ESP Biography

EMMA STEINHARDT, MIT Sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Emma Steinhardt, and I'm a sophomore at MIT studying mechanical engineering. I enjoy designing and building robots along with engineering various other types of devices. I love the outdoors and like to hike, rock climb, and run (I'm a running addict). Skateboarding is my means of transportation on campus. In my spare time when I'm not outdoors, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing board games, learning new things, going on adventures, and exploring new places.

Past Classes

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E7964: Engineering Mechanics in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
The world is interesting in that it is full of stuff. The materials you interact with everyday respond to forces, stresses and pressures in a variety of ways. And we aim to teach you about it! We'll cover the physics of elastic materials, then make a foray into plasticity, viscoplasticity and how materials fracture.

E7970: Cluster Ballooning in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
As it so happens, helium is lighter than air, which is quite useful. Cluster ballooning is the use of multiple balloons tethered to yourself to leave the familiar terra firma and grace the sky like Up's Carl Fredericksen. You won't get to fly yourself, but you'll learn how to from someone who has. Also featuring: the physics of buoyancy.