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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 26, 2014

How to build a Tri-copter - Workshops to build & fly

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4125

By Luca Passone

Those who wish to attend these workshops MUST have attended the following event: "How to build tri-copter - Theory Lecture". Each participant will be introduced to the world of remote control flying: ... more
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field of engineering dealing with the design of systems that include the combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering, and computer scie ... more
Nowadays, virtual humans are increasingly used in many applications and industries: movies, video games, digital fashion design, cognitive science, etc. Motion capture (Mocap), as it was intensivily e ... more

Toyota Way

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4125

By Ahmed Benali

The Toyota Way course is an introduction to the Toyota philosophy of management, production and improvement. A combination of deeply rooted Japanese values and openness to occidental new trends and ch ... more
No Fear of Failure & Taking Risks on the Road to Discovery A Multimedia Presentation with Live Performances. Students should not be afraid of making mistakes but rather be prepared to take risks and ... more

Meet with Speakers - 21

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Thanh Tam Le

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 - 22

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Bill Baxter

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

Career Action Series - Managing a Successful Job

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Jerry Mcdonald

Managing a Successful Job Search: Prioritize your time and efforts on methods that actually work.

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

Control Challenges and Applications of Underwater Robots

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4222

By Ahmed Chemori

Underwater vehicles have received an increased interest in the last decade given the multiple tasks they can accomplish in various fields ranging from scientific to industrial and military application ... 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

Touching Atoms – Modern Materials Design with Atom Probe Tomography

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Torben Boll

When developing new materials for industrial applications, be it for nanoscale computer chips made of silicon or for ship hulls made of steel, it is important to achieve material properties that match ... 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