Splash Biography


Major: Geology and Geophysics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Past Classes

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E1688: Mosquito: The World's Deadliest Animal in Sprout Fall 15 (Oct. 03 - 17, 2015)
Did you know that there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes? Or that these insects have killed more people than any other animal? These tiny creatures have changed the course of human history, one bite at a time. This class will review the fascinating biology of mosquitoes, their remarkable role in transmitting diseases, the current methods used to control mosquito-borne diseases, and, of course, the ultimate question: could we really extract dinosaur DNA from fossilized mosquitoes and use it to grow dinosaurs for an island theme park?

S549: Nuclear Energy: Is it Safe? in Sprout Fall 13 (Oct. 05 - 19, 2013)
Ever wonder what goes on inside a nuclear reactor? Or what caused some of the biggest nuclear disasters? This class will cover the basic (very basic!) chemistry behind nuclear energy production. Then we'll discuss the turbulent history of this controversial technology. Finally, we'll decide as a group whether or not nuclear energy has a role in mankind's future.