ESP Biography

AMOS MEEKS, Senior at Olin College of Engineering

Major: Materials Science

College/Employer: Olin College

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am currently a senior studying engineering with a concentration in Materials Science at Olin college of engineering. My interests range from running to energy systems, and from fire spinning to materials science.

Past Classes

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X7424: Relationships 101 in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
You live in a world of relationships. Any time you interact with another human being, you create some type of a relationship. You have a relationship with your parents, with your friends, with your enemies, and with your lovers. Throughout your lifetime your relationships will have a huge impact on your happiness, your career, your children, and most everything else in your life. And yet, despite the huge importance of relationships we're never taught how to do them well. We're left to flail around in the dark, making mistake after mistake until maybe you learn something that makes your next relationship better. This class is an introduction to thinking about relationships in a deliberate manner, and then learning the tools and techniques that lead to healthy and happy relationships.

E7788: Design of Energy Systems in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
In the US we don't think about our electricity very much. It's just a few holes in the wall that make things work when we plug them in, and then at the end of the month we get an electricity bill. But where and how is all of this electricity made? Why does it cost what it costs? This class will be about the engineering and economics of energy systems. We'll talk about common and not-so-common ways of generating electricity, and some of their potentials. Then we'll talk about different ways of putting these together into a system, and ways of characterizing and measuring that system.

A4957: Rope Corsets in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
This class will teach you how to tie a couple of different styles of rope corsets using basic knots. In addition to learning practical tricks we will also go over how to make your corsets comfortable and beautiful! Rope will be provided for you to practice with during class. You don't need a partner or any previous experience. Your own thigh or leg is perfectly good to practice on.

A2076: Object Manipulation in HSSP Spring 2009 (Mar. 14, 2009)
This is no ordinary juggling class. Wikipedia defines object manipulation as “a form of dexterity play or performance, in which one or more performing artists physically interact with props including balls, hoops, rings, poi, staff and clubs.” I do not intend to teach any toss juggling in this class. However, I do intend to teach a variety of skills possibly including, but not limited to: Contact juggling, poi, staff spinning, contact staff, hooping, club spinning, pen spinning, hat manipulation... The list really goes on forever, and I intend to introduce you to as many and as much of these as I can. Object manipulation is fun, and with a little practice you can amaze others, and probably even yourself.