ESP Biography

LAURA CUI, MIT sophomore studying physics and aspiring fish

Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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W14873: Dominion! in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Come play Dominion with us!

M14431: Mod Mathematics and Mod Art in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if clocks had anything except 12 numbers? Come learn about new ways of adding and multiplying numbers in modular arithmetic, and create your own work of mathematical art! No art experience required :)

M14432: Infinities in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Ever wondered how to count to infinity? Or how there can be infinitely many whole numbers, but even more real numbers? Come take a closer look at number systems, infinities, and the foundations of mathematics hiding in the basement!

M14303: Introduction to Logic in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
You might know 1+1=2, but have you ever wondered why it isn't equal to 3? How about what all those strange backwards E's and upside down A's mean? Come learn about the the foundations of formal mathematical logic and learn how to prove why anything is true! We'll cover the basics of propositional logic, truth tables, and set theory.

S14319: Do Fish Have Feelings? An Introduction to Marine Biology in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Come explore the ocean and learn everything you never thought you needed to know about fish and other marine creatures! It'll be a whale of a time :)

A14381: Lucky Stars and Origami Charms in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Come learn to make lucky stars and turn your own paper creations into custom jewelry charms! No origami experience required. Access to printer and colored pens/pencils optional but helpful.

S14382: Your Brain on Love in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Ever heard the phrase "love is a drug"? Sadly it never seems to be in stock at our local CVS... come learn about the brain chemistry of infatuation, emotional management strategies, ingredients for a healthy relationship, and more!

W14388: Dominion in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Missing board game nights with friends? Come play Dominion with us virtually! No experience necessary, don't worry about memorizing what all of the cards do :) THIS IS A WALK-INS CLASS. You can join it any time you want on the day of Splash, no registration required!

H14014: Paradoxes in philosophy in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Have you ever wondered if there's any truth to time travel in scifi? or just struggled to wrap your mind around how big infinity really is? Come talk about all of these and more!

W13826: Origami Charms in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Come learn to make your own keychains and jewelry charms out of paper! No origami experience required.

A13900: Introduction to Animation Drawing in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Ever wondered how your favorite cartoons are created? Come learn about "cels", or celluloid sheets, and the process and techniques used in traditional hand-drawn animations. You'll also get the chance to make and keep your own cels.

X13901: Make Your Own Soap in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Do you feel dissatisfied by those bland white bars you have at home? Ever wonder what the stuff is even made of? Come learn about soap and make your own, featuring bright colors and cool mix-ins!

A13711: Introduction to Wet Media in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
A gentle introduction to ink, acrylic, watercolors, and more! We will practice different techniques and create our own paintings and designs.

W13253: Science Bowl in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Come play high school Science Bowl and try to win for bragging rights and learn some awesome things about science! Know lots of science trivia, love hitting buzzers, or just want to try to answer questions ridiculously fast? This is the walk-in for you! You do not need to have familiarity/experience with this game to participate!

X13255: How to Make Friends in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Feeling overwhelmed when you step into a room of strangers? Want to open up to someone, but not sure how? Do you feel like human interaction is some sort of black box device??? (You're not alone...) We'll talk about the what/how/who/why of friends, and hopefully make some new ones while we're at it!

X13375: Flirting 101 in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Learn to flirt! We'll talk about tips and tricks to smoothly express interest in the person of your dreams. Channel your inner playfulness and have some fun with live demos, audience participation, and social psychology :)

W13591: Making Flowers Out of Socks in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Finally, a use for those way-too-small stockings with a hole in the knee! Come and learn how to turn your old nylons into some pretty neat flowers (clean nylon fabric will be provided).