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WEP 2019

The Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), a hallmark event of KAUST, returned on Sunday, January 13 to Thursday, January 24, 2019. Chaired by Professor Valerio Orlando, Head of Environmental Epigenetic Program. #WEP2019 featured 12 days of keynotes, lectures, discussions, master classes, exhibits, and cultural events all relating to the theme of TIME. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Innovating for Tomorrow’s Technology 2/3

Location: Innovation Cluster

By Bulent Erbilgin | Eric Martin | Hattan Ahmed

Innovating in today’s world is becoming an essential trait for tomorrow’s jobs. This 3-day course will help students understand the fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to bui ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Flicker Fusion: Measuring Your Perception of Time 1/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab # 2223

By Brian Parrot | Hassane Trigui | Sahejad Patel

How fast can you see? The human eye is limited in its ability to observe the separation between subsequent flashes when they reach a critical threshold -- a phenomena known as Flicker Fusion. Intere ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition- Monday

Location: University Library

Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster prese ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 1/3

Location: Spine auditorium between buildings 2 & 3

By Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- ... more

Escape Room - Monday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Paolo Di Croce

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Paolo di Croce

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

A Conversation with Paolo Sassone-Corsi

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Paolo Sassone-Corsi

"A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.  The sessio ... more

Film: À la recherche des femmes chefs (2016)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Slow Food: A Global Movement to Change the Food System

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Paolo di Croce

We live in a world where the production/consumption system that has characterised the last 70 years has failed: more than 800 millions of people suffer from hunger, almost 2 billions suffer from des ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 2/3

Location: Spine auditorium between buildings 2 & 3

By Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- ... more

Time to Cook

Location: Pure Restaurant, Island Recreation Center

By Sarah Aljuffali

An interactive food show that displays an array of farming produce from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event aims to introduce and educate the audience through a series of food tasting of the loca ... more

Slow Food in Saudi Arabia

Location: Spine Auditorium Between 4 and 5

By Paolo di Croce

Slow Food is an international movement, involving thousands of volunteers and activists and that is present in 160 countries in the world. It has not been set up in Saudi Arabia yet, and the start ... more

LabVIEW Workshop A

Location: Library - Computer Room

By 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. About this Workshop In this 1-day ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Monday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Mus ... more

Film: 'Ratatouille'

Location: Cinema

 We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to ... more

Live Keynote and Q&A

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Michael Young

Internal biological mechanisms, called circadian clocks, control the timing of a host of biological functions in organisms from fruit flies to humans. Studies of the molecular basis for this circadian ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: Slow Food Story

Location: Cinema

By Paolo di Croce

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibran ... more

Film: The Lunchbox

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more