ESP Biography


Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Past Classes

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E4204: Engineering Stories in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
How would you describe a transistor to your five-year-old cousin? What about the inner workings of a CD player? Analogies have enormous power for bridging the gap between engineers and non-engineers, yet we rarely practice creating them. In this class, you'll learn how to explain scientific concepts to anyone on the street. You'll build your own invention out of Legos, then use an analogy to describe how it works and what it's used for. Sign up if you want to gain invaluable communication skills, and play with Legos at the same time!

E4205: Electricity for All in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Ever wondered what really makes your computer turn on? What makes your car radio turn off when you're driving through the mountains? How do iPhone touchscreens work? The answer to all these questions and more can be found in electrical engineering! During this class, you'll learn a brief overview of electricity and gain understanding of what it means to be an electrical engineer. You'll build a lamp to test the concepts we discuss in class.

E3493: Everything is Awesome! - Design Thinking with Legos in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Ever wanted to design something awesome but didn't know how? In this class, you'll use design thinking based off Stanford's Institute of Design to invent something that solves a real world problem and prototype it with legos! Save the world, and play with legos, all in one.