Splash Biography



BEN SNYDER, Yale first-year with too many interests.




Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Ben Snyder

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Ben is a native of Wilmington, Delaware where he grew up as the oldest of four siblings. At the moment he has not declared a major though he has a general interest in STEM and is considering a degree in Computer Science. Outside of school Ben enjoys being active outdoors hiking and, as of this fall, singing in Yale's Russian Chorus. He also really likes to read (especially fiction) and his favorite book is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Whether it's middle-schoolers or his younger siblings, Ben likes to share what he is interested in with the world and he is looking forward to teaching at Splash!



Past Classes

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S3920: Cognitive Biases and the (Sometimes) Rationality of Irrationality in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Are humans rational beings? At one point in time, this was a dominant assumption in economics research, but now we tend to think the opposite. This class will tackle the question by giving students firsthand experience of how our minds can fail us and then revisiting these failures to see if, perhaps, they make sense after all.


S3976: Cognitive Biases and the (Sometimes) Rationality of Irrationality in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Are humans rational beings? At one point in time, this was a dominant assumption in economics research, but now we tend to think the opposite. This class will tackle the question by giving students firsthand experience of how our minds can fail us and then revisiting these failures to see if, perhaps, they make sense after all.


H3663: What Makes You You? in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What makes you you? Your body? Your brain? Your memories? Something else? In this class we will be exploring these questions by working through several philosophical thought experiments.