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Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) for 2015 is coming soon!

Running from January 11 to 22, The 2015 WEP program is larger and more ambitious than ever, with over one hundred events on offer.

This year’s offerings are the direct result of suggestions and event submissions from our faculty, students and community members, making WEP 2015 a program that is created by and for the entire KAUST community.

WEP 2015 features many highlights, including our keynote lectures on topics ranging from archaeology to biologically inspired design to freediving.  This year, we look at rich culture of Saudi Arabia through lectures on poetry, coinage and mining in Saudi Arabia, and present a range of art and recreational events, including a Tinga Tinga painting workshop, a 5K run, improvisation workshops and performances, a racketlon tournament and tours to Old Jeddah and the National Wildlife Center in Taif.

Finally, we’ll wrap up WEP 2015 with a closing evening gala extravaganza featuring a performance by the internationally renowned musical multimedia group Bella Gaia. 

With all these events and many more, WEP 2015 is the most exciting and lively time of the year at KAUST.

We look forward to enriching you at WEP 2015!



Monday, January 19, 2015

The closing date for registrations to this event is January 3rd 2015. A technical curriculum will be given to students over the 4 days seminar on the technical design, operation and evaluation of Ult ... more

We will visit the Mahd Al Dahab site of Maaden, the Saudi Arabia Mining Company. Madh Al Dahab translates to ‘Cradle of Gold’, and it is one of the oldest mining sites in Saudi Arabia, where mining st ... more

The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. During this step-by step art workshop you will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in bri ... more

Meet Your Red Sea Friends

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

There is an amazing amount of interesting marine life found on Red Sea reefs right in our backyard. Prof Berumen from the Red Sea Research Center will highlight some of these animals in a short lectur ... more

The Science Fair

Location: Discovery Walk

Showcasing science at KAUST! Our Science Fair is a chance for the scientific community to come together and inspire each other through a series of demonstrations and experiments. It is also a time fo ... more

The Promise of Urban Science

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

The past two decades have seen rapid advances in sensors, database technologies, search engines, data mining, machine learning, statistics, distributed computing, visualization and modeling & simulati ... more

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. The Age of Big Data (2013): In Los Angeles, ... more