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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!

 

 

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