ESP Biography

LILY CHEN, MIT junior studying chemistry

Major: 5

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Past Classes

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W10214: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
We'll make you some really cool ice cream.

A9260: Singing in Solfege in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Learn how to sing -- it's as easy as do, re, mi! We'll cover: diatonic intervals, relative solfege in movable do, la-based minor, four-part harmony, sightsinging in solfege, melodic dictation, and some basic music theory along the way.

S7904: Quantum Chemistry: Particle in a Box and Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Quantum chemistry allows us to indirectly measure the lengths of certain molecules just by shining light at them! Take this class to learn how! The Particle in a Box is one of the simplest model systems in quantum mechanics. We will briefly discuss the experiments leading up to the development of quantum mechanics, derive the solutions to the 1D Particle in a Box, and discuss its applications to fluorescence spectroscopy of conjugated organic molecules. If there's time at the end, I'll talk a bit about other topics in quantum/computational chemistry.

S7905: Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanism elucidation in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
In organic chemistry, the "mechanism" of a reaction is the sequence of elementary steps by which it occurs. How do chemists determine the mechanisms of reactions too small and too fast to be observed by spectroscopy? We will discuss kinetics and isotope effects as strategies for mechanistic elucidation, and analyze several example problems.

A7195: Spark Concert Choir in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Do you like to sing? Want to learn more about singing? We'll do some fun rounds and fugues, some folk song call-and-response, and then we'll try out a famous classical choral piece.

X6639: Introduction to Quizbowl in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Do you watch Jeopardy! every night on TV? Do you enjoy learning about science, history, mythology, literature, math, art, or music? Do you know about all of those things, and want to show it off? Come learn what quizbowl is, how to get good at it, and how to get involved in (or start!) a quizbowl team at your school! We've been playing quizbowl for a combined total of 10 years, and were members of the 1st and 4th place teams at the 2012 PACE National Championship.