ESP Biography



ANNE LOVERSO, ESP Teacher




Major: Engineering with Computing

College/Employer: Olin College of Engineering

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Olin student, Engineering with Computing major, avid rock climber and aerialist, loves blues dancing and F/OSS



Past Classes

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What your schools didn't teach you in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Let's talk sex ed. We'll cover FAQ, LGBTQIA+ resources and questions, safety, pleasure, sex toys, masturbation, everything in between, no shame. We'll have some discussions and a ton of time for Q&A. This course title is intentionally vague, because I want you to be able to sign up for this class without worrying about awkward questions.


Intro to Linux in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
What's Linux? Learn how it works, why it's cool, and a basic lesson on command line tools.


Education: Is this the best we can do? in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
EDUCATION. Let's talk. What sucks about schools? What could be better? How do students learn? Are charter schools good or bad? What's up with lectures vs project based learning? How can we make schools more just? What is happening as a result of the "education reform movement". How can we improve schools? What has your experience been like? How would you improve your school?


Technology and Society in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Sometimes we like to immediately jump to technology as the solution to all the world's problems. Hackathons like "hack world hunger" or "hack education" spend 48 hours suggesting tech solutions for enormous, worldwide problems. When is technology appropriate and when should we be concerned? This will be a discussion-centered class about the impact of technology on society using a couple case studies and examples. There's no right answers here, but it's something worth thinking about


Introduction to Linux in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Ever wondered what Linux is? Why people use it? How to use it yourself? Find out!


Engineering Design Challenge! in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Work in teams to solve a problem with a given set of weird materials. Have fun!


Engineering Design Challenge! in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Work in teams to solve a problem with a given set of weird materials. Have fun!


Introduction to Linux in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Have you heard of Linux? Wondered what it's about? Why you should use it? How you use it? Look no further, and take this introductory class on the merits of open-source software, command-line usage, development environments, and more!


Engineering Design Challenge! in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Work on a team to design and build a solution to a challenge using only given materials! Will be fun, fast-paced, and involve likely failure. Good luck!


Engineering Design Challenge! in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Work on a team to design and build a solution to a challenge using only given materials! Will be fun, fast-paced, and involve likely failure. Good luck!