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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 21, 2014
Field trip to NWC - National Water Company, Jeddah Meet at Large Tamimi Supermarket car park at 08:20am. to board the bus. Arrive back at Kaust 15:00 hrs. National Water Company, a Saudi joint stock ... more

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

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

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

Acan Drumming Beginners Drum Class A

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Acan Drumming Beginners Drum Class B

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Film Festival - Desert Seas

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-ori ... more

Meet with Speakers - 15

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Mohamed Sultan

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

Assessment and Sustainable Utilization of Groundwater in Arid Lands

Location: Bldg. Classroom # 4125

By Mohamed Sultan

Since Dr. Sultan established the ESRS Lab at WMU in 2005 http://www.esrs.wmich.edu/), it has attracted funding from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NATO, the National Scienc ... more

How to build a Tri-copter - Theory Lecture

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall II# 2325

By Luca Passone

This event is the Theory Lecture that is open for everyone to attend. Those who wish to go on and attend the Workshops MUST attend this theory lecture. Each participant will be introduced to the wor ... more
The speaker will present a ~45 minute technical talk geared towards chemists, chemical engineers and material scientists. Electricity generation from fossil fuel combustion accounts for 40% of our CO ... more

International Undergraduate Poster Competition

Location: Campus library, in front of big

By WEP Team

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

Comic Strip- PHD Life Seminar

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall II# 2325

By Jorge Cham

More details coming soon!

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

Wind Energy - Drivers, Trends and Obstacles

Location: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5

By Jiein SHI

Wind power is the conversion of wind into a useful form of energy, by using wind turbines to make electrical power. By the end of 2012, there will be 282,482 MW cumulative capacities installed around ... more

Acan Drumming Advanced Drum Class

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Keynote Video Lecture - The problems of self control and what we can do about it

Location: Bldg9. Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is on a mission to set the antiquated Rational Agent Model of standard economics on fire. The image of humans as rational, calculating, maximizing machines is giving way to a more realisti ... 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
The world has seen great progress in many areas of human life over the last decades. At the same time studies show that the knowledge of these changes is often very low. Why is it so hard to capture a ... more