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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 28, 2014
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

Chromosomal strand breaks and Neurological dysfunction

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4125

By Sherif El-Khamisy

DNA repair and human disease Our genome is under continuous threat from endogenous and environmental sources. One of the most common forms of DNA damage is breakage to one strand of the DNA double he ... more

Hands-on WebGL

Location: Library, Computer Lab

By Bill Baxter

WebGL is an exciting new web standard for putting interactive real-time 3D content on the web. Using WebGL, developers can create web sites that leverage the compute capability of users' graphics car ... 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

Music and Technology through the Times - Brown Bag Lecture Series

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Eduardo Regula

Brief overview of Western history / events and the music that was influenced by these events.

Meet with Speakers - 25

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By Bin Li

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 - 26

Location: WEP HUB, BLDG. 9, LEVEL 2

By WEP Team

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

Want to learn English without noticing? Try Implicit Learning

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 4125

By Marcos Bracchitta

This lecture expounds on the Implicit Learning phenomenon sweeping the world through CLIL (Content Language and Integrated Learning) whereby all subjects are taught in English at school. Following fr ... more

What to do with my PhD? - Putting your PhD to work

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Jelena Bajic | Peter S.Fiske

Putting your PhD to work: discovering the skills that you gained during your PhD training and making use of them. In line with KAUST’s mission to support knowledge-based economic diversification and ... more

E-Learning Handy Tools and Future Trends

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab # 2223

By Mohammad El-Ramly

This short course targets anyone interested in e-learning or in teaching any topic in a new non-traditional format. In this short course we will: 1) Introduce various categories of e-learning tools ... 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

Tamis - Knowing and simulating waves of destruction

Location: TBA

By WEP Team

TBC

Keynote Lecture - Europe in innovation: ambitions, achievements, hardships

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 And 5

By Thanh Tam Le

In the first years of the 21st century, Europe’s ambition to be a world leader for innovation was perceived by many as verging on wishful thinking. While its amount and level of expertise in science a ... more