ESP Biography

HELENA LIU, ESP Occasional

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Past Classes

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S5063: Why We Can't Have Nice Things in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Well, the short answer is "you", but that's boring. Instead, this course presents some intuitive processes behind how things snap, shatter, crumble, tear, and generally, break. Yes, we all know you didn't knock the vase over, but we're just looking at why it's in shards now rather than crumbs.

S5287: Baking Chemistry in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
This class explores the whys and hows of a frothy batter as it chemically reacts to baking. You can decide its destiny! Does it turn into a fluffy loaf of bread, a stiff and tasteless failure of a cake, or does it burn for all eternity (aka an extra 10 min in the oven) and emerge a little lump of char? By the end, you'll also know something about the Maillard reaction, protein matrices, yeast, and the difference between baking soda and baking powder.

S4580: Magnetism in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
There are more magnets in your life than the things sticking to your fridge! Learn about how they let your computers store information, hear stories of credit cards being erased, and learn some physics and interesting magnetic properties, like why you feel bumps when you rub two refrigerator magnets together.

S3802: SAT Prep Math - Scheme in SATPrep Fall 2010 (Sep. 26, 2010)
Math: Section F (Scheme)