Tag Archives: community building

Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter at KAUST – An Interview with the Fire Chief, Greg Burnell

By | November 4, 2018

About a year ago, my husband became a volunteer firefighter at KAUST. I can see that he’s really enjoyed the mental and physical challenge of joining this group, and I am beyond proud of him for supporting our community resilience in this way. I’m actually pretty jealous of his participation, and while I’m not technically… Read More »

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 »

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 »