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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 22, 2014

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

Career Action Series - Marketing Tools for a Job Search

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325/B

By Abraham Hindi

How to build a winning Resume /Cover Letter The main objective of this workshop is to increase audience understanding and awareness of how resume and cover letter are used in the job search process. ... more

Career Action Series - Marketing Tools for a Job Search

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall II# 2325

By Abraham Hindi

How to build a winning Resume /Cover Letter The main objective of this workshop is to increase audience understanding and awareness of how resume and cover letter are used in the job search process. ... 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

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
This field trip is linked to the course "Wastewater treatment and reuse in Saudi Arabia: potential & challenges". Students attending the course will be given PRIORITY to attend this field trip. Meet a ... 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

Life and Death of Stars - Astronomy Lecture - Brown Bag Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall II# 2325

By Thibaut Lery

Have you ever wondered where we are in the Universe? Where is the Sun coming from? And the Earth? Are there other planets in the Universe? Will the Sun always exist? If you have ever asked yourself o ... more

Meet with Speakers - 17

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Staffan Landin

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 - 18

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Michle Mckinnon

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

Acoustic Metamaterials and phononic crystals...wave propagation

Location: Bldg 1 Viz Lab Showcase

By Abdelkalim Khelif

Subtitle : Metamaterials offer potential applications in everyday life that might revolutionize acoustic materials. Classical waves, including acoustic waves and electromagnetic waves, are described ... 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

Saudi Architectural Heritage Course

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3125

By Sami Ben Salah Nawar

Study the architectural heritage of the different regions of Saudi Arabia. The course will introduce the architecture- including materials & interiors, historical backgrounds, climate, society, custom ... more

Steps to the Supercomputer World

Location: Bldg 1 Viz Lab Multipurpose Rm

By Benson Muite | Samar Aseeri

OCATION: Bldg 1 Viz Lab Multipurpose Rm This brief history enables attendees to absorb the role of supercomputers in enhancing the science of mathematics. The first part thoroughly addresses all the ... more

KAUST Students & Postdocs Poster Competition

Location: Campus library

By WEP Team

WEP 2014 Graduate Student and Postdoc Poster Competition A poster session featuring the research of KAUST graduate students and postdocs will take place during WEP 2014. Fifty graduate students and f ... 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

Weekend Getaways from KAUST - In Kingdom

Location: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5

By Maaz Gazdar

The event will look at some of the places to visit from KAUST over a weekend. The majority of the provinces in Saudi Arabia will be covered including the major cities. The event will also cover some p ... more

Acan Drumming Advanced Drum Class

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Film Festival - Tides of War

Location: Movie Theatre

By Michael Mckinnon

This showing will include a presentation by Michael McKinnon, Film Producer/Director. One of the highlights of WEP 2014 is the Film Festival, which is a whole KAUST community-orientated festival with ... more

Keynote Lecture - The power of procrastination

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Jorge Cham

More details coming soon!