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Rush minute at KAUST

By | September 20, 2018

After 7 years at KAUST, I hardly recall exactly what rush hour feels like anymore. I seem to remember it was boring and frustrating and annoying though! For many KAUST residents, the short commute to work is a major perk of the job. Most people start work at 8am at KAUST and there is a… Read More »

Guest blog post: Adventure Travel Alex’s first Saudi expedition

By | August 6, 2018

I love to share stories from KAUST community members here on the blog. Today’s post is from Alex Buxton who moved to KAUST in the last few months to join the Marketing Communications department. He’s a fantastic writer and experienced traveler – often sharing his adventurous excursions via his blog, Adventure Travel Alex.  He recently shared… Read More »

Celebrating our 7th KAUSTiversary

By | July 11, 2018

Today marks the 7th anniversary of our time in Saudi. It’s a good time to look back and reflect on some of the memorable moments of the year. This year has been transformational for the nation of Saudi Arabia. Here are a few articles of interest which highlight the social and economic changes that are… Read More »

The Parade of Nations 2018: Celebrating Multiculturalism at KAUST

By | March 13, 2018

On March 1, KAUST hosted the annual Parade of Nations, an event that invites residents to showcase their cultures by dressing up in their national dress, visiting community-hosted stalls with food information about each of the countries, and music/shows from many of the countries too. The Parade of Nations is entirely volunteer-driven. The people who… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Destination KAUST: Living at a seaside resort

By | March 6, 2016

After nearly 5 years at KAUST with two little kids in tow it’s easy to forget that we live at a resort. It’s possible to be too busy with life to take a moment to slow down and enjoy all the wonderful amenities we have at our doorstep. With that in mind, my husband and… Read More »