ESP Biography

JOSEPH HOBBS, MIT sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering

Major: Aerospace Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Joseph Hobbs `25 and I am studying aeronautical and astronautical engineering (Aero/Astro). I'm passionate about all things Aero/Astro: dynamics, computing, structures, materials, fluids, thermodynamics.

Past Classes

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B15695: How to Read Korean in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
친구들 여러분, 안녕하세요? Hello, friends! Are you interested in Korean language or culture? Do you want to be able to read the lyrics to your favorite K-Pop song? Do you want to learn a new alphabet so you and your friends can exchange secret messages? Take "How to Read Korean"! In just two hours, you will learn how to read Hangul (the Korean alphabet), an incredibly simple writing system with about 40 unique characters. You will also learn about the origins of Hangul, why Hangul is so unique, and why it's considered to be among the most scientific of the world's alphabets. No prior knowledge of the Korean language is required.

B15516: How to Construct a Language in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Ever wondered how great linguists constructed Elvish, Dothraki, or Klingon? Ever wanted to construct your own language? Ever wanted to learn more about the basic principles and elements of natural languages? Explore the fundamentals of linguistics while constructing a basic language from scratch in How to Construct a Language! Instruction will alternate between lecture and guided activity in order to allow students to construct their own basic natural languages. * Students are asked to bring a notebook and pen/pencil to class. Students will be completing guided activities to practice principles of linguistics. *

E15148: From Water Pipes to Rocket Engines: A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Provides an engaging introduction to the basics of (one-dimensional) fluid mechanics and applications to mechanical and aerospace engineering. This class focuses on providing students with a broad theoretical and practical understanding of fluid mechanics through derivations, worked examples, and physical demonstrations of the principles taught. Topics include fluid behavior in the incompressible subsonic, compressible subsonic, and compressible supersonic regimes.