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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 21, 2019

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: New Students for Credits 1/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

About this morning workshop for new students During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientif ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group A 2/2

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

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 3/5

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

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 21

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

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

Pushing the Limits of Science on the Track

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Mani Sarathy | Mark Barnett | Matteo Parsani

McLaren Racing and KAUST are research & development partners on extreme performance technology for racing vehicles. This panel discussion will showcase current projects jointly researched b ... more

Film: Tooned

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

Science Fair Competition

Location: University Library

Showcase your 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 t ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 4/4

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

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 1/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientific arguments are developed. Attendees will lea ... 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 Musli ... more
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

FILM: Cars (2006)

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
“From Knowledge to Value: The Role of Technology and Innovation in Maintaining a Competitive Edge” Staying ahead of the competition is key to success in business, and the key to staying ... more

The Race against Time

Location: Auditorium Bldg.20

By Jonathan Neale | Lando Norris

It’s lights out, McLaren's deadline has past. A prototype F1 car, made up of 16,000 ever-changing components, poised on the starting grid, ready to race. With an update every 15 minutes, racin ... more

Sidewalk Music in Times Square

Location: Discovery Square

Stroll into Discovery Square (aka Times Square) on Monday evening, January 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and come across some community musicians who will create a delightful, informal musical atmosphe ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: McLaren (2017)

Location: Cinema

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: Sully (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