Splash Biography


Major: Chemistry + Math/Econ

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

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M972: Calculating Pi in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Currently over 12 trillion digits of pi are known - have you ever wondered how so many digits can be calculated? Believe it or not, only the most cutting-edge algorithms can achieve such a feat in a reasonable amount of time. We will explore many historical and modern methods, including inscribed polygons, infinite series, and iterative algorithms.

M682: Numerical Wonders in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Get a calculator and find $$11111^2$$. Isn't that cool? We'll look at several of these math tricks, including some that will help your mental math skills.

A683: Piano Seminar in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Each student will play a piece of their choice, and the other students will offer their opinions on the performance.

H269: Playing Songs by Ear on the Piano in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
We'll explore some techniques for making piano arrangements of popular songs. Then we'll listen to a few songs and see how they can be played on the piano.

S243: Chemistry of Explosions in Splash Fall 12 (Oct. 20, 2012)
We'll survey a few mild "chemical volcanoes" and explore why they erupt.