ESP Biography


Major: 6

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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L13859: Food Chemistry in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Ever wonder what exactly all those things on the ingredient list on food labels are? Are they bad? Are they good? Does organic mean healthy? Do pesticides cause cancer? This is a crash course on some of the chemistry behind what we eat. We'll go into food additives, pesticides/herbicides, vitamins, natural products, and do some quick experiments with common items found in the kitchen. By the end of this course my goal is to make you more aware of some interesting chemistry and be able to evaluate if what people say about food is actually true or not!