ESP Biography

ALISON NGUYEN, Architecture Aficionado

Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm Alison and I'm from Boston, Massachusetts. I first discovered Splash at MIT's Splash while I was in high school (that was so long ago...). It was after I participated in ESP Junction (molecular biology) that I was inspired to 1) learn more about genetics and 2) teach a cool class of my own about topics I love! And so... here I am, 3,000 miles away from home and on California soil to teach for Splash!

Interests: biology, art & architecture, and (good) food!

Hobbies: drawing, cooking, reading, hanging with my friends, and enjoying my last year at Stanford! :)

Past Classes

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V4123: Hidden Architectural Wonders of Stanford in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
The best way to learn about architecture is to experience it! In this class, we'll do an architectural walking excursion of campus that includes more than the typical campus tour. We'll visit beautiful works by Norman Foster (Clark Center & Center for Clinical Sciences Research) and Ricardo Legorreta (Schwab Residences) and see how they incorporate nature into man-made environments. This class will be super fun and chill whether you like traveling around the world or digging in your own backyard!

V2554: Kusudama Origami in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Kusudamas (literally meaning "medicine ball") are origami models made by gluing or sewing multiple folded pieces together into the shape of a sphere. Learn how to make a kusudama from the simple 6-8 piece models to the more complex 30-40 piece models!

B1731: Human Genomics: Our Past, Present, and Future in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
We will discuss about the one molecular that makes us who we are: DNA! We will learn about how DNA's molecular structure makes it the "code of life", how it is used for biological and medical research, and how there is still much that we don't know (yet) about DNA.