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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 22, 2019

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: New Students for Credits 2/4

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

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 4/5

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 22

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- 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

Flicker Fusion: How Fast Can You See?

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

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. In ... more

Film: Stainless

Location: Cinema

By Adam Magyar

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

Idea Workout

Location: Building 19 Conference Center, Hall 1

By Robert Frith

The Idea workout is a workshop which aims to introduce people to prototyping process and the part it plays in generating, challenging and exploring ideas. The 1hr session is designed to get participan ... more

Rewinding the Clock on Memory Loss

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Karen Ashe

The concept of time becomes a concrete and palpable “object” with our collection of memories. When our ability to collect and preserve memories is at risk, separating the past from ficti ... more

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 2/4

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

Times of Time: Being Autistic in a Hectic World

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Josef Schovanec

Every single western traveler to a non-western place is first and foremost unsettled by the slow pace at which time flows. Regularity and smoothness seem to be the main features of what Eliade used ... more

Idea Workout

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1

By Robert Frith

The Idea workout is a workshop which aims to introduce people to prototyping process and the part it plays in generating, challenging and exploring ideas. The 1hr session is designed to get participan ... 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 Musli ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Salim Al-Hassani

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Salim Al-Hassani

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

LEGO Workshop - January 22, 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

Undergraduate Poster Competition

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 po ... more

Intellectual Property: Search Session

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Janis Tyhurst

This workshop will give an overview of different patent search resources available, with a focus on PatBase Express (subscribed database). The session will include hands-on exercises to aid particip ... more

Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Museum of the Similarities of Human Experience Over Time

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Noemi Daucé

Reinventing the universal museum in the 21st century? Born of a collaboration between Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a universal museum that enables visitors to experience art&mdash ... more

Time and the Golden Age of Islam

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Salim Al-Hassani

Time measurement has, throughout history and across continents, been a central part of the lives of Muslims. The need to determine the times of daily prayers as well as the start/beginning and end o ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 22, 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: Arrival (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