ESP Biography

MICHELLE HE, MIT senior studying biology and neuroscience

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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S15001: Wet lab: extracting strawberry DNA in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2022)
Have you ever seen what DNA of strawberry looks like? Do you want to have some early wet lab exposure? We will be teaching about basic cell biology and the genetic code of life: DNA! After that, we will try to use common household supplies+some strawberries to perform a DNA extraction at home. Come learn some cool biology and do a fun hands-on experiment!

Z14674: China's Economic Leap: when communisim meets capitalism in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
China has gone through a period of rapid economic development in the past 30 years, rising from a third-world country to one of the largest economic body in the world. There have been many myth, debates, and discussions regarding China's economy nowadays. In this class, we will provide an overview of the historical events that have led to the economic reforms in China as well as some of the controversial economic and political plans China's leaders have made that led the country to become what it is today.

S14424: mRNA vaccine turning people into mutants? Science behind COVID and vaccine in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Want to learn more about how mRNA vaccines are create and how they work? Wondering how this invisible virus has brought us to this current situation and what we can do to combat it? Come learn about the science behind coronavirus and the mRNA vaccine! For the past year, people around the world have been living under the pandemic, with lives significantly altered. Now that vaccine is approved and being distributed, we are seeing hope to control the virus for the first time. Yet, ever since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been various myths, conspiracies, and even discriminations associated with the spread of the virus. Therefore, it is critical for us to understand the science behind the virus and the vaccine in order to stop the rumors and the virus from spreading.

Z14317: The Life of Shelter animals in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
There are millions of pets being abandoned and sent to shelters. Globally, there are over 200 million stray dogs. According to ASPCA, there are about 6.5 animals being sent to shelters every year in the US. Over 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (‘good death’) every year, while 3.2 million may get adopted. In China, due to the lack of formal shelters, there are millions of street animals in cities and country sides. Local organizations and many individuals spent years trying to save them from harm and death. In this class, you will learn about the lives of animals in US shelters and globally, some statistic and facts, and watch some videos (some maybe heartbreaking…), and about their future.