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ESP Biography



MELISSA WETTE, ESP Teacher




Major: Materials Science & Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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E4978: Materials Gone Wrong! in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 2016)
It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Emphasis on HANDS-ON demonstrations, not a boring lecture! We'll experience first-hand how liquid metals can catastrophically destroy structural materials in applications like space exploration and aerospace. We'll explore how many materials can change dramatically with changes in structure, temperature, and other conditions. You'll walk away from this class with greater knowledge of the atomic structure of materials and a deeper appreciation for the diverse properties of the materials that surround our everyday life.


E4524: Materials Gone Wrong! in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Emphasis on HANDS-ON demonstrations, not a boring lecture! We'll experience first-hand how liquid metals can catastrophically destroy structural materials in applications like space exploration and aerospace. We'll explore how many materials can change dramatically with changes in structure, temperature, and other conditions. We'll investigate how the chemistry of a surface impacts the material performance, and how surface area is critical at the nanoscale. You'll walk away from this class with greater knowledge of the atomic structure of materials and a deeper appreciation for the diverse properties of the materials that surround our everyday life.


H4402: Ice Cream! in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
We will be exploring the different techniques used to make ice cream throughout history. Making and tasting of ice cream required. Food allergy warning: Please do not consume ice cream if you have any dairy or vanilla allergies.


E4440: Materials Gone Wrong! in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. We'll explore the enormous demands we place on materials in applications like space exploration, as well as how they work. We'll also show how many materials can change dramatically with changes in temperature and other conditions. You'll walk away from this class with greater knowledge of the atomic structure of materials and a deeper appreciation for the diverse properties of the materials that surround our everyday life.


E3954: Catastrophic Failure: The Materials Preventing and Responsible for Disasters in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. We'll explore the enormous demands we place on materials in applications like space exploration, as well as how they work. We'll also show how many materials can change dramatically with changes in temperature and other conditions.