ESP Biography

ZAWAD CHOWDHURY, Studying Mathematics and Writing at MIT

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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X15201: Designing Encounters for Dungeons & Dragons in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Want to play some Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition? Interested in learning how to run roleplaying games for other people? Come learn some ways to write your own material and create compelling situations for your players. We'll spend the first half of the class designing encounters, and spend the second half running and revising these encounters.

A15420: Beginners Guide to Ukelele Playing in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Do you want to get into music? Have a ukelele you've always been meaning to learn how to play? In this class we'll start at the basics, and learn enough about ukeleles to continue practicing on your own.

S15424: Your Brain on Love in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Ever heard the phrase "love is a drug"? Sadly it never seems to be in stock at our local CVS... come learn about the brain chemistry of infatuation, emotional management strategies, ingredients for a healthy relationship, and more!

X14796: How to Run a Splash in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Splash is run by undergraduate and graduate students at MIT. And beyond MIT, there are Splashes and other similar educational programs at universities and high schools nationwide. How does it all happen, and what are some of the things behind the scenes that you don't usually get to see? Come learn about all of the intricacies that go into running a massive program like Splash and find out how you can do it too! We'll cover what goes into organizing Splash at MIT, as well as resources and next steps if you want to run something like Splash at your own school. Presented by former Splash directors :)

W14873: Dominion! in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Come play Dominion with us!

W14522: Virtual Board Games! in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Come play some chill games, including ones you might not have heard of before. What exact game we play will depend on the number of people, but Avalon and Tichu are on the table.

S14194: What Color is #TheDress? The Neuroscience of Human Vision in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Is the dress blue/black or white/gold?!! Come hear us attempt to resolve the #dressgate that went viral on Twitter, learn about cool facts of human color vision, and pick up some methods scientists use to study the brain along the way!

S14374: Organic Chemistry is fun and cool and approachable in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Does Organic Chemistry have a scary reputation in your mind? Have your village elders warned you of its difficulty? Come to this class to find out why that's all fake news and see that organic chemistry is fun and cool (TM). Learn about all its interesting applications in understanding and improving the world around us and listen to my strong feelings about pushing arrows around!

S14124: BRAINSSS - how do they work? in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Have you ever thought about why green apples always appear green? Or how we know which way the kitchen is? How are you even thinking about all these things? Let's learn about the neuroscience behind all this, and more! The class will focus not only on the things we know about the brain, but what experiments and methods were used to learn them in the first place.

W13867: Lateral Thinking Puzzles in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
One day, a person was fired because they didn't flush a toilet enough. What happened? Mr. Smith lies dead in a puddle of water and broken glass. How did he die? One year, the price of beef dropped drastically in a particular region. Why? Find out the answer to these mysteries, and many more, by asking only yes/no questions!

X13960: Icebreaking 101 in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Let's learn how to break ice without those giant ships! Get to know each other better with fun games!

X13961: Dungeons and Dragons for the beginner in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Have you always wanted to leave your ordinary life to delve into dungeons and kill dragons? Then this is the class for you!

X13962: How to teach a Hogwarts class in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Have you always dreamed of being a professor at Hogwarts? Want to teach people about Transfiguration or Arithmancy? Then this is the class for you!

X13252: Hacking your memory in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
You've been in classes before that force you to memorize something. The periodic table. The names of rocks. Vocab words. Spelling lists. Hard? Maybe. There's a world of memory tips and tricks that exists. People that memorize 10 decks of cards in an hour. 1 deck in under 2 minutes. 1000 random numbers in an hour. How? Learn some of the secrets of hacking your memory with different techniques. As a promise to you guys that can all be done, I'll start off this class by reciitng the order of a shuffled deck of cards. Fingers crossed that I don't make a mistake :P

M13601: 4 points, 2 distances in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
How many ways can you put four points on the plane so that they only have 2 distinct distances between them? Let's find out!