ESP Biography

MINDREN LU, an MIT freshman and a logophile

Major: undecided

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Mindren Lu

Brief Biographical Sketch:

- studying material science, computer science, and linguistics
- highly active in high school in the classics community (Latin and Ancient Greek), competed nationally in certamen (Latin quiz bowl)
- 2x NACLO invitational round qualifier (North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad)

Past Classes

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d(word)/dt: English Etymology in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Did you know that a sophomore literally means someone who is "wise and stupid"? Or that a peninsula is something that's "almost an island"? Or that "hamburger" isn't ham+burger, but actually Hamburg+er? Come explore the fascinating world of etymology as we dive into the quirky ways many words have come into the English language.