ESP Biography

HARRY THAMAN, MIT Junior studying materials science

Major: 3

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Harry Thaman

Brief Biographical Sketch:

As someone who talks too loudly, too quickly and gets to excited about boring science things, I've always had a sneaking suspicion that I'd end up as a teacher one day.

I think that materials are a really cool example of how something little can have a big impact, and try to take that mindset into everyday life.

For fun I play tennis and hockey (poorly), play Civ 5, and board games (less poorly) and try to explain batteries to people who aren't interested (I do that okay, I guess?) and eat weird flavors of ice-cream (I'm really good at that!)

Past Classes

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E9887: Napoleon's Buttons and Other Interesting Materials in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Did you ever wonder which wars were fought over a single type of molecule? Or did you wonder how many man made materials you are touching right now? If so, this is the class for you! Taking inspiration from books such as "Napoleon's Buttons" and "Stuff Matters" we will look at the materials and chemicals that we interact with every day to see the impact they have had on our lives