ESP Biography

NATASHA STAMLER, MIT Mechanical Engineering Sophomore

Major: Course 2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Natasha Stamler

Brief Biographical Sketch:


I am Natasha, a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering (MechE - Course 2) with an Energy Studies Minor. I will be declaring a double-major in Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP - Course 11) in the Spring, so I am not totally unqualified to be teaching a Splash course about spatial data :).

My class this year is going to go over the basics of GIS, a technique to analyze spatial data. GIS is an extremely powerful tool and my class will be super beginner-friendly, so I hope you're as excited as I am to learn about maps!

GIS is my Really Nerdy HobbyTM so feel free to ask my random questions about it!

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

C13156: Getting the Gist of GIS aka The Magic of Maps in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Big data! Data visualization! Those are some spicy keywords. Come have a non-programmer show you some cool ways to map large quantities of spatial data and solve complex, real-world problems. There will be minimal to no coding. The goal of this class is to show you how to approach problems across locations and communicate your solution, while providing you with the resources to continue exploring for yourself. Laptop recommended for self-guided exploration at end of class but not necessary for main course material. Slides will be sent out so you can access resources in the future. Ft. lots of globe stress balls and some rad geographically-inspired t-shirts. Puns are guaranteed, their quality is not.