ESP Biography

VALERIE CHEN, MIT freshman who loves connecting disciplines

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Learner, reader, foodie, wanderer, theater lover.

Fascinated by how things work and intersect, delight in fusing humanities and social sciences and STEM, discovering layers of perspectives and meaning.

Past Classes

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Intro to Ancient Greek in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Brief overview of Ancient Greek including basic grammar and historical/cultural context!

Why Read Fiction?--Overview of Novel Theory in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Explore why we enjoy reading fiction, especially novels: is it to escape real life? To fulfill our imagination? To learn about human nature? We'll examine and compare different types of theories in social, historical, cultural contexts then come up with our own interpretations.

All About Fonts: an Introduction to Typography in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
What's the difference between a font and a typeface? Why are some typefaces more popular than others--why do a select few seem to be everywhere? How were they created? After learning about typefaces, you'll never be able to unsee its once-invisible presence all around you.