Loading...
You are seeing an old Enrichment Program. If you want to return to the current program, please click here

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. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: New Students for Credits 3/4

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 5/5

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

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group B 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

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 23

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

KAUST Live Interview with David Rooney

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By David Rooney

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

A Philosophical Odyssey in The Concept of Time

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Francois de Ryckel

Francois de Ryckel will present how philosophy has conceptualized time throughout history. The audience will travel in time to discover how Greek philosophers already devised linear and cyclica ... more

Film: Louvre Abu Dhabi (2018)

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

Selling Time: Stories from the Greenwich Observatory

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By David Rooney

We are surrounded today by accurate time. We can hear time signals on the radio or look at automatically corrected kitchen clocks. Our home computers are synchronized by the internet or we can pick ... more

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 3/4

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

Masterclass: Trust in Time: Real-World Applications with Blockchain 1/2

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall number 2&3

By Hassan Alsibyani | James Audretsch | Marco Canini | Roger Wattenhofer

About this 2-day workshop This workshop will cover everything from the foundations of blockchain, to what smart contracts are, how to write them, good examples worldwide, and a brainstorming session ... more

A Conversation with David Rooney

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By David Rooney

"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

MOSTI Tour on Time- Wednesday

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 Dava Sobel

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Dava Sobel

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 Making of the Film Born a King

Location: Cinema

By Todd Nims

A sneak peak of clips from the film BORN A KING followed by a Q&A with the film producer Todd Nims on the challenges of making the film. An extraordinary real life story set in 1919 , BORN ... more

Farmers Market - Wednesday

Location: Times Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, and Friday 25 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purc ... 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

Longitude: A Matter of Time

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Dava Sobel

Registration to this event is mandatory for all students who must complete WEP.  About the speaker Dava Sobel is an American writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. Her ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: Longitude (2000)

Location: Cinema

By Dava Sobel

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