ESP Biography


Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Past Classes

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S14685: Understanding 4.568 Billion Years in Under 2 Hours in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
From the tallest mountains to the deepest ocean trenches, Earth's solid exterior is made up of a huge variety of rocks. New rocks are being formed by active volcanoes spewing lava or plutons cooling magma every day. But, most of the rocks we see on Earth are old: billions of years old! And, in Earth's collection of many, many rocks, no two are the same: they each reveal a different aspect of Earth's 4.568 billion years of history! In this class, we'll explore the broader aspects of Earth, both internally and externally. Our goal is to shed light on Earth's incredible features and processes. By the time you leave, we're sure you'll see the world (and maybe even other planets) in a much gneiss-er way! We promise: our schist is pretty cool!

S14335: Exploring the Solar System in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Are you interested in traveling across space from the comfort of your socially-distanced couch? If so, come join us on our mission to explore the solar system! On our journey, we’ll investigate the workings of the Sun, terrestrial planets, and gas giants! Additionally, we will discuss some odd topics such as why Mercury is shrinking, possible life on Jupiter’s moons, and why we live inside the Sun! If you’re ready to accept our mission and learn about what might be the coolest star system ever, put on your helmets, strap in, and get ready for lift off in T-minus 3...2...1...!