ESP Biography

LUCAS GARRON, Stanford Student in Math, CS, and more.

Major: Math/CS

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Lucas Garron

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Lucas Garron solves Rubik's cubes, solves math problems, social dances, and sometimes still does origami.

Past Classes

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M2268: How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Knowing how to solve a Rubik's Cube may sound impressive, but it's not very hard to learn a basic solution. We will be going through a basic beginner's method (layer-by-layer) which should allow you to solve cubes in a few minutes. BRING YOUR OWN CUBE: If possible, you should bring your own Rubik's Cube, so you can learn and practice on it after the lesson. (If you don't bring a cube, you can borrow one, though.)

M1507: Solving the Cube - An Introduction to Speedcubing in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
With the launch of and modern cubing competitions, the Rubik's cube has become the center of a large community of so-called "cubers" who learn advanced techniques to solve puzzles. However, it's not very hard to get started. In this class, I will be teaching a simple ("layer-by-layer") solution that should make it easy to solve your own cube in a minute or two.

H911: How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Ever wanted to learn how to solve that elusive Rubik's Cube in your drawer? Well, here's your chance! We will teach you a beginner's step-by-step method that you can use to solve any scrambled cube on your own! We recommend that you bring your own Rubik's Cube if you have one, but we will have cubes to lend out for a lesson.

H912: Solving the Rubik's Cube Quickly: An Introduction to Speedcubing in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Can you already solve a Rubik's Cube? Would you like to be able to solve it faster? In this class, we will teach you some techniques to take the basic "layer-by-layer" method and make it more efficient. We'll also tell you what you can do to practice solving a cube faster, and what's out there in the world of "speedcubing." We highly recommend that you have (or buy) a cube to bring to the class.

H302: Solving the Cube - An Introduction to Speedcubing in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
Ever wondered how those people in YouTube videos are able to solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute? Do you want to impress your friends with a fun skill that few have mastered? Think it would fun to freak out your parents who grew up in the 80’s? Come to this workshop and learn how to do all that. Although the instructor owns many cubes of his own, this is a BYOC class (as in, you have to "Bring Your Own Cube"). They are available in stores around the nation, as well as online at