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ESP Biography

TREVOR PONTIFEX, Stanford grad student with a variety of interests

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Trevor is a Marine veteran and Stanford master's student who enjoys cars, board games, acting, dancing, exercising, and geology.

Past Classes

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L6782: How to Beat Your Friends at Scrabble in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Scrabble is more than a vocabulary test. It is a game full of strategy! Years ago, I read a book that blew my mind with simple tips and tricks that had never occurred to me. Practically overnight, my scores shot up by 50% and the game became MUCH more interesting. After this class, you'll be amazed by how much better your tiles look, and how many more opportunities you see on the board.

L6793: High Performance Driving: Racing Theory and Technique in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Part lecture, part discussion, this class teaches situational awareness that will make students faster on a track and safer on the street. It is taught by a Sports Car Club of America racing driver. Topics include seating position, vision, determining the fastest route through a corner, and maximizing tire grip. The goal is to empower students to become more skilled and more alert drivers.

R6831: The 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth in 45 minutes in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
When you spin a globe, you see the same oceans and continents that have defined the world since the dawn of civilization. It's tempting to think they've been there all along. This geology and paleontology class will take you back -- WAY back -- to a time before humans, before dinosaurs, even. You'll learn about cataclysmic events, extreme environments, life and the mass extinctions that challenged it. Earth has been home to entire worlds you didn't know existed. Once you see the big picture, you will feel wonderfully small.