ESP Biography

ATHENA FLINT, Science-loving sophomore

Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Athena Flint, and I am a sophomore in Branford College at Yale University. Before starting college, I had several wonderful science teachers that instilled a love for chemistry and astronomy within me. Now, I wish to do for others what they did for me. I am a chemistry major and plan to research in the field of astrochemistry once I graduate. I hope to use this program not only as a way to interact with the city and community that I am very lucky to be a part of, but also as a way to spend a bit of time doing what I love.

Past Classes

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How to Prepare for Nuclear War in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
This class will cover radiation, nuclear arms stockpiles, and of course what to do if disaster were to strike. Specific areas covered will include nuclear fallout and damage to life. A background in chemistry may be helpful but is not required.

Ancient Greek Mythology and Culture in Today's World in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
In this class, we'll discuss some of the themes that were prevalent in the mythology and culture of ancient Greece and see how those themes connect to modern times in a range of situations. The class will be discussion based and student participation is largely involved in what is gained from the class.

Perception and Memory in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
In this course, we will investigate how perception and memory work in regards to psychology and see some of the mistakes that our brain makes regarding how we interact with the world.

Exploring the Universe in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
In this course, we will take a look at some of the components of the universe and investigate the ambiguity surrounding the Big Bang Theory, life on other planets, dark energy, and dark matter in order to facilitate a discussion on those topics.