2014 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)
Now preparing for its 5th anniversary year in 2014, the new WEP Chair, Professor William Roberts, spoke about the development of the program over the last five years and highlighted the main themes of the program.
Fifth Anniversary Year
"I am very delighted to be a part of this exciting program as it enters its fifth anniversary year. Building on the very successful previous campaigns, the program has developed into a three-week event offering much in the way of enrichment and inspiration not just for students, post-docs, and faculty/staff, but the entire KAUST community. There really is something for everyone, from keynote lectures from Nobel Laureates to the Science Fun Fair.
"A particular achievement has been the growing collaboration with other In-Kingdom Institutions and our Industrial Partners, seeing us welcome more and more delegates to the program each year. The keynote lecture series is a highlight of the program and we are excited to welcome a dozen world-renowned international speakers to campus to share their expertise, knowledge, experiences and insights with us."
Main themes for WEP 2014
"Looking ahead to WEP 2014 we are preparing to celebrate the UN International Year of Family Farming and the main themes of the program will include Underwater, Food & Farming, Environment and Innovation.
As a program, which is designed, managed and executed entirely by an in-house committee and team, we welcome volunteers from our students and the KAUST community and I look forward to seeing more people become involved and broader participation. Please take part and benefit from this unique and diverse program, which is sure to motivate and broaden your horizons, allowing you to see new possibilities and ventures."