ESP Biography

CATIE MEIS, Graduate student in Materials Science

Major: Materials Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Catie grew up in rural Iowa, surrounded by corn and an amazing community, and thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream produced by the local dairy industry. After completing a degree at Iowa State University and spending summers working at a medical technology company in Minnesota, she made the move to sunny California to explore the great outdoors (and also pursue exciting research!). Outside of lab and courses, Catie enjoys running, playing just about any sport, planning hiking adventures, dreaming about the next travel destination, singing, and eating all kinds of food. She is looking forward to fueling her curiosity with all the great opportunities offered at Stanford and the Bay Area.

Past Classes

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C7342: Science of Boba in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16 - 17, 2019)
We will make various type of boba, and explain the chemistry and polymer science behind boba

C7175: Polymer Science in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Polymers are fascinating materials that can be found everywhere in our daily lives. From the plastics we buy at the store to the skin on our bones, polymers come in all shapes and sizes. Due to their interesting and special properties, polymers have many applications, from flexible materials to electronic devices to complex fluids. In this short course, taught by the Stanford Polymer Collective, we'll learn about polymers through fun hands-on activities that highlight some of their most interesting and exciting properties.

E6291: Materials Gone Wrong! in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Emphasis on HANDS-ON demonstrations, not a boring lecture! We'll experience first-hand how liquid metals can catastrophically destroy structural materials in applications like space exploration and aerospace. We'll explore how many materials can change dramatically with changes in structure, temperature, and other conditions. You'll walk away from this class with greater knowledge of the atomic structure of materials and a deeper appreciation for the diverse properties of the materials that surround our everyday life.