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Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) 2016 Highlights

Each year, KAUST runs exciting enrichment programs in the fall, winter and spring. These one and two-week programs are open to all students, faculty and community members and feature a wide variety of engaging events.

From science and technology lectures and workshops to arts, sports and community activities, our enrichment programs offer a range of inspiring experiences for everyone at KAUST.

Beginning with a very special must-see performance on January 9 and wrapping up on January 22, the 2016 Winter Enrichment Program features over one hundred events that explore climate change and sustainability.

WEP 2016 features many highlights, including a range of keynote lectures on topics ranging from science in Hollywood films to polar exploration and the future of the energy industry. Special theme days will focus on climate change, the polar regions and the future of food, fuel and living.

Our chair for WEP 2016 is Prof. Mark Tester, Associate Director of the Center of Desert Agriculture at KAUST.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dam3a; tasabeeh - An arabic calligraphy art exhibit - A

Location: Museum Bldg 19, Level 1, Hall A

By Nader Azab

Visit the KAUST Museum of Science and Technology in Islam and view a very special temporary calligraphy art exhibit by Dr Nader Yehia Azab. Dr. Azab's artwork reflects on personal and group emotions ... more

Art Workshop: Asir, Diving Within - Spirit of Painted Houses

Location: Building 9, Room 3125

By Magali Jeantelot

During this three hour workshop, attendees will be inspired by Magali Jeantelot's paintings and Thierry Mauger's photographs of Asir murals. They will work together to create their own large-scale pai ... more

Creative Writing Workshop B: Writing and Experience

Location: Bldg 9, Classroom 4125

By Carolina Sanin

It's time to bring out the creative writer within! Writer Carolina Sanin will take you on a three-session Creative Writing Workshop in which you will do several exercises in creative writing (fiction, ... more

KAUST Research Poster Competition

Location: Bldg 9, Hallway

By WEP Team

Join KAUST graduate students and Postdocs as they present their best research in poster format, allowing you to see their work in a clearly understandable and attractive visual presentation. This even ... more

LabVIEW and Data Acquisition Workshop - B

Location: University Library, Computer Lab, Level 3

By Alain Clo | Michel Nassar | Mounzer Saleh

LabVIEW is a comprehensive development environment that contains all the tools engineers and scientists need to design and deploy measurement and control systems. In this workshop, explore the fundam ... more

On the Trail of the Glaciers: An Interactive Experience

Location: Bldg 1, Room 2418

By Fabiano Ventura | Paolo Scoppola

This exhibition will be open from Monday, January 11 until Thursday, January 21. A special reception will be held on Monday, January 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm to celebrate the opening of this work. "O ... more

African Drumming Beginners Drum Class A

Location: Discovery Square, MPR

By Ali Diop | Makha Diop

This traditional West African music course introduces students to the vibrant music and traditions of Senegal. During this four session class, students will learn to play basic or intermediate rhythm ... more
Agriculture is by far the largest global water consumer, with an estimated 70% of global fresh water use going to agriculture. In the local context, it is estimated that 80% of annual fresh water use ... more

Life Without Oxygen

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By James Ferry

In this three-morning course, Dr. James G. Ferry will give a broadly accessible, introductory overview to anaerobic microorganismsラlife forms fundamentally different from the aerobic world that have a ... more

African Drumming Beginners Drum Class B

Location: Discovery Square, MPR

By Ali Diop | Makha Diop

This traditional West African music course introduces students to the vibrant music and traditions of Senegal. During this four session class, students will learn to play basic or intermediate rhythm ... more

Stopping Incurable Cancers through Eliminating Their Anti-oxidative Defenses

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By James Watson

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1928, James D. Watson was educated at the University of Chicago, where he received a B.S. in 1947, and Indiana University where he earned a Ph.D. in Zoology in 1950. In 19 ... more

Science Fair

Location: Campus Spine / Auditorium, Bldg 20 for Chris Smith's Science Show

By WEP Team

Showcasing science at KAUST! Every year during WEP, the Science Fair brings technology and science to the KAUST community and local schools. This is a great opportunity to come and learn about the sc ... more

International Poster Competition

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By WEP Team

KAUST is excited to present its annual international poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as international undergraduate students present their best research in poster format, ... more

African Drumming Advanced Drum Class

Location: Discovery Square, MPR

By Ali Diop | Makha Diop

This traditional West African music course further teaches students about the vibrant music and traditions of Senegal. Students with previous experience in drumming will learn to play intermediate and ... more

Stripping down science

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By WEP Team

Chris Smith reveals how he has used the power of the Internet to create one of the world's most popular science shows…