Splash Biography

KATHERINE VAN TASSEL, Yale sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering

Major: Biomedical Engineering

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kate is a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. She was born and raised in New Haven, CT and graduated from Wilbur Cross High School in 2022. At Yale, she is part of the Yale Engineers Without Borders team, plays soccer with the Yale Womens' Club Soccer Team, and sings with the Something Extra a cappella group.

Past Classes

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S4891: Intro to Quantum Mechanics: The Science of Tiny Things in Splash Spring 2024 (Apr. 06, 2024)
Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if you just kept zooming in? What if I told you that on a really tiny scale, objects behave as both a particle and a wave? It sounds crazy, but these are the discoveries of the field of quantum mechanics! Quantum mechanics is the study of extremely small objects and how they construct the world around us. It is a fascinating and challenging field of physics with applications in many other sciences. In this class, we will get a little taste of the concepts of quantum mechanics by exploring the behavior of electrons in atoms. No background knowledge of physics or chemistry is required!