ESP Biography

CAMERON KOKESH, MIT juinor - MechE w/ Environment & Sustainability

Major: Course 2A

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Originally hailing from South Dakota, Cameron is now embracing city life in Boston while studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Sustainable Development through an engineering, social, and political lens. (small pub for considering a sustainability perspective in your fields of interest! *eyes*) Having participated in FIRST robotics all through high school, Cameron found a love of building and designing, and has since joined the Solar Electric Vehicle Team. Now her and her team have the challenge of building and racing this car across the country. (She'd love to hear about the cool things you've engineered as well!) Her other passions include art, design, and crafting, as well as trips, travel, and new experiences. Once available, her plan is to go far and wide. Cameron is super excited to teach this year and hopes you have an amazing time!

Past Classes

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E14299: How Does a Solar Car Work? in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team (SEVT) is faced with a unique challenge: design, manufacture, and construct a solar-powered vehicle from scratch to compete in a long distance endurance race. By long distance, we mean about 2,000 miles! Come check out how we accomplish such a task and how a solar car works! We’ll cover topics from the construction of our carbon-fiber aeroshell to the arrangement of the 416 Li-ion cells in our battery to the machining of our custom steering system. The team is excited to meet you:)

X13239: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About South Dakota in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Ever wanted to know anything about the 46th most populous state in the Union? No? Well, too bad, because, in this class, you'll be able to learn everything (and we mean everything!) about the godforsaken land known as South Dakota. Taught by two South Dakotans, this class will discuss topics as strange and varied as cows, The World's Only Corn Palace (TM), Mount Rushmore, and why is our state is better than North Dakota.

X13323: Crafting Magic Systems in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Have you ever created your own Harry Potter spells or theorized which element you'd master? Whether you're an aspiring writer or someone who enjoys debating whether Gandalf or Dumbledore would win in a fight, let's take it a step further and learn to develop magic systems from scratch! We'll examine magic in literature and media, discuss Sanderson's Laws of Magic, and create our own magic systems! And eat chocolate, of course. (Please refrain from firebending in class)

A13471: How to Paint Nebulae in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
If you, like me, have spent countless hours scrolling though the depths of the internet to find super cool space backgrounds, this class is for you! Or if you, like me, have always wanted to recreate these stunning images, you've come to the right place! We will show you how to paint some of your favorite nebulae or give you the tools to create your own! Whether you're an avid painter or have never held a paintbrush, you'll have a blast and a half in this class and come out with some amazing wall art!

S13479: How to Calculate the Speed of Sound in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
As you read this, the imaginative projection of my voice in your head does not travel as a wave. However, if I was sitting next to you RIGHT NOW and reading this description, my words would reach your ears in ____ seconds. WAIT, how many seconds you ask? That is what we will find! We will understand the functions of waves, perform a fun interactive experiment, and FIND THE SPEED OF SOUND! WHAT!? (*finger guns*)