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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!

 

 

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