ESP Biography

CRYSTAL OWENS, MIT PhD student studying fluids and 3D printing

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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M14248: Beyond the Paper Airplane: Mathematics with Origami in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Lots of people use pen and paper to do math. Come learn to do it with just paper - add, divide, multiply, and even solve quadratic equations for x, and hint towards the context of Galois theory and fields.

A13808: Origami design in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. In fact, any origami structure is made up of a combination of basic folds. In this hands-on class, we start with an introduction to folding common structures, and introduce the basic "axioms of origami" to add rigor to art. We will perform mathematical proofs and solve cubic equations by folding paper, and finally attempt to design your own simple craft.

W11412: Lego Boat Construction in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Are you interested in how boats float and move? We will have supplies to build boats out of custom-designed Lego pieces to float and to race.

E10637: Battleboats in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Why are cars shaped like they are? How does a jetski work? Is a hovercraft possible? Come learn the basics of hydrodynamics and jet propulsion, and then build your knowledge in a hands-on activity to design, build, and race a small Lego boat.