Splash Spring 2021
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Miscellaneous

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?679: Basics of Design Thinking
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jen Lee

Design thinking is the root to everything: recipes, products, chemicals, celebrities, etc. No experience is required just bring your pens/pencils, papers/ipads, and your creativity.

?680: Connecting Gameplay and Music Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Nnamdi Nwagwu

Video games are one of the largest industries in the world. In this course, learn a bit about the theory and techniques that have come to define digital game music. No musical experience is required.

?685: Fun Facts and How They Came To Be
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Claire Chen

Why does the Cuvier beaked whales have collapsible lungs? Why do the average mammal pee for 21 seconds? Why do wombats poop in cubes? This course is aimed to answer the why for a lot of strange and interesting facts in the world. Enroll to learn a little more about every day things.


Arts

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A689: Sew it Would Seam: Intro to Pattern Drafting!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Victoria Franklin

Ever wanted to learn how to draft your own shirt? Ever wonder how to achieve a certain style or clothing fit? Come to Intro to Pattern Drafting! We'll be diving into how to use darts to shape fabric and basic drafting techniques on yourself.


Engineering

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E688: How to Design an App without Code Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Emma Wang

How do you design and test an app without coding it? In this 50 min course, we’ll go through how you can design and mimic some app functionality without code. By the end, you will be able to create your own icons and create a realistic version of an app. Before class, be sure to create a Figma account, which is free (more details to come)


Prerequisites
None


Humanities

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H671: Espionage and Sabotage: French Resistance in the Second World War
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ashley Loke

When Nazi Germany launched an invasion against France and forced a surrender in just six weeks, the initial reaction was devastation and shock. A collection of underground networks and movements, later known as the French Resistance, soon emerged to counter the Nazi regime. In this course, we will examine the ways in which French society responded to the German occupation. How did people decide whether to resist or collaborate? We will explore the various elements of resistance, such as the clandestine press, espionage, sabotage, intelligence, and guerrilla warfare. At the same time, we will consider the role that women played in the Resistance. Why did women decide to join the Resistance? To what extent did the participation of women in the Resistance attenuate gender inequalities in French society? Topics include, but are not limited to, the reasons behind the initial French defeat; the various parties vying for power in France; the various underground networks of the Resistance; and the social and political legacy of the Resistance.


Prerequisites
Students should come prepared to ask questions and discuss their thoughts after the lecture. Prior knowledge of World War II and/or French history may be helpful but is not required.

H672: Ancient Forensics: Intro to Bioarchaeology
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Angel Nugroho

How do we learn about the ancient past? Without a written record, archaeology uses material evidence like ruins, artifacts, and even skeletal remains to understand history. Human bone can tell us about population demographics, health, and diet. Alongside other cultural or environmental evidence, biological methods can tell us more about how ancient humans lived. This course will introduce concepts like bone identification, evidence of diet and disease, and archaeology ethics.

H683: Journalism of the Individual Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Veronika Kowalski

What made her want to become a music teacher? Who influenced him to drop out of the army and become a priest? Why does she keep only a single charm on her bracelet wherever she goes?

This class introduces a more personal side to journalism. Rather than reporting on national and global events, we will focus on telling unique stories of the people around us. We will consider the purpose of narrative journalism, discuss the context of a stand-up clip by South African comedian Trevor Noah, and even begin to craft our own articles.


Lunch

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L691: Lunch Period
Difficulty: None
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Enjoy a break for lunch with your friends! Please register for at least one lunch period on each day of the program.


Math & Computer Sciences

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M684: Introduction to 3D Modeling
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jenny Wen

Have you ever wanted to create something that hasn't been created before? In this class you'll learn how to 3D model anything from your imagination using Tinkercad. You'll walk away with a model that you can pop into any 3D printer to actualize your vision!


Prerequisites
Please have a mouse ready!


Physical & Biological Sciences

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P677: Polymers all around!
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Caroline Hinrichs

Polymers are all around us! In this chemistry-centered program, learn about what makes a chemical polymer, watch a demo of polymerization, and discover examples of polymers in our everyday life.

P678: Sustainable Farming & Agriculture
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Caroline Hinrichs

Learn about the definition of sustainability and its applications to farming and soil science!

P682: Organic Chemistry Made Easy!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jumana Alam

This course is an introduction to organic chemistry. It assumes no prior knowledge of organic chemistry. We will cover the basic organic chemistry compounds such as alkanes, alkenes, halogenoalkanes, alcohols, carboxylic acids and carbonyl compounds.


Prerequisites
AP Chemistry is recommended for better understanding of material but not required.

P687: Introduction to Cell and Developmental Biology
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Melinna Andrade

Ever wondered how proteins manage to do everything in a cell? How cells coordinate complex processes? How we go from one cell to a full organism? All these questions and more will be answered in this class as we dive into cellular biology and discover a whole microscopic world.

P676: Learning from feedback: An Immune cell perspective
Difficulty: *
Teachers: orchi anannya

Feedback is important in learning new skills. The same is true for immune cells. Here we take a look at how immune cells learn from each other by feedback mechanisms and why this is important in keeping us safe.

P675: Stronger together: Diversity in the Immune System
Difficulty: *
Teachers: orchi anannya

Ever wonder how many types of immune cells we have, what their function is, and why we have so many of them? Each immune cell is unique and has it's own super power. In this course we learn why the diverse types of immune cells are needed and how diversity in the immune system makes us stronger.


Social Sciences

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S670: Intellectual Property Law: Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights & Trade Secrets
Difficulty: **

Do you want to be a big city corporate lawyer one day? Or maybe you love science and want to design a neat invention and be on Shark Tank someday and make sure no one steals your ideas. Or perhaps you have the dreams of being a famous artist and want your songs copyrighted or your paintings trademarked. Or maybe you just really like watching Legally Blonde or Suits and want to understand the law better! There's something in this class for everyone.

In this session we will explore the kinds of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, which is the law of protecting your ideas and innovation. The instructor will also briefly go over the law school application process, and provide tips for budding attorneys at the end.

S674: Psychology of Happiness Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Michelle Yang

Everyone strives for happiness. But how does one actually achieve it? In this course, we'll explore some simple ways that people can increase their psychological well-being in their daily life. We will also look at how to set and achieve goals.