# ESP Biography

## LAURA SCHUHRKE, MIT sophomore studying mechanical engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Not Available.

## Past Classes

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E2287: Pressure Vessels in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
Ever wanted to know the physics behind the forces in your coke can? Ever wanted to know how much pressure a 2 liter soda bottle can take? Want to know exactly what forces are acting when a these and other pressure vessels rupture? Explore coke cans, soda bottles, propane tanks and more.

E2288: The Physics of Bookshelves in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
Ever wanted to know how you bookshelf holds all of those books? Want to know how much force it takes to break a 2x4? If so, this class is for you. A basic introduction to beam bending mechanics with awesome physics.

M1317: Hypercubes! in Spark! Spring 2008 (Mar. 08, 2008)
What is a dimension? What is the fourth dimension? We will discuss these questions and more, as well as make a 3D model of a hyper cube in this class.

Design and build your own foil boat, and see how it fares on the high seas!! See how much weight your boat can hold before it sinks, and try to design a stronger boat than your friends.

H1335: Beginner Aluminum Foil Construction in Spark! Spring 2008 (Mar. 08, 2008)
Aluminum foil is an amazing material. It's shiny, doesn't rust, can be sculpted into pretty much anything, and is really light. Come learn to make some aluminum foil creations!

Multivariable Calculus in SPLASHONWHEELS (2008)
Learn the basics of vectors, partial differentials, Lagrange Multipliers, multivariable integration, and more! The prerequisites for this class were: basic ...

Homebuilt Hi-fi and Music Lounge in SPLASH (2007)
I'm an audio hobbyist - I like to build my own stereo systems from the ground up. In this short ...

Homebuilt Hi-fi and Music Lounge in SPLASH (2007)
I'm an audio hobbyist - I like to build my own stereo systems from the ground up. In this short ...

Homebuilt Hi-fi and Music Lounge in SPLASH (2007)
I'm an audio hobbyist - I like to build my own stereo systems from the ground up. In this short ...

Introduction to Multivariable Calculus in SPLASH (2007)
Can't get enough of calculus? Push yourself a little farther with this introduction to multivariable! Topics will include partial derivatives, ...

Origami! in SPLASH (2007)
Folding paper is fun, but wouldn't it be nice to know how to make more than just a paper crane? ...