ESP Biography

ADA REN, MIT sophomore in Course 2

Major: 9

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2011

Picture of Ada Ren

Brief Biographical Sketch:

China, New York, Georgia. Visual Arts and Crafts, Mathematics duh, Literature.

Past Classes

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X8442: Life Skills: or, Why you shouldn't listen to your parents in HSSP Summer 2014 (Jul. 06, 2014)
Parents, teachers, and countrymen prepare us for college, but what happens afterwards? Some assume we instantly become adults, suddenly know how to do taxes, and solve the complex problems where duct tape is not an answer. Sure, you can find answers to everything on the internet these days, but you can never be sure whether the answers come from a bridge troll or a reputable scholar in the field. What to expect: Discussion, laughter (either yours or mine), honest self-assessment, delayed sudden realizations, "homework", overcoming fear of the unknown. Tentative topics: 1) Improper parenting 2) Giving advice to friends (who don't listen) 3) How to treat yourself like everyone else treats everyone else. Or not. 4) Strangers and the song of your people 5) Taxes, credit, money, and Why do you need my Social Security number? 6) The path to becoming a dinosaur-riding-ninja-coder/engineer/etc. 7) Cooking, romance, and red solo cups

H1868: Beginners' Crochet in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
The class will take less than 2 hours.... most likely Better, Faster, Stronger... than knitting We will be teaching: Basic Stitches Circular Stitches

1000+ Cranes in a Day in SPLASH (2007)
Learn to simplify the art of folding a paper crane into as few steps as possible and as quickly as ...

Beyond Paper Cranes in SPLASH (2007)
Paper cranes get boring after a while but there's more to this old origami model than you can imagine. Look ...

Design Synectics in SPLASH (2007)
Spark the left side of your brain. Think more creatively through the use of analogies and personal experiences.

Know Your Bases in SPLASH (2007)
Tired of base 10, our current number system? People use it all the time and it gets kind of boring. ...

Snowflakes!! in SPLASH (2007)
Snowflakes are small, pretty and melt in your hands. Why not make some bigger paper ones that won't melt? Oh, ...