ESP Biography


Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Shi-An Chen

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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W6203: Go and Origami in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
Come learn about the ancient game of Go, which originated from east Asia. This game has been the center of attention in the computer science world recently as the platform for the powerful AI AlphaGo. Also drop by at the same time to fold some origami, a paper-based folding art activity.

H5508: Chinese Language and Culture in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
This mini course aims to introduce Chinese language and culture through various interactive activities and hands-on experiences. Participants are expected to learn survival Chinese, Chinese festivals, table manners, social taboos, and how to make Chinese ties! A souvenir certificate will be given to the participants at the end of the class.

W5919: Go - An Ancient Game of Abstract Strategy and Origami - The Art of Paper Folding in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
Go (traditional Chinese: 圍棋; simplified Chinese: 围棋; pinyin: wéiqí; Japanese: 囲碁; rōmaji: igo; Korean: 바둑; romaja: baduk; literally: "encircling game") is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. AND Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper") is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper.