ESP Biography

JACOB MISKE, MIT student from small town learning NSE

Major: 22

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born and raised in the middle of the mitten state (Michigan) at a small public school in a farm town. Many times I found classification and identification of things for scientific purposes more fascinating than my counterparts. Nowadays, I am seeking a major in Nuclear Science and Engineering here at MIT. In my spare time I spin fire, play cards, and shoot sport shotgun.

Past Classes

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E12956: Radiation Detector Introduction in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Over my time at MIT, I have handled a number of various radiation detectors for a variety of different irradiation sources. In this short class, I will talk in depth about the different means of sensing radiation and show off some radiation detectors I have built.

H13007: Philosophical Issues in Brain Science [Seminar 2] in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Think way too hard about your own thoughts for an hour. We'll discuss two topics in this seminar series. In seminar 1 we'll explore perception and modularity. This is the idea that the mind is made up of parts that build on another, like a computer. In seminar 2 we'll explore representational formats and mental imagery. We'll discuss if you think in words or pictures and the research on this topic. These seminars do not build on each other; you can attend seminar 1 or 2 or both.

S12429: Ways to Detect Radiation on a Shoe String Budget in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
I will demonstrate some ways I have made detectors to track alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron irradiation tracks with the cheapest materials I could find. I will talk about how you can get into nuclear science and engineering from your own home or in a high school lab setting.

X11896: How To Throw Cards in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Learn how to throw cards! Slice soft things with just a playing card and learn a few magic tricks.

E11957: Nuclear Physics Seminar in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
A brief explanation of the importance of the neutron.

E10760: Soil and Dirt Engineering in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Many people know about mineral identification and all the dichotomous charts and scales involved. I seek to teach about the identification of particles we all trod upon while relating the information to actual knowledge construction engineers need to know when constructing a bridge, home, or tower.