ESP Biography

BETH SCHAFFER, All the way from MIT....

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2011

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Past Classes

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S1099: Understanding Cancer in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
Over 10 million people in the US are affected by this disease, but many of us (including scientists) understand very little about what causes it, how we can prevent it, and how we can treat it. Understanding Cancer will introduce you to the basic questions in cancer biology: is cancer one disease, or many? What makes a cell a cancer cell? What causes a cell to turn cancerous? And why is this disease so hard to treat? Finally, students will get to be oncologists for the day, learning to diagnose cancer by looking at slides of patient biopsies. Also, there will be candy!

Probability and Combinatorics in SPLASH (2008)
We'll talk about combinations, permutations, factorials, solving probability problems geometrically, counting the part you don't want, incorporating restrictions, conditional probability, ...

Triangles, Angles, and Ratios in SPLASH (2008)
Given a polygon, or few, a couple of side lengths, an angle here or there, can you find x? We'll ...

Wading through the bias in SPLASH (2008)
Interested in world events? Want to be able to hold your own in intelligent topical debate? Just want to be ...