Splash Biography


Major: Math

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Past Classes

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B477: Nim: How to defeat your friends and eat Goldfish in Splash Summer 13 (Jul. 06 - 27, 2013)
In the game of Nim, you and your friend have several piles of Goldfish and alternate turns. When it's your turn, you pick a nonempty pile and eat some Goldfish from it. If you eat the last Goldfish, you win! As it turns out, this game is very important to combinatorial game theory, a field of mathematics. Discover how to beat your friends at this game and eat lots of Goldfish in the process! [Seminar]

B483: Phonetics 101: A Hands-On Introduction to Making Sounds in Splash Summer 13 (Jul. 06 - 27, 2013)
Phonetics is the study of how people create and perceive sounds in speech. We'll learn how to classify the different sounds that English speakers make. We'll get some practice making these sounds and look at what actually goes on in our mouths when we do. We'll also learn how to transcribe them using the International Phonetic Alphabet.