Splash Spring 2019 is May 4-5, 2019!

Sign in or create an account above for account-specific details and links

For Splash Students

For Splash Teachers and Volunteers

  • Click the "Get Involved" tab for more information.

ESP Biography

BRIAN CHAN, CS @ Stanford

Major: CS

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Brian Chan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Sophomore studying CS, Psychology, and Philosophy at Stanford

Loves discussing urbanism, public transportation, mental models, social contracts, and digital communication

Working on projects in natural disaster preparation for city governments, audio communication, and venture capital analysis. Incoming production engineering interning at fb

website @

Feel free to email me about any of my interests or work!

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

L6921: Mental Models: the similarities of founders, executives and inventors in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
As opportunities, paths, and the situations around you change, what stays consistent is your ability to carefully contemplate your current path, discern what others perceive as risk as opportunities, and make measured choices to return great rewards. In this short class, we'll talk about insights into how to live your life that are supported by the experience of people from founders, venture capitalists, and journalists to inventors, scientists, and world leaders. Recommended Readings: The Black Swan - Taleb 12 Rules for Life - Peterson Principles: Life and Work - Dalio

S6907: The Future of Cities, Living, and Mobility in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
"Smart", "walkable" cities? Urban technology and behavioral psychology? Housing/ transit sustainability and economics? How does Uber/Lyft, AI, or data privacy factor into all of this? Join us for a lecture & discussions of the Future of Cities, intriguing urban technology, shifting urban living and societal paradigms, and what will happen between then & now. Topics include: zoning laws, housing crises, AI & big data, international case studies, environmental sustainability, social psychology, economics, law, and much more You'll leave with an array of knowledge about brilliant cities around the world, current pitfalls and potential improvements, and new insights about the cities right around you. Here's a taste:

R6121: Discoveries, Theories, and Developments: from the Solar System to other Galaxies in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
In this class: facts that will totally blow your mind We'll explore the history, discoveries, and development of our understanding of the cosmos, including theories that are entertained even today. Our coverage will range from our Solar System to nearby galaxies and even some exploration of the general Universe. Topics include how discoveries came about, interesting exoplanet theories, and recent developments.