Splash Biography


Major: Environmental Engineering

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Marissa Tousley

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Not Available.

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

E1886: Water Bottles! in Sprout Spring 16 (Feb. 13 - 27, 2016)
Have you ever used a water bottle? Americans use 50 billion per year. In this class we'll discuss the science behind water bottles - what they're made of, how they're made, and why you should care.

S1619: Osmosis: Slug Murder and Water Treatment in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
How can salt be removed from sea water? Why do you get pruned fingers after long baths? What happens when you drop salt on a slug? How does kidney dialysis work? This class will explore the process of osmosis and how it relates to our everyday life.

E1580: Self-Assembly in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 04, 2015)
Many nanoscale materials are formed through a process of self-assembly - where molecules or nanoparticles arrange themselves into specific patterns or structures. In this interactive course we'll learn about common examples of self-assembly, such as how snowflakes form, why your cheerios clump together in a bowl of cereal, and how drug-delivery capsules are made.

S1126: Snowflakes and Liquid Crystal Displays - The Wonders of Self-Assembly in Sprout Summer 2014 (Jul. 12 - Aug. 02, 2014)
Snow flakes, liquid crystal displays, spider silk, soap bubbles - how and why are these things related? In this seminar you will learn about self-assembly, how it works, and why it is important in our day to day lives.

T890: Peacocks, Beetles, and Cathedrals in Sprout Spring 14 (Feb. 15 - Mar. 01, 2014)
What connects peacock feathers, beetles' exoskeletons, and cathedral stained glass? In this class, we will explore structural color - how it works, where it occurs in nature, and how we can use it to engineer materials. In class we will use demonstrations, experiments, and discussion to learn about this materials science phenomenon.

E731: Water and Materials: Love? Hate? or Both? in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Why doesn’t your raincoat get wet? Why can you use a towel to dry off? Can a water strider walk on any liquid? Through a series of fun activities we will discover how water interacts with different materials. We will then alter materials and the water itself to see how we can change those interactions.