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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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dam3a; tasabeeh - An arabic calligraphy art exhibit - C

Location: KAUST 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

Field Trip to Al Sawfa Cement Company

Location: Meet at Large Tamimi

By WEP Team

This trip will allow you the chance to visit a KICP member plant with a focus on sustainability. Meet the bus at the Large Tamimi at 8:00 A.M. About Al Sawfa Cement Company: Al Safwa Cement Company ... more

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Location: Bldg 16, Lobby

By Jan Haskovec | Martina Viglasska

A special opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 20 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. This fascinating photographic exhibition explores the differences and common ground between the photographic wo ... more
This is a week-long intensive workshop that looks at most aspects of designing a desalination plant using Dow technologies. Over the workshop, the participants will firstly be introduced to sea water ... 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

KAUST Energy Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

By Emre Cenker | Pedro Da Costa | Udaya Gunturu

Join us for a series of lectures by KAUST speakers on energy and its impact on climate change. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.: "Carbon: Beyond sustainability and climate change" Dr. Pedro Da Costa, Associate Prof ... more

Pursuing a Dream Position: Planning your Career

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Keith Micoli | Sam Castaneda

For Postdocs Only Most often the dream academic career commences with a postdoc position. But what happens if your plans change while you are a postdoc? Preparing well for a postdoc role and learnin ... more

Surfactants: On the borderline of the 4 elements

Location: Building 9, Classroom 3128

By Felix Mueller

Over two three-hour morning sessions, this course will give a general overview about the possibilities of interfering at the interface of water and oil in detergents and in emulsions and will embed th ... more

Pursuing a Dream Position: Planning your Career

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

By Keith Micoli | Sam Castaneda

For Postdocs Only Most often the dream academic career commences with a postdoc position. But what happens if your plans change while you are a postdoc? Preparing well for a postdoc role and learnin ... more
This is a week-long intensive workshop that looks at most aspects of designing a desalination plant using Dow technologies. Over the workshop, the participants will firstly be introduced to sea water ... more

Celebrate Saudi Arabia Art Competition 2021

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By Social Responsibility

WEP 2016 welcomes the third annual ‘Celebrate Saudi Arabia Art Competition’ – a unique opportunity for anyone in the KAUST community to present artwork celebrating Saudi Arabia. ‘Celebrate Saudi Arab ... more

Final WEP Gala -- Live performance and Awards

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Arts Office | WEP Team

Don’t miss our Final Gala as we celebrate the end of the seventh annual Winter Enrichment Program, featuring an evening of live performance and awards. WEP Committee Chair Mark Tester will kick off th ... more