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ESP Biography



JOE JOHNSON, Silicon Engineering in the Silicon Valley




Major: Aero/Astro Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2011

Picture of Joe Johnson

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I have a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Degree from Clemson University, and I got my Master's in Aero/Astro here at Stanford. Currently I work at Applied Materials in the Research and Development group

I've interned at the Jet Propulsion Lab (mars robots), Lawrence Livermore National Labs (nuclear securty / virus manipulation), and the Palo Alto Research Company (thermo-acoustics)

I can probably beat you in connect four. I created a free high-five club on campus, and I dressed up as robot and ran for student body president.

I also like to play frisbee, listen to music, mix music, play guitar, and hang out with friends!



Past Classes

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E6877: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
We’ll be taking apart my 1964 Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Students will get hands on experience taking things apart and putting them back together. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E6188: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
We’ll be taking apart my 1964 Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Students will get hands on experience taking things apart and putting them back together. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E5901: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
We’ll be taking apart my 1964 Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Students will get hands on experience taking things apart and putting them back together. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E5420: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
We’ll be taking apart my 1964 Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Students will get hands on experience taking things apart and putting them back together. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E4405: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
We’ll be taking apart my 1964 Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Students will get hands on experience taking things apart and putting them back together. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E3986: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
We’ll be taking apart my Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Students will get hands on experience taking things apart and putting them back together. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


H3573: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
We’ll be taking apart my Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E3018: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
We’ll be taking apart my Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Here’s a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E1657: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E1226: Water You Waiting For?! in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
We’ll learn about Bernoulli’s Equation and apply this to everyday situations. WIth the help of MythBusters and water guns, you’ll be able to blow your friend’s minds with your knowledge surrounding fluid flow. This is a good class for those thinking about mechanical / aeronautical / astronautical engineering and engineering in general **Based on the amount of questions asked, this class may end 15 minutes early**


E1228: Motorcycles and Mechanisms in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
We'll be taking apart my Honda Dream motorcycle and exploring how it works. Here's a picture of a motorcycle similar to mine: http://www.rcycle.com/Ken_Fisher_Honda_305_Dream_068_cropped_op_800x512.jpg


E934: Water You Waiting For? in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
We’ll learn about Bernoulli’s Equation and apply this to everyday situations. WIth the help of MythBusters and water guns, you’ll be able to blow your friend’s minds with your knowledge surrounding fluid flow. This is a good class for those thinking about mechanical / aeronautical / astronautical engineering and engineering in general


E1044: Water You Waiting For? in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
We’ll learn about Bernoulli’s Equation and apply this to everyday situations. WIth the help of MythBusters and water guns, you’ll be able to blow your friend’s minds with your knowledge surrounding fluid flow. This is a good class for those thinking about mechanical / aeronautical / astronautical engineering and engineering in general


E695: Water You Waiting For? in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
We’ll learn about Bernoulli’s Equation and apply this to everyday situations. WIth the help of MythBusters and water guns, you’ll be able to blow your friend’s minds with your knowledge surrounding fluid flow. This is a good class for those thinking about mechanical / aeronautical / astronautical engineering and engineering in general


H762: Get Safeway to Pay YOU for groceries in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Because I am really awesome I have mastered the art of couponing. If you would like to get 60 boxes of cereal for free, come to this class and learn how. It takes some dedication but it obviously pays off. I will explain how coupons work, how to combine coupons, what is legal, and what is illegal. I'll also show you pictures of my huge hauls and a video I made to better explain some of the difficulties of combining coupons. Soon, you too can own Safeway and laugh at those paying for groceries.


H869: Options: The little-known gold mine for managing your money in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Have you heard of people trading options? What does that mean? How can you use options to improve your portfolio? We'll figure out what options are and the different strategies you can use to help reduce your risk in the market and to have people pay you for taking on an obligation.


E631: Water you Waiting For? in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
We’ll learn about Bernoulli’s Equation and apply this to everyday situations. WIth the help of MythBusters and water guns, you’ll be able to blow your friend’s minds with your knowledge surrounding fluid flow. This is a good class for those thinking about mechanical / aeronautical / astronautical engineering and engineering in general


E632: Water you STILL Waiting For? in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
This is the more advanced fluid dynamics class. We'll talk about laminar and turbulent flow, the Reynolds number, and if we have time move into aerodynamics. This is also a good class to take if you are interesting in engineering! After this class you can boast to your friends that you are pretty much a genius now.


E275: Fluids: Water You Waiting For? in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
We'll learn about Bernoulli's Equation and apply this to everyday situations. WIth the help of MythBusters and water guns, you'll be able to blow your friend's minds with your knowledge surrounding fluid flow. This is a good class for those thinking about mechanical / aeronautical / astronautical engineering and engineering in general


E185: Fluids in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Learn what a fluid is! Is air a fluid? We'll learn the mechanics behinds fluids. A few of the things we'll go into are: How do you know how fast water comes out of your Super Soaker? How much pressure would a fish experience at the bottom of the hoover dam? Can things 'swim' in the air? What happens at high speeds in fluids?