ESP Biography

MARY MASTERMAN, MIT junior studying chemistry.

Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am interested in many things, from international development to birdwatching to music. I really like teaching. I did a lot of science fair projects in high school involving spectroscopy. At MIT I am a member of a Korean drumming group and a living group focused on international development. I also am cohost of a radio program called Spherio on WMBR, MIT's radio station. II represent New House in the UA Senate.

Past Classes

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X2732: International Development and Appropriate Technologies in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Have you ever wondered why some areas of the world seem so much poorer than others? Did you know that every 3.6 seconds, someone dies of starvation? Did you know that 1.4 billion people currently live on less than $1.25 a day and are defined as living in extreme poverty? International development is the concept that the standard of life for the human population can be improved on a global scale. This class will teach what the concept of international development is and how ordinary people can make a big difference, not just through traditional charity like donations but through innovative engineering, education, policy changing, and other exciting projects.

H1674: Introduction to Birdwatching in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
An introduction to some of the general ideas and techniques of birdwatching; also provides instruction on the identification of various common Massachusetts birds.