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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 20, 2014

Saudi Arabia's Mangroves - Field Trip in KAUST

Location: Kaust North beach

By Bevis Parson

Bus will depart from outside Building 18 at 9:15 a.m. and take participants to the KAUST north beach.

Autonomos Mobile Robotics - workshop

Location: Bldg. 9 Lab 2223

By Daniel Asmar | Sevag Babikian

Introduction: The field of mobile robotics has grown tremendously in the last decade. Examples of the major achievements include the vehicles competing in the Darpa Grand Challenge or the Google cars ... more

Hajj research activities and challenges from an IT Perspective

Location: Bldg 1 Viz Lab Multipurpose Rm

By Adnan Gutub

Ḥajj, is the name given to one of the pilgrimages to Mecca, the Greater pilgrimage, during the Islamic month of Dhūʾl-Ḥijja. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam incumbent at least once in their li ... 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 (B)

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

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course (B)

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

Linux in Scientific World

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Alain Clo | Edrisse Chermak | Waleed Harbi

This course is an introduction to Scientific Computing and Linux. As Linux is the platform of choice for Scientific Computing, the course will introduce Linux from diverse aspects of Scientific Comput ... 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

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

Acan Drumming Beginners Drum Class A

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Acan Drumming Beginners Drum Class B

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC
An In-House Panel Discussion with Faculty & Students on NANO 1) the meaning of Nano 2) what is the nanocomponent in the device and material under research in modern material research 3) interdiscipli ... more

The Iron Camel and Its Tracks - Brown Bag Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Mehmet Tutuncu

The most important legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the Arabian Peninsula, where it ruled for more than 400 years is undoubtedly the Hejaz railway built during the last years of its rule. It was built ... more

The Iron Camel and Its Tracks - Brown Bag Lecture Series

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Mehmet Tutuncu

The most important legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the Arabian Peninsula, where it ruled for more than 400 years is undoubtedly the Hejaz railway built during the last years of its rule. It was built ... more
Photography Exhibition will run from Jan 20 - Jan 27. A booklet on the Hejaz Railway will be offered to the attendants. The most important legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the Arabian Peninsula, wher ... more

Meet with Speakers - 14

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Rob Farber

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

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

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

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

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

Water sustainability and water reuse opportunity in the kingdom

Location: Bldg. 9 Room # 4222

By Walid Abderrahman

The lecture describes the trend and importance of wastewater reuse globally and in the Arab region in to satisfy the rapid growth in water demands and to overcome the problem of water scarcity and sho ... more

Acan Drumming Advanced Drum Class

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy - Core Lab Tour B

Location: NMR Core Lab

By Abdul-Hamid Emwas

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

Keynote Lecture - The Solar Revolution

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Karl Leo

The modern lifestyle, which has developed in the last decades, is largely based on fossil energy reserves which have taken hundreds of millions of years to form. It is obvious that both due to climate ... more