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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. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Innovating for Tomorrow’s Technology 3/3

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 2/3

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

CERN Virtual Visit Course

Location: Library, Computer Lab

By Christos Chatzichristidis

The first part of the three-hours course, will serve as a brief introduction to the basic principles and tools required for experimental analysis of CERN collider data. Students will interact with a ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition - Tuesday

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 ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 3/3

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 - Tuesday- 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 Priyamvada Natarajan

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Priyamvada Natarajan

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

Film: Big Bang Machine (2015)

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

Chasing After The First Black Holes

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Priyamvada Natarajan

We now know that black holes are ubiquitous in the universe, in fact, every galaxy including our own harbors a supermassive black hole in its center. Less than 40 years ago, black holes were consi ... more

Opening of the CERN LHC Tunnel Exhibit

Location: University Library, Level 2, Lobby

By John Ellis | Priyamvada Natarajan

Join us for the official opening of the LHC CERN Interactive Tunnel with CERN Professor John Ellis and Yale Professor Priyamvada Natarajan.  What is the universe made of? How did it sta ... more

LabVIEW Workshop B

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

WEP-Library ePoster Competition - JAN 15

Location: University Library

Display and present your best research during this year’s WEP-Library ePoster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs only.  Interested in sharing you ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Tuesday

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

KAUST Live Interview with John Ellis

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By John Ellis

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 topic ... more

Film: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'

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

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By John Ellis

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These are fundamental questions about the Universe and our place within it that particle physicists address by studying the fundamental const ... more
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: Source Code (2011)

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