ESP Biography

HANNAH HARRIS, Wellesley Junior studying Astrophysics and Russian

Major: Physics and Russian

College/Employer: Wellesley

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm entranced by the beauty of math and physics (however challenging, at times, that beauty is to see) and am especially interested in cosmology and regular and convex polytopes (check out star polyhedra sometime!). I'm also passionate about foreign languages and cultures and study Russian and German. Outside of academics, I sing in the MIT/Wellesley Toons and write short plays. I love snakes (and bats!) and worked at a reptile zoo in high school where I got to play with both every weekend.

Past Classes

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X7337: Spontaneous! Creativity in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
"Spontaneous" problems are exercises in thinking creatively on the fly in a team setting. In a given amount of time, students come up with the wittiest and wackiest responses to oral prompts, build crazy structures in hands-on challenges, and everything in between. Engineering and the performing arts mash together to create a multidimensional problem-solving atmosphere in which anything goes! We will work Spontaneous problems from the Odyssey of the Mind international creativity competition, drawing exercises from all three categories: verbal, hands-on, and hands-on-verbal. No prior experience necessary! A few example problems:

B7397: Russian Tonguetwisters in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Impress your friends and confuse your tongue with an introduction to some of the Russian language's craziest tongue twisters! No prior knowledge of Russian or the Cyrillic alphabet necessary!