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Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) for 2015 is coming soon!

Running from January 11 to 22, The 2015 WEP program is larger and more ambitious than ever, with over one hundred events on offer.

This year’s offerings are the direct result of suggestions and event submissions from our faculty, students and community members, making WEP 2015 a program that is created by and for the entire KAUST community.

WEP 2015 features many highlights, including our keynote lectures on topics ranging from archaeology to biologically inspired design to freediving.  This year, we look at rich culture of Saudi Arabia through lectures on poetry, coinage and mining in Saudi Arabia, and present a range of art and recreational events, including a Tinga Tinga painting workshop, a 5K run, improvisation workshops and performances, a racketlon tournament and tours to Old Jeddah and the National Wildlife Center in Taif.

Finally, we’ll wrap up WEP 2015 with a closing evening gala extravaganza featuring a performance by the internationally renowned musical multimedia group Bella Gaia. 

With all these events and many more, WEP 2015 is the most exciting and lively time of the year at KAUST.

We look forward to enriching you at WEP 2015!

 

 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Lights on @WEP 2015

Location: Discovery Walk, near Bldg 1

By WEP Team

Join us this Saturday in welcoming our sixth annual Winter Enrichment Program with a very special pre-launch event. We’re bringing the WEP 2015 theme of light to Discovery Walk with a beautifully lit ... more
Sunday, January 11, 2015

ICE In the Desert

Location: Bldg 19, Halls 1& 2

By Amal Dokhan | Carl Nablo | Charlie Lewis | Frank Devitt | Gordon Mcconnell | Hattan Ahmed | Jay Connor | Robert Green

or a full schedule of this course click on the resources tab above and download the schedule pdf. ICE in the Desert is a five-day program offers up to eighty participants a range of modules designed ... more
This lecture will discuss recent programming models for High Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics across two sessions: The first session focuses on the Message Passing Interface MPI, the most ... more
This workshop is part of a global training program known as the Advancing Research & Capacity in Hydrologic Education & Science Program (ARCHES), intended to build the capacity of young researchers to ... more
Dr. Pai-Yen Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the Wayne State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering ... more

Professional Training through Improvisation (morning sessions)

Location: Bldg 20 , Rehearsal Function

By Basel Al-Naffouri | Lisa Rowland | Regina Saisi | Tim Orr

Improve your interpersonal skills through the power of improvisation! Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, impro ... more

Social Media stole my money!

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Kevin Sale

You might be surprised to see how easy it is for cyber criminals to use the information you publicly disclose on sites such as Facebook and Twitter to gain access to your private items such as bank ac ... more

Designer Solids for the Fabrication of Novel Functional Materials

Location: Bldg 9, Classroom 4223

By Christof Wöll

Supramolecular chemistry holds unique prospects for the fabrication of novel functional materials. Molecularly precisely defined, nanometer-sized subunits which may already be rather complex self-asse ... more

The global water crisis and water security in the Middle East

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Jay Famiglietti

Over the last dozen years, satellite observations of Earth's water cycle from NASA's GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission have provided an unprecedented view of global hydrological ... more
What can computer simulations show us about the creation of our universe? This lecture will describe the steps towards the creation of self-consistent computer simulations of the evolution of the univ ... more

Lecture: The work of Billy Currie and Understanding Digital Workflow

Location: Bldg 9, Classroom 3125

By Billy Currie

During this lecture, Billy Currie shares examples of his work and discusses how to sort, file, store, backup, etc., all your images. This is something that many people find usefully as most people hav ... more

Opening Ceremony

Location: Bldg 20

By WEP Team

More details coming soon!

Leading by Example: the Role of Centers of Excellence

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Lubna Olayan

A description for this keynote lecture is coming soon.

Opening of the Modern Saudi Art Exhibit

Location: Bldg. 20, Auditorium

By Mohammed Bahrawi

Enjoy a special opening of the five day Modern Saudi Art Exhibit curated by Arabian Wings, an independent Saudi arts company.

Workshop: Basic Photography Tuition by Billy Curie

Location: ldg 4, sea view room 5209

By Billy Currie

This workshop would take the student from beginner to advance through the optimal way of talking photographs and hopefully result in everyone being happy shooting in manual and knowing how to get the ... more
Improve your interpersonal skills through the power of improvisation! Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, impro ... more
In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Sortie d'Usine (1895) by Louis Lumiere: Also ... more
Monday, January 12, 2015

Navigating Business Communications

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Amjad Shacker

In this lecture, Mr. Shacker would like to demonstrate through personal experience how mastering the skills of effective communication has been key to his career path. This lecture is part our Busine ... more

Extending the Limits in Energy Production with Feedback Control

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Miroslav Krstic

How do we get the most efficiency in energy production? Oil/gas drilling and production, photovoltaic cells, and wind turbines are plagued with dynamic instabilities or large modeling uncertainties t ... more

Lecture: The Importance of Post Processing by Billy Curie

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Billy Currie

"When Getting It Right Isn't Enough, The Truth Lies and Myths of Photography." This lecture shows examples and explains why post processing is required and how it changes your photography. If you lik ... more

The Nabataeans: The Mada'in Saleh excavations

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Laila Nehme

Hegra is the ancient name of the site known as al-Hijr and Mada'in Salih, in the Saudi Arabian Hijaz. This site is the most impressive Nabataean archaeological site after Petra in Jordan, and was the ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Hugo Cabret" by Martin Scorsese

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Hugo Cabret (2011): Set in 1930s Paris, an o ... more
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Botanical Tour 1

Location: Campus: Meet at the bottom

By Martina Viglasska | Salah El Tawm

We live among a wide variety of native and non-native trees and plants, each with their distinctive traits and features. Join Salah El-Tawm and Martina Viglasska for a fascinating and informative walk ... more

Workshop: Basic Post Processing Tuition by Billy Curie

Location: Bldg 9, Computer Lab 2223

By Billy Currie

This workshop is a practical computer based session using Light Room to process pictures. This event will have a limit of 15 students. If you like this topic, you may be interesting by: Lecture ... more

Motivational Techniques for Sustaining Innovation

Location: Spine Auditorium (Between Bldg. 4

By David Paredes

Innovation is the lifeblood of the global marketplace and the differentiator between successful thriving institutions and those experiencing the slow descent into obsolescence. Traditionally, organiz ... more

Open-source software for computational engineering

Location: Bldg 12, University Library,

By Alberto Passalacqua | Matteo Icardi

Take a look into the world of open-source software for computational engineering. Computer simulations have become powerful predictive tools for many engineering problems where experimental and desig ... more

E-Textiles: Wearable Technology

Location: Bldg 9, Classroom 4223

By David Mcintosh | John Mcintosh

Welcome to the world of wearable technology! E-textiles is a multi-disciplinary emergent field where design, function, and elegance merge. Incorporating conductive fibers and active elements directly ... more

The Emerging Carbon-Market and Climate Change

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Mark Maslin

Future climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. The fundamental political challenge is to find an economically acceptable means of reducing the emissions of greenhouse gas ... more

The Coinage Reform of 'Abd Al Malik

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Jens Schneider

In the year 77AH, the caliph 'Abd Al Malik bin Marwan undertook a coinage reform in the young Caliphate. He replaced all coins based on earlier empires (Persia, Byzantium) that were circulating in the ... more

Hacker Attack! Are you Ready?

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Kevin Sale | Zulfikhar Mohammed

As KAUST grows, we are seeing more Unix computers on the KAUST network: Vital research data is stored on computers in addition to personal data such as financial info. Research Collaboration is going ... more
A comparative and evolutionary genomics approach has become essential for understanding the underlining mechanism of the life phenomena. But when genomics represents the study of not only genomic info ... more

Lecture: UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Downtown Jeddah ('Balad’)

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Sami Nawar

This is an excellent opportunity to study the architectural heritage of the different regions of Saudi Arabia. The lecture will introduce the architecture - including materials & interiors, historica ... more
Exhibit from January 13 to 24: Photographers Marina Kochetyga and Andrea Bachofen traveled to Al-Balad together and walked the same route, taking photos of the historic architecture. The results vary ... more

A Neandertal Perspective on Human Origins

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Svante Pääbo

Neandertals lived in western Eurasia and the Middle east until becoming extinct around 40,000 years ago. We have recently sequenced the Neandertal genome to high quality, and have found that up to abo ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Surrogates" by Jonathan Mostow

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Surrogates (2009): People are living their l ... more
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Data Science and Big Data Analytics 1

Location: bldg 12, University Library, Room 3134

By Latif Abdul

Data Science and Big Data Analytics will give students a foundation level understanding of big data and the state of the practice of analytics. This course provides an introduction to big data and a ... more

The Perfect Storm: Population, Development and Climate Change

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Mark Maslin

We face great challenges in the 21st century: global poverty, population growth, climate change, environmental degradation, and global security. By 2030 in only 15 years time global food and energy de ... more

Farmers market

Location: Discovery Square

By WEP Team

Buy fresh - directly from local farmers and enjoy for dinner tonight! The WEP Committee is pleased to welcome a Farmers Market to KAUST in collaboration with the KAUST Food and Services Department. ... more

Classification of Traditional Arabic Poems

Location: Bldg 12, University Library, Sea View

By Abdulhakim Qahtan

Traditional Arabic poems are the only source of pre-Islamic history in the Arab World, making them works of great importance. These poems also continued to play a major role in recording events after ... more

Keep it Simple 1

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Mohammed Alhusein

Have you ever attended a presentation that had extremely busy and complex slides? Have you been in a conversation where you couldn't figure what the other person was trying to say? We are always comm ... more

Rice Tolerance to Submergence: making a difference in the world

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By David J. Mackill

One of KAUST's main area's of research is food security.In our rapidly populating world there are few more pressing areas of research than looking at helping improve rice production. This lecture look ... more
NMR-based Metabolomics offer great promise in helping us diagnose disease early and create treatments that suit indiviuals. This lecture will describe several examples in which metabolomics and biomar ... more

Creative Places for Collaborative and Innovative Cities

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Dora Dos Santos

This lecture is a fasinating look at creativity and how it relates to modern cities. The session will focus on cities, their social, economic and cultural dynamics, and the different expressions of c ... more

A Journey To The Edge of Human Limits

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Guillaume Nery

Multiple world champion and world record holder Guillaume Nery will take you with him to the depths of the ocean as you discover the fascinating world of free diving: the act of diving as deep as poss ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Fuel" by Joshua Tickell

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Fuel (2008): Director Joshua Tickell takes u ... more
Thursday, January 15, 2015

National Research Wildlife Center, Taif

Location: Taif

By Paul Bennett | WEP Team

Experience this day trip to the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Taif—one of only two research centers of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The primary mission of the National Wildli ... more

King Solomon's Gold: The Mines of Saudi Arabia

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Reinhard Paul Ramdohr

The famous Mahd adh Dhahab and other gold deposits in the Saudi Arabia are well documented in several publications, most recently in the comprehensive volume 'Geology of the Arabian Shield' (JOHNSON P ... more

The Global Leader

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Ghassan Mirdad

This presentation will open the eyes of young professionals to the challenges they might face in the workplace and inspire them to maintain a positive and productive attitude toward their career. Vic ... more
This seminar looks at the practice of mining in modern-day Saudi Arabia. The seminar will be divided into 3 parts 2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction by Prof. Martin Mai 2:10 p.m. Dr. Abdullah Al Je ... more

Alumni Lecture Series

Location: ldg. 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Camrin Braun | Luisa Javier | Sameed Muhammed | WEP Team | Xuance Zhou

WEP Alumni Lecture Series was launched in year 2011. This year we are welcoming four of our alumni from around the world to come back and present their work to current students, faculty and the whole ... more

Keep it Simple 2

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Mohammed Alhusein

Have you ever attended a presentation that had extremely busy and complex slides? Have you been in a conversation where you couldn't figure what the other person was trying to say? We are always comm ... more

Conduct Us!

Location: Discovery Square

By Morris Brooker

The Community Orchestra will take music to the KAUST community! We will set up our chairs and music stands at Discovery Square and invite passers-by to try their hand at directing our orchestra in one ... more

An evening of Improvisation

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Basel Al-Naffouri | Lisa Rowland | Regina Saisi | Tim Orr

Come to the Building 20 Auditorium to see a very special performance by the instructors and students of this WEP season's' Professional training through Improvisation' workshop. Featuring professional ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Wall-E" by Andrew Stanton

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Wall-E (2008): In the distant future, a robo ... more
Friday, January 16, 2015

5K Fun Run

Location: Harbor Sports Club

By WEP Team

This is fitness at its best! Our 5 kilometer fun run/walk starts and finishes at the Harbor Sports Club and everyone in the community can take part by either running for fun, walking with friends or ... more

Free diving in the pool 1

Location: Harbor Swimming Pool

By Guillaume Nery | Julie Gautier

Join multiple world champion and world record holder Guillaume Nery for a practical introduction into free-diving –the act of diving as deep as possible on a single breath. This workshop will cover: ... more
Welcome to Movies @ WEP. This session features a wide array of films, covering many themes, with something for all ages and interests. "Attention - A Life in Extremes" is a 90-minute documentary film ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Super 8" by J.J. Abrams

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Super 8 (2011): In the summer of 1979, a gro ... more
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Old Jeddah & Jeddah Historic Festival

Location: Jeddah

By Paul Bennett | WEP Team

This fascinating trip includes the following: • Al Taybet Museum • Lunch at the Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras, Jeddah • Old British Legation House • The Naseef House • Tour of Old Jeddah by Eng. Sami Naw ... more

Free diving in the sea

Location: Open Sea

By Guillaume Nery | Julie Gautier

Join multiple world champion and world record holder Guillaume Nery for a practical introduction into free-diving –the act of diving as deep as possible on a single breath. This workshop will cover: ... more
In this field excursion we will visit and explore several ancient mining sites, on foot, hiking and driving to various locations. Some of these old sites have been recently re-examined to test if re- ... more

Free diving in the pool 2

Location: Harbor Swimming Pool

By Guillaume Nery | Julie Gautier

Join multiple world champion and world record holder Guillaume Nery for a practical introduction into free-diving –the act of diving as deep as possible on a single breath. This workshop will cover: ... more

Racketlon Tournament

Location: New Racket Club

By Daniel Binham

Register for this event at any recreation facility or send an email at recreation@kaust.edu.sa If you enjoy racquet sports, you'll love Racketlon! A racketlon match between two players consists of o ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "I, Robot" by Alex Proyas

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. I, Robot (2004): In 2020, an international r ... more
Sunday, January 18, 2015
To register for this event please apply here http://goo.gl/forms/pZM9zVMpxb Please note that application is only through the link above, not through this website. For a full schedule of this course ... more
Cognitive science promises to solve the greatest mystery of our age: the human brain. The brain holds the key to how we perceive the world, learn from our experiences, make the right decisions and co ... more

Workshop: Glorify Nature in the Tingatinga Painting Style 1

Location: Discovery Square, Multipurpose Room

By Juma Kileo | Kipara Mzuguno | Mshana Mzuguno | Pascal Bogaert

The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. During this step-by step art workshop you will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in bri ... more

The Ultimate Physical Limits of Privacy

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Artur Ekert

Among those who make a living from the science of secrecy, worry and paranoia are just signs of professionalism. Can we protect our secrets against those who wield superior technological powers? Can w ... more

Opera Explained

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Louis Courtois

Take a fascinating and interactive look into the world of opera with KAUST School performing arts teacher Louis Courtois. With KAUST soprano Tsiky Randrianantenaina, bass Daniel Binham, and pianist A ... more

The Photographic Act

Location: Bldg 12, University Library, Sea Vie

By Fernando Montiel Klint

What do we photograph, Why and for what? What is the difference between taking a picture and making a photograph ? In this 4-session workshop, participants will learn to see photography as a differen ... more

How Science and Technology Shape National Policy

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By April L. Burke | Michael L. Ledford

With a forecasted 2.8% of its GDP invested in research and development (R&D) in 2014, the U.S. is a key player in science and technology research and helps to lead global science policy. This strong c ... more

Lecture: Tingatinga, East Africa’s Exciting Exotic Painting Style

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Pascal Bogaert

This lecture will focus on the history, social aspects and cultural meaning of Tingatinga painting; East Africa’s most popular contemporary painting style. Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lend his exotic an ... more

A Journey of Waste from Bin to Market 1

Location: Reuse Center

By Jacqueline Piper | Mohammad Alshawaf

Learn more about how KAUST works towards sustainability. The key objective of this visit to the KAUST Recycle Center is to provide general awareness towards recycling, an important element of sustain ... more

Exhibit: The Mzuguno Tingatinga Miracle

Location: Bldg 12, University Library

By Pascal Bogaert

January 18 to 24: The exhibition will showcase the latest work by Mshana, Juma, Rashid and Kipara Mzuguno, the four painter sons of the late Tanzanian master Tingatinga painter David Mzuguno. One who ... more

A Journey of Waste from Bin to Market 2

Location: Reuse Center

By Jacqueline Piper | Mohammad Alshawaf

"Learn more about how KAUST works towards sustainability. The key objective of this visit to the KAUST Recycle Center is to provide general awareness towards recycling, an important element of sustai ... more

Back to the Beginning in Cosmology and Radio Astronomy

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Anthony Readhead

Modern cosmology - the theory of the evolution of the universe - was launched by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (1916) and Hubble's discovery of the expansion of the universe (1929) - but pro ... more
In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. A.I., Artificial Intelligence (2001): In the ... more

Star Gazing

Location: Harbor Walk Way, Behind the Harbor Lybrary

By Lakshmi Selvakumaran | Thibaut Lery

Have you always wondered what is out there in the night sky? - Then this event is for you! For the first time, we bring you a planetarium to take you on a journey through space. We also have observat ... more
Monday, January 19, 2015
The closing date for registrations to this event is January 3rd 2015. A technical curriculum will be given to students over the 4 days seminar on the technical design, operation and evaluation of Ult ... more

Field Trip to Mad Ad Dahab Mine

Location: Mad Ad Dahab Mine

By Martin Mai | Reinhard Paul Ramdohr

We will visit the Mahd Al Dahab site of Maaden, the Saudi Arabia Mining Company. Madh Al Dahab translates to ‘Cradle of Gold’, and it is one of the oldest mining sites in Saudi Arabia, where mining st ... more

Workshop: Glorify Nature in the Tingatinga Painting Style 2

Location: Discovery Square, Multipurpose Room

By Juma Kileo | Kipara Mzuguno | Mshana Mzuguno | Pascal Bogaert

The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. During this step-by step art workshop you will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in bri ... more

Meet Your Red Sea Friends

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By Michael Berumen

There is an amazing amount of interesting marine life found on Red Sea reefs right in our backyard. Prof Berumen from the Red Sea Research Center will highlight some of these animals in a short lectur ... more

The Science Fair

Location: Discovery Walk

By WEP Team

Showcasing science at KAUST! Our Science Fair is a chance for the scientific community to come together and inspire each other through a series of demonstrations and experiments. It is also a time fo ... more

The Promise of Urban Science

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Michael Holland

The past two decades have seen rapid advances in sensors, database technologies, search engines, data mining, machine learning, statistics, distributed computing, visualization and modeling & simulati ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "The Age of Big Data" by Jonathan Fothergill

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. The Age of Big Data (2013): In Los Angeles, ... more
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Botanical Tour 2

Location: Campus: Meet at the bottom

By Martina Viglasska | Salah El Tawm

We live among a wide variety of native and non-native trees and plants, each with their distinctive traits and features. Join Salah El-Tawm and Martina Viglasska for a fascinating and informative walk ... more

Free-Space Optical Communications: Past, Present, and Future

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Julian Cheng

Free-space optical communication (FSO) is an optical wireless system where optical and wireless technologies converge. FSO uses light propagating in free space to transmit high-speed data from one end ... more

Data Science and Big Data Analytics 2

Location: TBA

By Latif Abdul

Due to the popularity of the class, more sessions are added. Data Science and Big Data Analytics will give students a foundation level understanding of big data and the state of the practice of analy ... more

The Central Engines that Power Active Galaxies

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Anthony Readhead

Active Galaxies are the most powerful and largest objects in the universe. Their power is generated by supermassive black holes, having masses between ten million and a billion times the mass of the s ... more

The Uncreative Leader

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Khalid Alyahya

Although science is considered the most rigorous and extreme appearance of order in the physical world, the desire for that order, and often the means to declare it, were peculiarly nestled against th ... more

Lecture on 'Optical Wireless Communication'

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Maite Brandt-Pearce

General audience lecture: Our current communications infrastructure is based in fiber optics for long-haul signal distribution and RF wireless for mobile access. So how does optical wireless communica ... more

Chef Veganessa's Gluten Free Vegan Cooking Classes

Location: Al-Marsa Restaurant

By Vanessa Percher

Healthy cooking on a daily basis can be challenging, especially for the food pallet seeking variety and flavor. Throw in some food restrictions or allergies and the task can become overwhelming! Join ... more

Research Poster Competitions

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By Suzana Nunes

NOTE APPLICABLE TO THE STUDENTS TAKING WEP 2015 AS THEIR DEGREE REQUIREMENT: The 08 credits of this event will be obtained by the students who are presenting their poster during this event ONLY. Only ... more

Publishing Without Pain

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Christopher Davey

Christopher Davey will show you how to get your non-fiction or fiction creation to your audience, without significant up-front expense and within a matter of days from the end of writing to that momen ... more

Workshop: Glorify Nature in the Tingatinga Painting Style 3

Location: Discovery Square, Multipurpose Room

By Juma Kileo | Kipara Mzuguno | Mshana Mzuguno | Pascal Bogaert

The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. During this step-by step art workshop you will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in bri ... more
Witness the latest innovations in the field of biologically-inspired design in this inspiring keynote lecture. Many natural systems have evolved to perform certain tasks-climbing, sensing, swimming-a ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Apollo 13" by Ron Howard

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Apollo 13 (1995): The film depicts astronaut ... more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Selected Themes in Next Generation Optical Communications Systems

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall 2325

By Habib Fathallah

The lecture will provide an introductory overview for a selection of ongoing research and development themes/projects on photonics, in KACST-KSU technology Innovation center RFTONICS. This overview w ... more

Surfactants: Detergents, Cosmetics and Technical Applications

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Felix Mueller

Surfactants are key ingredients in a broad range of applications, from laundry detergents to personal care products to polymeric materials. The diverse properties and the surface activity required by ... more

Ronix Wakeboarding Experience

Location: Harbor Walk Way

By Paul Maguire

Come and experience the future of wakeboarding in KAUST! From first timers to experienced riders this event is for you where everyone come and take that next step in their progression. One of New Zea ... more
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Molecular modeling tools have become increasingly important in studying biological and chemical reactions and understanding their underlying mechanisms. This course is intended to help participants g ... more

Workshop "Deserts of the Earth"

Location: Bldg 12, University Library, Sea View Room

By Elfriede Martin | Michael Martin

Join Michael Martin for a workshop that looks into his award-winning photography. In Michael's words: "This workshop covers a wide range of subjects from technical questions to the creative aspects, ... more

The Red Sea Robotic Exploratorium 1

Location: Building 1, East Lobby

By Oussama Khatib

Underwater exploration is extremely challenging and highly demanding for human divers, due to the limited depths they can explore and short time durations they can spend underwater. To solve this iss ... more

Networked Visible Light Communications (Li-Fi) Lecture

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Harald Haas

Networked visible light communications -also referred to as Li-Fi- are an exciting new field of development in communications. This lecture looks at current research into Li-Fi and how it my change th ... more

Flying with the Falcons: the Legacy and Future of KAUST’s “Shaheen” Systems

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By David Keyes

As KAUST prepares to take delivery of “Shaheen-2” we look back five years and ahead ten years at the evolution of architectures, algorithms, and applications. We consider, in particular, the pressures ... more

The Red Sea Robotic Exploratorium 2

Location: Building 1, East Lobby

By Oussama Khatib

Underwater exploration is extremely challenging and highly demanding for human divers, due to the limited depths they can explore and short time durations they can spend underwater. To solve this iss ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Desert and Ice"

Location: Cinema Theater

By Michael Martin

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Two ambitious filmmakers document their trave ... more

Networked Visible Light Communications (Li-Fi) Tutorial

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Harald Haas

Networked visible light communications -also referred to as Li-Fi- are an exciting new field of development in communications. This tutorial looks at practical applications of Li-Fi. Networked visibl ... more

Stress responses in health and disease

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Klaus Richter

This lecture looks at how a better understanding of the workings of the protein homoeostasis system will lead to an improved understanding of many diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's di ... more

Poster Competitions Award Ceremony

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By Suzana Nunes

Join us as we gather to recognize the work of everyone who took part in our poster competitions, Pecha Kucha presentations, and Science Fair. Awards and prizes will be given to the winners!

Science to Watch: Minority Report

Location: Vizualisation Lab

By Enzo Di Fabrizio

This screening is part of our session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Here is a great opportunity to enjoy a classic film, accompanied by a fascinating sc ... more
BELLA GAIA is an awe-inspiring live multimedia performance fusing stunning NASA visualizations of Earth from Space with live music and dance from around the world. The award winning BELLA GAIA succes ... more

Deserts of the Earth

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Michael Martin

They belong amongst the most fascinating regions of our planet: the eternal ice of the Polar regions and the hot, dry deserts. The extreme climatic conditions such as cold, darkness and wind, heat an ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Sand Wars" by Denis Delestrac

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Sand Wars (2012): Most of us think of it as ... more
Friday, January 23, 2015

Indoor Super 6's Cricket Tournament

Location: Harbour Sports Club

By Adnan Qamar

Experience the thrills of cricket with our indoor Super 6's tournament! In this Tournament format, each team consists of six players and plays six overs each. Teams will compete on a knockout basis. ... more
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beach Day

Location: South Beach

By WEP Team

Head to South Beach for fun activities, competitions, prizes and a barbecue! Details of the program for this day are coming soon. Save the date! All activities will be free of charge. A Shuttle Bus ... more

The Spirit of the Game: Ultimate Frisbee

Location: Thuwal Fields #1 and #2

By WEP Team

Join us to experience the excitement of Ultimate Frisbee! Ultimate Frisbee enjoys strong support from students, faculty, teachers, researchers, and other members of the KAUST Community. This group ho ... more