ESP Biography

MARGARET COAD, Grad student in mechanical engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a 4th year PhD student in mechanical engineering, focusing on design and control of robots made out of soft materials. I love to learn new things and share what I've learned. I enjoy singing and playing the piano, and I even play the Irish accordion. I also enjoy all kinds of sports. My current favorite is ultimate frisbee, but I also like roller blading, rock climbing, swimming, and many others. Some other things I love are cooking, being with family and friends, discussing deep topics, and reading the classics. When I was in middle school, I came to several events like Splash and loved them, so I'm excited to be able to be a teacher myself.

Past Classes

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E6750: Soft Robotics in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Soft robots are changing the world, and are huggable! Come build soft robots, or robots powered by air, that are good at being around humans and interacting with the world around them. There will be a short lecture, followed by hands on robot building challenges.