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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. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group A 1/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

Mindfulness is a fundamental skill The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught into the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent or we rush it too quic ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 3/4

Location: University Library, Sea View Room, Level 3

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

Al Jazari: A mechanical genious of his time Al-Jazari (Turkey, 1136- 1206) was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. He served the Turkish Artuqid kings as a mechanical engineer and i ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 1/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

(Re)Conceptualizing Time

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Rachel Sussman

Contemporary artist Rachel Sussman will share her creative process, and challenge students to reframe the concepts of "personal time" and "cosmic time," to provide a forum for a dynamic, p ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 20

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Intellectual Property; What is It and Why Should I Care

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Mardson Mcquay

Intellectual property (IP) protection is essential to foster innovation. For the protection of important technology for commercialization, a strong and enforceable patent is required. Hence, scienti ... more

Escape Room- Sunday- 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 Martin Van Kranendonk

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Martin Van Kranendonk

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

Let's Build a Sundial

Location: University Library

By Matej Mlejnek | Peter Rautek

About this two-day workshop To kick-off 2019 we are planning a short fun activity: The goal is to build a simple but large (~10m) sundial. In this workshop organized by the self-directed group Maker ... more

The Search for Life on Mars

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Martin Van Kranendonk

The details of this event will be confirmed shortly.

Related Events

Film Screening and Discussion: The Story of Earth (2018)


 

Watch WEP 2019 Lectures

Time and Creativity Panel

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Nadya Suvorova | Nasser Alsalem | Todd Nims

The details of this event will be confirmed shortly. Related Events Kontinuum: Photography, Time, and Technology (Re)Conceptualizing Time All the Time in World We value your feedback and welcom ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 2/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Sunday

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 Musli ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Rachel Sussman

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Rachel Sussman

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

Moving Forward Together Opening

Location: University Library

By Adam Magyar

Join us for the opening of the photo exhibition Moving Forward Together by artist Adam Magyar and the WEP students. Members of the KAUST university were invited to participate in a photographic pro ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 20, 3-5 PM

Location: Conference Room # 2252, Bldg. 5

By Atlab Ltd.

About this 2-hour Workshop Open Lego EV3 Mindstorm core set, think, design and build and program the project using the kit and let see the result. During this 2-hour workshop, 20 participants will em ... more

Film: WALL·E (2008)

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

Kontinuum: Photography, Time, and Technology

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Adam Magyar

Adam Magyar finds innovative ways to use tech to observe life. That led him to capture the passing of time and freeze it into still photographs and videos. Using modified or self-built high-tech dig ... more

All the Time in World

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Rachel Sussman

Artist Rachel Sussman has spent over a decade creating and portraying the dynamic relationships with personal and cosmic time. During her lecture, Rachel will discuss several of her projects includi ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 20 7-9 PM

Location: Conference Room # 2252, Bldg. 5

By Atlab Ltd.

About this 2-hour Workshop Open Lego EV3 Mindstorm core set, think, design and build and program the project using the kit and let see the result. During this 2-hour workshop, 20 participants will em ... 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

Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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