ESP Biography

SEBASTIAN JOSEPH, MIT Junior in Mechanical Engineering (Course 2)

Major: Course 2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a Course 2 junior from Maryland. Thus far I've taken core classes in subjects ranging from material mechanics, dynamics, controls, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, both in application and in theory.

I study German and participate in MIT's Quizbowl team. History and cartography are two interests of mine, as well as the books of George R. R. Martin.

Past Classes

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E7964: Engineering Mechanics in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
The world is interesting in that it is full of stuff. The materials you interact with everyday respond to forces, stresses and pressures in a variety of ways. And we aim to teach you about it! We'll cover the physics of elastic materials, then make a foray into plasticity, viscoplasticity and how materials fracture.

E7970: Cluster Ballooning in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
As it so happens, helium is lighter than air, which is quite useful. Cluster ballooning is the use of multiple balloons tethered to yourself to leave the familiar terra firma and grace the sky like Up's Carl Fredericksen. You won't get to fly yourself, but you'll learn how to from someone who has. Also featuring: the physics of buoyancy.