The annual Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) is one of the hallmarks of KAUST. WEP is a two-week program whose primary purpose is to enrich and inspire the University's students and KAUST community members, as well as academic and industrial partners who are all invited to join.
All events are open for anyone in the community to attend, but as there are so many wonderful events, the WEP team curated a list of the top events that might be of particular interest to the general community.
Browse the below events, click the links for more information, and register for the ones that interest you.
Opening Night & Times Square on Sunday, January 13
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 this year’s theme ‘TIME’.
Keynote Lecture Series
Escape Room game open to the community
20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excitement, during which you and your teammates lose yourselves in an incredible experience, working together to follow a series of fiendishly clever clues and escape a locked room.
Time & Nutrition on Monday, January 14
Race Against Time, January 21
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, racing in 21 global locations per year, how does the F1 team manage the race of innovation? What human and technological advancements have been implemented to maintain a competitive edge? Jonathan Neale, Group COO, who will discuss; is McLaren in the business of Motorsport or time?
Other cultural events
Time to close WEP. Join us for the Final Gala, the award ceremony and enter a journey back to the 18th century with “Opera in Roma” orchestra, where internationally renowned soloists will create a unique atmosphere for the program's final night.
Have a great WEP!