ESP Biography



KATE RUDOLPH, ESP Teacher




Major: Course 6 & 18 :p

College/Employer: Welkin Health

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Pattern popularity in Splash Spring 2018
Pattern popularity! Catalan numbers! Bijections! The Left-Subtree-Switching Lemma! Come on a whirlwind tour of combinatorics and learn all about the concepts in this paper: http://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index.php/eljc/article/view/v20i1p8


Sending Secret Messages in Splash Spring 2018
How can you encrypt a message so that only the intended recipient can read it? Starting from the secret codes we all used to send each other in elementary school, we'll build up to the foundations of modern cryptography, and learn the math behind how it's possible to keep secrets over the internet.


Learn to Play Ukulele! in Splash Spring 2018
Easy to learn! Fun to play! Spread joy and happiness and silliness to all who hear you! Learn some basic chords, how to make 'em sound good, and launch your ukulele journey with resources for where to learn more! IMPORTANT: this class will not provide you with a ukulele! Go buy your own and bring it to class, and I'll teach you how to tune and play it! Ukuleles are really inexpensive, you can get one on Amazon for around $30. Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GH5MOYQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ujaYAbRK6W64W Besides, what good is knowing how to play the ukulele if you don't have your own ukulele?


Unrelated Math in Splash Spring 2018
3-5 mini-classes with no unifying theme. Sample topics include: - How many bears can you run away from forever? - Why is traffic so bad on your favorite roads? - How can physics prove the Pythagorean Theorem?


Unrelated Math II in Splash Spring 2016
Same idea as Unrelated Math I (M44) except the topics will be - you guessed it - totally unrelated! So sign up for either or both of these; there will be no overlap between the two.


Geometric sculpture in Splash Spring 2016
Build a straws thingy! http://blog.zacharyabel.com/straws-thingy/ Using only ordinary straws, make a beautiful, complex, symmetric, mathematical object to take home.


Engineering Design Challenge in Splash Spring 2016
Build devices to solve silly problems, out of random everyday objects. Teamwork, competition, fun!


Pattern popularity in Splash Spring 2016
Pattern popularity! Catalan numbers! Bijections! The Left-Subtree-Switching Lemma! Come on a whirlwind tour of combinatorics and learn all about the concepts in this paper: http://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index.php/eljc/article/view/v20i1p8


Improv Games in Splash Spring 2016
Come unleash the spontaneous, quick-thinking improv artist inside. Gain confidence and problem-solving skills while having a ton of fun!