ESP Biography


Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Adelaide Calbry-Muzyka

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a PhD student in mechanical engineering, working on ways to make power plants more efficient and less environmentally harmful. I'm originally from Canada, but I think the weather in California is a lot nicer.

I'm enough of a nerd that I like to think about engineering and science in my free time, too! I do things like read popular science books about topics that are new to me, take tours of big engineering projects when I can, and talk to middle- and high-schoolers about lots of aspects of engineering.

Otherwise, I like cooking, Harry Potter, swimming, and trying to learn new languages.

Past Classes

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E3996: Where does our electricity come from? in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Electricity comes from the outlet in the wall! You know that's not really true, but you might not know what the complete answer is. We'll talk about different kinds of power plants -- how each of them work, what their advantages are over other kinds, and what some of their issues are. We'll talk a little about how it gets to your wall once the electricity has been made, but the main focus will be on power plants.