natural wastewater treatment techniques * Future opportunities of ... more

Film Festival - The Silent World

Location: Movie Theatre

By Michael L. Berumen

This showing will include a presentation by Michael Berumen, Assistant Professor, Red Sea Research Centre. One of the highlights of WEP 2014 is the Film Festival, which is a whole KAUST community-or ... more
In the last 45 years the coast of the eastern province has undergone rapid development and in the process the once thick growth of mangrove forests in Tarut Bay has dwindled to 10% of its standing 50 ... more

Meet with Speakers - 11

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Mary Mitchell

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 - 12

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy Course

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bld 1 and 2

By Abdul-Hamid Emwas

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, commonly known as NMR spectroscopy, is a non-destructive analytical tool and one of the most powerful techniques used to obtain physical, chemical, electronic ... more

Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy Course

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bld 1 and 2

By Abdul-Hamid Emwas

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, commonly known as NMR spectroscopy, is a non-destructive analytical tool and one of the most powerful techniques used to obtain physical, chemical, electronic ... 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

Portable Supercomputing for the Masses, from "Hello World" to Exascale

Location: Lecture Hall I# 2322/B. 9

By Michael Young | Rob Farber

How can you change the world with access to inexpensive TF/s performance and PF/s leadership class capability? Are you interested in getting orders-of-magnitude performance increases over standard mu ... more

Portable Supercomputing for the Masses, from "Hello World" to Exascale

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Michael Young | Rob Farber

How can you change the world with access to inexpensive TF/s performance and PF/s leadership class capability? Are you interested in getting orders-of-magnitude performance increases over standard mu ... more

UNIX Bootcamp

Location: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5

By Hany Ramadan

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5 UNIX is arguably the most ubiquitous and important operating system in scientific research, used by scientists in all fields. These lectures provide a crash ... more

What to do with my PhD? - Social Savvy for scientists

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall II# 2325 or 2322

By Jelena Bajic | Mary Mitchell

LOCATION: Jan 19 & 20 Lecture Hall 2325 B. 9 Jan 21 Lecture Hall 2322 B. 9 Social Savvy for Scientists: the science of presentation and creating networking opportunities In line with KAUST’s mission ... more

What to do with my PhD? - Social Savvy for scientists

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322

By Jelena Bajic | Mary Mitchell

LOCATION: Jan 19 & 20 Lecture Hall 2325 B. 9 Jan 21 Lecture Hall 2322 B. 9 Social Savvy for Scientists: the science of presentation and creating networking opportunities In line with KAUST’s mission ... more
The production and use of nanomaterials in commercial products is rapidly outpacing the development of knowledge and appropriate regulations to mitigate potential risks associated with their release t ... more

Professional Training through Improvisation Class PM

Location: Bldg 19 Exhibit Halls 1,2,& 3

By Basel Al-Naffouri | Lisa Rowland | Regina Saisi | Tim Orr

Success in a professional environment is dictated by more than just technical qualifications. Intangible skills, such as team building, communication, and creativity, are essential. The proposed cour ... more

Professional Training through Improvisation Class PM

Location: Bldg 19 Exhibit Halls 1,2,& 3

By Basel Al-Naffouri | Lisa Rowland | Regina Saisi | Tim Orr

Success in a professional environment is dictated by more than just technical qualifications. Intangible skills, such as team building, communication, and creativity, are essential. The proposed cour ... more

Inflatable Wall Climbing

Location: HSC

By Daniel Webb

Come and conquer your fear of heights on our inflatable climbing wall. No booking necessary, just turn up and have a go at climbing to the top. The climbing wall is supervised by climbing professional ... more

Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy - Core Lab Tour A

Location: NMR Core Lab

By Abdul-Hamid Emwas

Attendance on the tour is restricted to attendees of the Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy Course.

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