ESP Biography



ALEXA KOTTMEYER, Mathematics PhD Student at Penn State University




Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Penn State University

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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Slime! in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Tidbits on polymer chemistry and preparation of PVA slime. All in good fun.


To be or not to be? A discussion about discussing. in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
I exist. Sometimes I think. Am I? Does one think when asleep? If not, does one exist when asleep? Does being imply thinking? What is the difference between a sound argument and a valid one? What can or must be assumed in any discussion? In this course we will discuss these questions and more. I do not promise answers to most of the questions that we may discuss. Please feel free to bring any philosophical questions that you would like to talk about. (What makes a question philosophical?)


Shakespeare and Sci-fi? in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Ever wonder where the creators of the X-Files got their inspiration? Ever wonder what Shakespeare and Sci-fi could possibly have in common?


SET Game: The Math Behind the Game in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
We'll use basic math to find interesting properties about the game SET, including magic squares and "no sets".


SET: The Math behind the Game in SPLASH (2007)
For players of all skill levels who are curious about the math of SET. We will be finding magic squares, ...