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ESP Biography



LUIS ARREOLA, Stanford Freshman, Pre-Med Student, Car Lover




Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Luis is a freshman at Stanford University and aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon. He graduated from De Anza Senior High School as valedictorian for the class of twenty-seventeen, founded the Love The Homeless Club and National Honor Society at his school, and participated in the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program in twenty-fifteen.
Luis enjoys working with automobiles and carries interests in photography, piano, running, reading, and adventuring. He aspires to use his knowledge in service of others and share his knowledge with the world.



Past Classes

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B6737: Introduction to Electrocardiograms (EKG) in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Why can't you just shock someone back to life like they do in medical shows? What do those waves mean on the heart monitor? Want to learn actual medical procedures and diagnostics instead of hearing about it from others? This intro to EKG class will focus on the basic electrophysiology of the heart, applications of the EKG, and basic waveform identification. We will be using a portable electrocardiograph to look at heart waves in real time and use the knowledge we have learned to interpret the rhythm. This class is primarily geared to beginners and students with no prior experience or knowledge in medicine; all are welcome!


E6738: Automotive Transmissions and Drivetrains in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
How can a car reach speeds of 200+ mph and still be controllable? How can a 3,000 lb hunk of metal even accelerate uphill? How can a trailer weighing over 100,000 pounds even move forward? The answer lies within transmissions, gear ratios, and drivetrains. This short course will go over basic transmission operation and theory, speed and torque theory of gearing ratios, and how the drivetrain system in a vehicle can make your slow Corolla pick up speed crazy fast or make your 1200+ HP Bugatti Chiron slow as molasses. No previous experience required.


E6739: Automotive Fundamentals in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Cars are everywhere! But how do they flippin' work?!?!? Cars are one of the most underappreciated and least understood machines that our modern societies are privileged to have. This course will help students develop a basic understanding of how an automobile functions through lecture and the use of working models, example vehicles, and various parts. We will learn to be able to recognize components under the hood of most cars as well as identify the components and functions of various systems working within the car. Topics will include general engine operation, brake systems, suspension systems, as well as a brief insight in how technology plays a pivotal role in a modern automobile. This course assumes no previous knowledge in automotive technology and all students are welcome to join (including those unable to register due to grade restrictions). Breaks and snacks will be included!


E6542: Automotive Transmissions and Suspensions in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
How can a car reach speeds of 200+ mph and still be controllable? How can a 3,000 lb hunk of metal even accelerate uphill? How can a trailer weighing over 100,000 pounds even move forward? The answer lies within transmissions and gear ratios. This short course focuses on the importance of two systems in motor vehicles: transmissions and suspension systems. The basic operation of both systems will be explored and discussed with models. No experienced required.


E6543: Automotive Engines and Brakes in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
Ever wonder about how a car actually works? Don't know where to start? This short class will teach you the basics about how a car engine works as well as how automotive brakes work. No experience required!


E5973: Automotive Fundamentals in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
Cars are one of the most underappreciated and least understood machines that our modern societies are privileged to have. This course will help students develop a basic understanding of how an automobile functions through lecture and the use of working models. We will learn to be able to recognize components under the hood of most cars as well as identify the components and functions of various systems working within the car. Topics will include general engine operation, transmission operation, brake systems, suspension systems, as well as a brief insight in how technology plays a pivotal role in a modern automobile. This course assumes no previous knowledge in automotive technology and all students are welcome to join. Practical skills will also be taught such as how to change engine oil and basic diagnosis and repair. Breaks and snacks will be included!