ESP Biography



MILES DAI, ESP Teacher




Major: 6-2, EECS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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C13560: How Do Computers Work? in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
In high school, I was always told that there are ones and zeros inside my computer and that my computer uses something called transistors. And somehow, we can control this using programming languages. But how does this actually make a computer? How did we get from a bunch of electronic components to print("Hello world")? In this class, we will take a look at the field of computer architecture and explore the basic pathway starting from the electrons and ending with a computer processor.


S12520: [Science Olympiad - Div C] Designer Genes, Day 1 in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
This course will provide an overview of molecular biology fundamentals and data analysis techniques needed to solve genetics problems. With a focus on subjects relevant to the Science Olympiad Division C event Designer Genes, we will review classical genetics techniques such as crosses, molecular concepts such as DNA structure and replication, transcription, and translation, and modern techniques such as DNA sequencing, CRISPR, microarrays, and cloning. The goal of this course is to prepare students to compete in the Science Olympiad event Designer Genes, but all students are welcome!


S12521: [Science Olympiad - Div C] Designer Genes, Day 2 in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
This course is a continuation of [Science Olympiad - Div C] Designer Genes, Day 1. On the second day, we will have a practice test going over the material we covered the previous day.


S12522: [Science Olympiad - Div C] Circuit Lab, Day 1 in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of circuits and electronics. This course is geared towards students interested in competing in the Division C Science Olympiad Circuit Lab event, and we will be covering many of the concepts on the rubric such as Ohm’s Law, KVL, KCL, circuit construction, and measurement techniques. We will be giving you a solid foundation as well as further resources for you to continue your studying as you prepare for the season. While this course is designed around the Science Olympiad rubric, all students are welcome to come and learn!


S12523: [Science Olympiad - Div C] Circuit Lab, Day 2 in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
This course is a continuation of [Science Olympiad - Div C] Circuit Lab, Day 1. On the second day, we will have a practice test going over the material we covered the previous day.


S12529: [Science Olympiad - Div C] Thermodynamics, Day 1 in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
An introduction to the theory of thermodynamics and heat transfer that aims to cover basic material that is tested on the Science Olympiad event. Topics will include temperature scales, ideal gases, entropy, specific heat, and heat engines. There will also be an introduction to the thermos activity and things to consider before and during the test.


S12533: [Science Olympiad - Div C] Thermodynamics, Day 2 in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
This course is a continuation of [Science Olympiad - Div C] Thermodynamics, Day 1. On the second day, we will have a practice test going over the material we covered the previous day.


S12265: Intro to Organic Chemistry in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
Did you ever wonder how medicines are made? Want to learn what those squiggly lines mean in chemistry class? Do you want to understand Breaking Bad on a whole new level? If so, organic chemistry might just be right for you! Organic chemistry, the study of the properties and reactions of carbon-containing compounds, forms the basis for biochemistry and the modern pharmaceutical industry. Despite its reputation as a challenging course, organic chemistry is, at its core, a creative science that uses very fundamental concepts to build up a toolkit for making very complicated compounds. This course will give you a primer to the most important material covered in the first half of a first-semester o-chem course. We will be moving quickly, beginning by looking at the properties of molecules that affect their reactivity. Following that, we will delve into reactions with different types of molecules such as hydrocarbons, alcohols, and haloalkanes. Finally, we will use this arsenal of tools to devise some simple synthesis pathways.


C11562: Basics of TI-BASIC in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Tired of doing the same calculations over and over again on school worksheets? Sick of doing Riemann sums by hand? Don't know what a Riemann sum is? Doesn't matter! In this class, we will teach you the basics of programming your TI calculator to do the work for you. Harness the power of the pre-installed language inside your calculator to help you with repetitive worksheets, make some easy games, and learn some easy programming along the way.


S11476: Introduction to Organic Chemistry in HSSP Summer 2017 (Jul. 09, 2017)
Organic chemistry, the study of the structures, compositions, properties, and reactions of carbon-containing compounds, forms the basis for biochemistry and the modern pharmaceutical industry. Despite its reputation as a challenging course, organic chemistry is, at its core, a creative science that uses very fundamental concepts to build up a toolkit for making very complicated compounds. This course will give you a primer to the most important material covered in a first-semester organic course, so we will be moving quickly, beginning by looking at the properties of molecules that affect their reactivity such as polarity, acidity, and stereochemistry. Following that, we will delve into the reactions with different types of molecules such as hydrocarbons, carbonyls, alcohols, and haloalkanes. Finally, we will use this arsenal of tools to devise and evaluate potential pathways to desired synthesis products.


S11262: Introduction to Organic Chemistry in HSSP Spring 2017 (Feb. 18, 2017)
Organic chemistry, the study of the structures, compositions, properties, and reactions of carbon-containing compounds, forms the basis for biochemistry and the modern pharmaceutical industry. Despite its intimidating reputation as an extremely challenging course, organic chemistry is, at its core, a creative science that uses very fundamental concepts to build up a toolkit for making very complicated compounds. We will begin this course by looking at the properties of molecules that affect their reactivity such as polarity, acidity, and stereochemistry. Following that, we will delve into the reactions undergone by different types of molecules such as hydrocarbons, carbonyls, and haloalkanes. Finally, we will use this arsenal of tools to devise and evaluate potential pathways to desired synthesis products.