ESP Biography

NOLAN MIRANDA, Looking for the connections between math and music

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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L7539: The 2x2 Rubik's Cube in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16 - 17, 2019)
Have you ever looked at the Rubik's cube and thought "Wow, that's a lot to learn how to do in a Splash class!"? Well, you're right. That's why we're teaching you how to solve its younger sibling, the 2x2 Rubik's cube! No background needed; we will be starting from a complete beginner standpoint and by the end, you'll know how to solve a pretty neat puzzle! Puzzles provided for the duration of the class. If you have other puzzles, feel free to bring them!

M7234: Who needs a calculator? in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Do you know what day of the week March 8, 1976 was? Do you know what 3842 squared is? Do you want to know how to do these (and more!) in your head? Come take our class!

S6835: Is it Ethical? in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Over $100 million was donated to the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, bringing widespread awareness to ALS. While it was an impressive feat, had the money been donated charities combating other medical issues, diseases like malaria might not even be a problem today. But who gets to determine how we spend our money? Are there "more ethical" and "less ethical" advertising campaigns? How do we decide which factors matter in our decision, and how do we reason whether or not they're "ethical"? In this short course, we will be learning how to structure arguments to debate cases involving ethical dilemmas, from investigative journalism to doctor's responses to treating patients in instances of natural disasters.

H6439: A Taste of Jazz in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
Jazz can sometimes feel like a foreign language, but with just a little exposure to the elements of jazz, it's easy to develop a deep appreciation for the art. Join me in exploring a few of the things that make jazz great!

M6140: Twist: How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
Ever wanted to impress your friends? Ever think only geniuses were capable of solving the Rubik's cube? We can make you a genius in less than 3 hours! We will teach you not only how to solve it but some cool tricks and theory as well! (Cubes will be provided for classroom use only.)