Category Archives: Life in Saudi Arabia

Tinkering with Technology: An interview with Peter Rautek from the KAUST Maker Space

By | September 9, 2017

I recently connected with Peter Rautek, a research scientist at KAUST to ask him about a side-project he’s been working on. He, along with several other collaborators at KAUST, launched the Maker Space Self-Directed Group to enable builders, tinkerers, and innovators to create and connect.  I was eager to learn more about this group when… Read More »

Communicating Science in the Post-Truth Era | TEDxKAUST

By | August 14, 2017

My TEDx is live! Here’s the video of my talk. I’ve also included the full transcript at the bottom of this post for those who prefer to scan. Mine was one of nine talks in a full-day TEDx event hosted here at KAUST. I was particularly touched by Tsiki’s talk about the impact of education in… Read More »

Highlights from my time in the Core Labs

By | June 11, 2017

I have news! I’ve recently accepted a new position doing communication and marketing, community engagement, and patient relations at KAUST Health, the healthcare facility that serves the KAUST community. I’m beyond excited about this new opportunity for growth, but of course the feeling is bittersweet as it means I will be leaving the amazing communication… Read More »

Online tools for life at KAUST

By | May 29, 2017

[Update: the below information which was initially published in August 2015, has been refreshed in May 2017. I’ve curated the information to include current and accurate information.] For the second time, I asked our community Facebook page for suggestions for online tools that are invaluable for life at KAUST. Here is a round-up of what I learned: Tools… Read More »

Creating a community of science communicators at KAUST

By | March 13, 2017

On March 4, I did at TEDx talk here at KAUST which aimed to inspire scientists to communicate beyond their scientific ecosystems and engage with the general public. In the nine days since the event, I’ve had numerous people approach me to say they agreed with what I had to say and wanted to push… Read More »

Activities for Kids Aged 0-3 at KAUST

By | October 12, 2016

KAUST is a brilliant place for families with young children. For one, it’s a small, safe community where people look out for one another. There are also a lot of easily accessible and affordable activities to do with young kids. Recently I reached out to the KAUST Community Facebook Page to encourage parents to share their favorite… Read More »

Traveling With KAUST Friends

By | March 11, 2016

This is an article I wrote for the F&C Focus, the KAUST Community Newsletter. The writer of this newsletter is due to leave KAUST soon, and I want to take a moment to thank her for her dedication to information sharing within the community and all her hard work on behalf of everyone that lives… Read More »