ESP Biography

GRACE TIAN, MIT junior studying math

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I enjoy playing viola, running outside, and eating oranges

Past Classes

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S15612: Make Your Own Metamaterial in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Metamaterials have weird and useful properties. They're also cool to watch in action: Learn about mechanical metamaterials like auxetics, and make your own to bring home.

C15062: Introduction to Programming in Python in HSSP Summer 2022 (Jul. 09, 2022)
Learn the basics of programming in Python! Meant for those with little to no prior coding experience. Code your own project by the end with the chance to win a $25 prize!

M15064: Axiomatic Geometry and Proofs in HSSP Summer 2022 (Jul. 09, 2022)
A proof-based class on two-dimensional geometry. We start with a brief history of Euclid and his axioms, and explain why they don't hold up to the rigor expected in mathematics today. From there will be lectures/discussions revolving around Hilbert's axioms (in 2D), including the incidence, order, congruence, and continuity axioms. Theorems proven include the Crossbar Theorem, Pasch's Theorem, SSS, ASA, and the Saccheri-Legendre Theorem. We end with an exploration on hyperbolic geometry. Class serves as a brief overview into the rigor of higher level analysis in mathematics.

E14693: How to Build a Solar Car in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team (SEVT) is faced with a unique challenge: design, manufacture, and construct a solar-powered vehicle from scratch to compete in a long distance endurance race. By long distance, we mean about 2,000 miles! Come check out how we accomplish such a task and how a solar car works! We’ll cover topics from the construction of our carbon-fiber aeroshell to the arrangement of the 416 Li-ion cells in our battery to the machining of our custom steering system. Students from across disciplines come together to create a community of teammates and friends working to solve real-world problems with significant impacts. Apart from engineering, members learn invaluable business and project-management skills by approaching this challenge from a higher level. As a student-run team, this project is our heart and soul, and we are able to learn and grow as engineers, teammates, and people as we face new challenges in the world of solar.