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TEDxKAUST

The University's second TEDx event took place on Saturday, August 31, 2019. TEDxKAUST featured six inspiring speakers, including faculty, staff, students and community members, and was sponsored by the Office of Enrichment Programs. The theme, Driving Force, focused on pioneering inspiring ideas by exceptional individuals in their communities. The talks presented aimed at encouraging our audience and viewers to unleash their potential for the betterment of the world. 

 

Watch the talks   

26,000 | Ammar Aidaros Al-Sabban | TEDxKAUST

          

Ammar likes to spread joy and knowledge to the world. He uses puppetry and podcasting to start what might sometimes seem as controversial conversations.

Ammar speaks about how he turned his passion into the driving force behind his career. Ammar Aidaros Al-Sabban is a community member at KAUST who likes to spread joy and knowledge to the world.

He uses puppetry and podcasting to learn how to start conversations. In his talk, 26000, Ammar will speak about how he turned his passion into the driving force behind his career.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.

 


Every child is born a scientist | Rúben Martins Da Costa | TEDxKAUST

          

Rúben dreams of removing the barriers between researchers and school kids.

He shares his views on the role of scientists to shape their own scientific literacy and aims to alter the image stereotypes of what it means to be a scientist.

KAUST Ph.D. student Rúben Martins da Costa strives to remove the barriers between researchers and school kids. In his talk ‘every child is a born scientist’ he will share with us his views on the role of scientists on their scientific literacy of children and the general public.

Rúben also wants to the image stereotypes of what it means to be a scientist.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

 

The subtle secret of life | Maged Serag | TEDxKAUST

          

 

Maged presents how fundamental science can transform our lives. He wishes to inspire kids, young people and even well-established researchers and scientists to unravel more fundamental theories for the advancement of humanity.

Research scientist Maged Serag, is going to tell us in his talk on ‘the subtle secret of life’ how fundamental science can transform our lives.

He is looking forward to sharing his ideas with a large audience, where his ambition is to help people to understand the fundamentals of life.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

 

Moving out of the comfort zone | Sahika Inal | TEDxKAUST

          

Working hard like a honeybee and having respect for other voices are two key elements for success according to Sahika. She shares her journey of moving out of her comfort zone and invites others to do the same.

Sahika Inal, is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at KAUST.  Dr. Inal's research is in the area of bioelectronics. Her research interests cover organic electronic materials and devices that can address research and clinical health monitoring and therapy needs. She is particularly interested in ionic-electronic conduction in organic electronic materials and explores the potential of these materials for recording small biological signals and modulating biological events. She aims to design electronic devices that can efficiently interface with the human body. In her talk, she will show us that there is no genius gene needed to do the same! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

 

Human forces of entrepreneurship | Esteban Sanchez-Canepa | TEDxKAUST

          

As a young entrepreneur, Esteban shares his ideas on the importance of inherent passion and multiculturality as key elements for success.

He believes that his experiences can be taken beyond entrepreneurship. Esteban Sanchez-Canepa is not only a KAUST alumnus, but he is also now part of the KAUST community and will share in his talk his ideas on the importance of inherent passion and multiculturality as key elements for success.

He believes that his experience in the struggle of finding a purpose in life and how the forces created during that process can be taken beyond entrepreneurship.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

 

My wheels of change | Baraa Luhaid | TEDxKAUST

          

Baraa believes that uncertainty and the need for constant change are key to feeling truly alive.

By sharing her very own story and struggles, she hopes to inspire not only girls living in Saudi Arabia, but everywhere in the world to pursue their dreams.

Baraa Luhaid is a community member and dependent KAUST. She believes that uncertainty and the need for constant change are key in feeling truly alive.

By sharing her very own story of struggles and how she overcame them, Baraa hopes to show others the possibilities and have a positive influence.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

 

 


 

About TEDxKAUST 2017

KAUST students and the Innovation Center organized in 2017 the TEDxKAUST event 'Impact Factor.' This TEDx event aimed to unleash the personal touch of KAUST community members (students, faculty, and staff), as they reflect on their life experiences on a TEDx stage. The aim was to redefine the term Impact Factor as a qualitative measure of one’s impact on the people and community around them.

Visit the TEDxKAUST website to learn more about this event.