ESP Biography


Major: 20

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Past Classes

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S15781: Plant Adaptations in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Squash is a fruit! Over thousands of years humans have selectively breed plants for various purposes. In this class we will be discussing some of the features humans have selected for as well as some interesting adaptations plants have developed to live in difficult environments. We will be having a discussion on some aspects of plant physiology and adaptations and then figuring out what parts of the plant some common foods are. We will also spend some time doing dissections and biological drawings of beans.

S15848: Memory, Bears, and South Dakota in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
How do we memorize things? How can we try to memorize things faster or for longer? We'll try to answer these questions in just under one hour with some funny examples.

E15855: Everything One Could Possibly Want to Learn About the T in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Have you wondered why the red line is always so slow, or why a CharlieCard has Charlie inside? Come to hear everything one could possibly want to learn about the MBTA subway system.

S15551: Plants Gone ExTrEmE in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Did you know plants could eat mice?! For this and many other cool facts about plants, come to our class and take away your very own potted plant! We will talk about how plants survive extreme temperature, moisture and salt conditions, how trees can have different types of flowers, the precarious perch our bunches of bananas are on and much more. We will also have seeds, pots and soil for you to pot a plant!

S15167: Candy Science: Where "Softball" isn't Talking about the Sport in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Do you enjoy chocolate? Have you ever wondered how candy is made? Come find out at this class! We will explain how different temperatures and ratios of sugars to fats affect the structure and texture of the resulting candy and talk about some of the fun features of chocolate. And of course you'll have the chance to make (and eat) some candy of your own. We will teach you how to pull taffy and properly cover candy in chocolate. Stop by for a delicious lesson!

S14994: Coastal Ecology in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2022)
Learn about the coastal ecosystems of the northeastern United States! We will cover a few types of coastal habitats, the difficulties species living there face and the effects of climate change on the health of the ecosystem