ESP Biography



EVAN TEY, ESP Teacher




Major: 8, 6

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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X13805: Stargazing, Telescopes and more! in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Come learn the basics of observational astronomy, from identifying constellations to using a telescope. We'll go through some of the cool things you can see in the sky, and hopefully end with how you can continue to stargaze.


P13965: History of Modern Physics! in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Physics is all about understanding the universe we live in. Over the past 150 years, we've gone from understanding the mechanical world around us to understanding electromagnetism, the spacetime continuum, and particles smaller than atoms. We've started to ask questions about the universe and randomness/uncertainty through wars and the growth of technology and shifts of power. Come learn about how all these things are intertwined as we walk through the last century of physics!


X13972: Game Show! in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Have you ever wanted to be on a game show? Here's your chance! Come prepared to collaborate and answer general knowledge questions.


S13517: Interesting Results from Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
What is Einstein's theory of General Relativity? Unfortunately that's too difficult a question to answer in one year let alone a class! But we can discuss what the theory has told us about Black Holes, gravitational waves and the why the lead acid batteries in cars work!


S13581: Stargazing, Telescopes and more! in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Come learn the basics of observational astronomy, from identifying constellations to using a telescope. We'll go through some of the cool things you can see in the sky, and hopefully end with how you can continue to stargaze.


S13583: Introduction to Cosmology in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Learn about the universe we live in, what it looks like, and how we know all of this! We'll talk about the expansion of the universe, the formation of elements, dark energy, and more! Come see how far we can get through a basic course in cosmology.


M13584: Bayes Theorem and How It Changed Statistics in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Thomas Bayes, a British minister and statistician, presented a theorem in the 18th century that came to be named after him. This theorem paved the way for a completely new understanding of statistics. Now, "Bayesian thought" appears nearly everywhere from social science, to physics, to machine learning!


X13586: How to Solve Problems: Logic Puzzles in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Come learn techniques for solving (almost) any problem that might come your way! We'll be going through some logic puzzles and trying to figure out what it takes to solve these problems as well as any we might face in classes, clubs, or any parts of life! If you want a taste of what we'll be doing, take a look at: http://www.begent.org/einstein.htm


C13650: Autoencoders & GANs, or How to Make Fake Faces in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Autoencoders and GANs are a deep learning technique used to understand the underlying patterns in things like images of faces! Using autoencoders we can do things like add glasses to people's faces or age them. We can even generate images of fake people: https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ In this class, we'll learn about how autoencoders and GANs work and ways you can start to make your own!


X13652: How to Ask Good Questions in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Questions are the way we learn new things. Come learn how to ask better questions and practice asking more questions in your life.


W13042: Penny Boat Competition! in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Come build ~majestic~ boats of aluminum foil and compete to see who carry the most pennies. Prizes will be awarded!


S12837: Thermodynamics and Applications in HSSP Spring 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
An introduction to the theory of thermodynamics from a physics perspective with discussions on the Laws of Thermodynamics, Entropy, Radiation, Heat Engines and how these concepts can be used to understand Global Warming, Energy Generation and the Heat Death of the Universe.


X12853: Deep Discussions in HSSP Spring 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
Discussions are everywhere around us. They're how we argue with parents, how we learn subjects we can't learn from books, they're how hostage situations are negotiated, they're how leaders make decisions about what happens in the world. Discussions are all about understanding information, organizing ideas, and asking the right questions to get people towards a conclusion.


A12439: Piano Chords for Beginners: Play Any Song in 5 Minutes in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Are you a pianist? Are you tired of reading sheet music? Chords are an easier way to quickly learn songs! Chord progressions can be applied to any piece, from classical to pop, and mastering chords can facilitate learning new songs or composing you own. Any pianist skill level is welcomed!


S12528: History of Modern Physics! in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Physics is about ingenuity and creativity. It's about some of the greatest minds on our planet coming up with explanations for the universe around us. In the 20th century, this meant a space-time continuum and randomness/uncertainty unlike we're used to... Come learn about electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and more as we walk through the last century of physics!


M12531: Probability, Statistics, and Understanding the World in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Probability is the language we use to understand the world around us. It helps us conclude that gravitational waves exist or that certain drug treatments actually help cure a disease. Come learn the fundamentals fundamentals of probability and statistics from random variables to estimation. In particular, we'll talk about where these come up in the world and why it's important to understand them.


X12602: How to Run A Splash in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Ever thought about what happens behind-the-scenes when you sign up for Splash classes? Or how all of our teachers and classes fit into MIT's classrooms? Splash takes months to plan, and for good reason. Come learn how we make Splash happen every year!


H12715: Redesigning Education! in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Have you ever found yourself bored in school? Do you feel like you're wasting your time learning irrelevant information? Schools, as institutions, have kept the same structure for a long time, but society continues to evolve. Come discuss how we might redesign education for the future!


S12717: Stargazing, Telescopes and more! in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Come learn the basics of observational astronomy, from identifying constellations to using a telescope. We'll go through some of the cool things you can see in the sky, and hopefully end with how you can continue to stargaze. If we're lucky (for the night section), we might get to go outside and see some stars!


M12721: Bayes Theorem and How It Changed Statistics in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Thomas Bayes, a British minister and statistician, presented a theorem in the 18th century that came to be named after him. This theorem paved the way for a completely new understanding of statistics. Now, "Bayesian thought" appears nearly everywhere from social science, to physics, to machine learning!


W12759: Cardboard Box Forts in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Cardboard! Tape! All sorts of building materials! Revisit your childhood and come build the fort of your dreams. Come armed with creavity; we'll provide the (foam) weapons.


X12197: Make Your Own Butter in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Come learn about the history of butter and the science behind how the making process works. Each student will also have the chance to make butter and customize it with various seasonings! We will have a tasting session at the end.


P12237: How We Make Energy in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
A brief introduction on some of the different ways in which we can generate energy.


P12245: Intro to Astronomy! in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Come learn about space! We can talk about stars, black holes, extraterrestrial life, or whatever other night-sky things you're interested in! Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!


S11555: Dimensional Analysis aka How to Ace Your Science Classes in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
One of us is a physicist. One of us is a mechanical engineer. We both agree that dimensional analysis (aka cancelling out units) is the single most useful technique for solving science problems. Come learn cool applications of the method for solving everything from high school chemistry homework to MIT junior mechanical engineering thermal-fluids engineering problems!


X11978: Waffle Making! in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Learn to make waffles!


X12002: Applications of Statistical Mechanics in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Statistical mechanics is a branch of physics that uses statistics and probability to understand systems of particles -- usually to understand phenomena like thermodynamics and heat. It turns out that you can apply the same ways of thinking to understand and model lots of complex systems and used for everything from weather forecasting to economic games to the brain. We'll teach you some fundamental statistical mechanics concepts from the ground up and show you how they can be applied to these everyday systems. Hopefully you'll walk away with an understanding of what your physics teachers meant when they said "physics explains the world," and a deeper appreciation for how different fields of science are all connected.


M10853: Drop the Base in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Normal digits 0123456789 are boring. Learn about different ways we can represent numbers -- like binary, octal, and hexadecimal -- and why they're important!


C11067: Intro to Sorting in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Have you ever tried to order a deck of cards? Was it too hard for you? Learn the best (and worst) sorting practices here and how we can analyze them! We'll learn about really basic sorting algorithms (like selection sort) and slowly speed up!