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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!

 

 

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