ESP Biography

SHINJINI SAHA, MIT sophomore interested in art and science!

Major: 6-7

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Shinjini Saha

Brief Biographical Sketch:

From the beautiful and mysterious far off land called Bangladesh, I came into the US with a mind full of curiosity and a heart full of passion!

I want to do something big for the world, but for very selfish reasons--to satisfy my own desire to better myself and reach my fullest potential. I try to learn from everything and everyone, and am not afraid to admit mistakes and correct myself!

Past Classes

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W10057: Arts, Crafts and Friendship in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Come chill with us between classes and knit, crochet, sew, paint, draw (and more) with us!

X9351: Leading as an Introvert in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Do you feel like you have so much potential to do something great, but that there's always a voice in your head telling you you can't? That your fear of the public, of new people, of working with people is holding you back? Do you find yourself afraid to take risks for the fear of failing? Well, let's do something about that. This class is about understanding yourself and why it is that you are afraid of the things you are, and how you can start to overcome them and emerge a leader.

E8677: Engineering Life: Synthetic Biology in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
We are now in an era where biology is no longer limited to just studying nature. As the database of knowledge about the interactions of biochemical pathways and gene interactions grows bigger, so does our ability to manipulate them. Synthetic biology allows us ways to engineer cells to behave in ways we want them to, providing potential ways to cure the yet incurable or solve problems yet unsolvable.

E8238: Circuits in Cells? An Intro to Synthetic Biology in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
What are the latest discoveries in the field of biology? Can cells be used like robots to sense and respond to conditions you specify? Can you design AND or OR gates inside cells? Can you specifically design cells to commit suicide when it senses that it is becoming cancerous? Come find out as we delve into the emerging world of Synthetic Biology!

W8294: Plushie Making in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Because everyone loves plushies!

S7710: Asia's Water Challenge in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Water security is a major issue for the future of the entire globe. As one of the biggest suppliers of water - and one of the hugest concentrations of the world's population - Asia is a super important region to look at when examining the future of water security. Come join us for a fascinating discussion of the water crisis in Asia and ways we can potentially fix it.