ESP Biography



RAY HUA WU, Nocturnal Life Form




Major: 6

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Ray Hua Wu is from Fremont, California, and is currently a master's student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Past Classes

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Learn Your Way Around MIT! in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
MIT has its own neat code of referring to geographical locations. Buildings are often called by their numbers. And they're actually mostly method with touches of madness. Don't worry, this class will cover plenty of both.


The Elian Script in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Learn a new, artistically freeform and visually pleasing script in which to write English words! The Elian Script makes English writing look like abstract art, whether you use this fact to make writing beautiful or to camouflage the fact that you're writing words.


Learn Your Way Around MIT! in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
MIT has its own neat code of referring to geographical locations. Buildings are often called by their numbers. And they're actually mostly method with touches of madness. Don't worry, this class will cover plenty of both.


The Good Ideas of Fermat in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Despite having earned quite a reputation (and arguably deservedly so) of dubious means of mathematical justification, Pierre de Fermat still brought to the mathematical world very important ideas and tools, merely often unjustified. Today, we look at these tools, most notably, his Little Theorem: not his Last Theorem, his Little Theorem.


Soymilk Tasting in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
There are many brands of soymilk locally available, from Silk to "8th Continent". Come and taste the various kinds and decide which you like best!


Piano Sonatas of Beethoven in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
This class discusses the variety and evolution of Beethoven's musical style through the thirty-two piano sonatas that he wrote.


Classifying the Sounds of the English Language in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
There's much more to classifying sounds than just consonants and vowels, including many properties of sounds you use every day but didn't even notice exist.


Look Around You in HSSP Spring 2015 (Feb. 21, 2015)
Think about how you go to school everyday. You're probably pretty familiar with it. But could you explain how to get to your school to an alien? Are there any details that people have pointed out to you that you've never seen before? Come explore the MIT / Cambridge area with us as we learn how to be more observant of your surroundings. Find wonder in the mundane by looking around with us, writing your own exploration reports, and reading famous poets and authors' take on truly experiencing one's environment.


Learn Your Way Around MIT! in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Learn your way around MIT! Take a tour of MIT in advance of your other classes so you can find all of them in time and learn some cool facts about MIT's layout.


Learn Your Way Around MIT! in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Learn your way around MIT! Take a tour in advance so you can find all of your Splash classes in time and learn some cool facts about MIT's layout.


Another Look at the Continent System in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Have you ever wondered why Greenland is considered an island but Australia a continent? Come to this class to find out why your hunches were probably correct.


Primes and primes and primes, oh my! in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Prime numbers are both fundamental and mysterious in mathematics. Let's look at properties of primes, different types of primes, and eye-opening mathematical results relating to primes.


Large Numbers in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Oh no, we're not even stopping at a googolplex.


Sorting a List of Numbers in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Did you know there's way too many ways to sort a list of numbers? Did you know that the way you probably sorted them is probably not the most efficient way to do so if you were a computer? Come to this class to learn about all the sorting algorithms (ways of sorting) you wanted or did not want to know.


Fantasy Organic Chemistry in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
We know how carbon and other atoms usually behave in organic compounds, but let's pretend that reality does not apply and mathematically approach organic chemistry by extrapolation...what possibilities are there now?


Soymilk Tasting in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
There are many brands of soymilk locally available, from Silk to "8th Continent". Come and taste the various kinds and decide which you like best!


The Sonatas of Beethoven in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
This class discusses the variety and evolution of Beethoven's musical style through the thirty-two sonatas that he wrote.


The Elian Script in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Learn a cool way to represent letters that turns English words into visually appealing text!


Territorial Anomalies in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Did you know that France borders the Netherlands? Not in Europe, they don't. But elsewhere, yes. (France also borders Brazil, by the way.) Learn why this and other bizarre properties of the world's geography are true in this class.


Learn your Way Around MIT! in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Learn your way around MIT! Take a tour in advance so you can find all of your Spark classes in time and learn some cool facts about MIT's layout.


Tour of the Vitamins in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Isn't it amazing how many apparently random compounds are actually needed by life like us in tiny amounts? Find out more about them here.


Another Look at the Continent System in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Have you ever wondered why Greenland is considered an island but Australia a continent? Come to this class to find out why your hunches were probably correct.


Tour of the Elements in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Let's go through the elements of the periodic table and explore the neat and nasty parts of each chemical personality!


Primes and primes and primes, oh my! in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Prime numbers are both fundamental and mysterious in mathematics. Let's look at properties of primes, different types of primes, and eye-opening mathematical results relating to primes.


Large Numbers in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Oh no, we're not even stopping at a googolplex.


Moons of the Solar System in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
The solar system contains moons with atmospheres, moons with geysers, and a moon that is more volcanic than any planet! Learn about all of these moons, as well as others, in this class.


Fantasy Organic Chemistry in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
We know how carbon and other atoms usually behave in organic compounds, but let's pretend that reality does not apply and mathematically approach organic chemistry by extrapolation...what possibilities are there now?


Learn your Way Around MIT! in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
MIT has its own neat code of referring to geographical locations. They're like...numbers. And they're actually mostly method with touches of madness. Don't worry, this class will cover plenty of both.


Has Global Warming Been Causing More Hurricanes? in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
In fact, no. Come and find out why not.


Another Look at the Continent System in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Many grow up on the seven-continent model of land in the world. Is this model actually reasonable? We investigate alternative methods of looking at land in this class.


AP Calculus BC in Delve Fall/Spring 2013-14 (Sep. 15, 2013)
This course prepares students to take the AP Calculus BC exam in the spring.


A History of Mathematics in HSSP Summer 2013 (Jul. 07, 2013)
A curious journey through the twisted history of mathematics, across all the various oddities exhibited by mathematicians of every era and the spectacular evolutions of conjectures into theorems.


Fantasy Organic Chemistry in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
We know how carbon and other atoms usually behave in organic compounds, but let's pretend that reality does not apply and mathematically approach organic chemistry by extrapolation! What possibilities are there now?


Large Numbers in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Do we really stop at the billion or the trillion in practicality? Are there things that require larger numbers to describe in reality? How about in pure mathematics?


Introduction to Minesweeper Strategy in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
A deeper look at the game of minesweeper, with strategies for improving accuracy and speed.