ESP Biography

EVA FARKAS, ESP Teacher & Splash Admin

Major: Chemistry & Hispanic Studies

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Eva is a junior studying Chemistry and Hispanic Studies on the pre-med track. She's always super excited to teach at and help organize Splash!

Past Classes

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S761: Crash Course Carbonyl Chemistry in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
This class will aim to develop in students an intuitive understanding for the mechanisms that drive some important organic and biological reactions. We'll start with fundamental concepts in organic chemistry (like electronegativity and resonance) and work our way up to diagramming specific reaction mechanisms (including examples from amino acid synthesis and metabolism).

S763: Spectroscopy & Analytical Methods in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how scientists determine the arrangement of bonds in an organic molecule or how the sequence of primary structure of a protein is determined? Or how biological species are analyzed and purified? If you've ever pondered these questions, or just want to learn more about experimental methods, take this class to survey a number of historical and contemporary analytical methods in chemistry and the biological sciences. Topics will include, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible light spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatography techniques, gel electrophoresis and more!

S764: Vital Signs & Their Physiological Foundations in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
This class will cover not only how to take blood pressure, respiratory rate and heart rate readings but also an overview of the biology and physiology that explain the medical significance of these techniques.

X684: Diagramming Sentences and Grammar Fun! in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
Learn about how parts of speech come together to make beautiful sentences! We'll go over some clever computational linguistics tidbits, fun grammar facts and tips for writing.

S538: Protein Structure, Immunology, and Drug Design in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Students will be introduced to the chemical basis of biological processes, with a focus on protein structure and function. Finally, students will learn how protein structures can be used to design novel therapeutic compounds in the fields of pharmacology and synthetic biology.

S487: Symmetry & Molecular Point Groups in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
Learn about the physical significance of symmetry in chemistry and how different molecules are categorized by their symmetric properties!

X488: Diagramming Sentences & Grammar Fun! in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
Learn about how parts of speech come together to make beautiful sentences! We'll also go over other fun grammar facts + tips for writing.

M381: Math Without Numbers: An Accessible Introduction to Group Theory in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 05, 2016)
What does math look like to you? When you think of math, do you consider counting or calculus, fractions or prime factorization? The quadratic formula or the value of a handful of quarters? If you generally think of things like these, where math is grounded in the real numbers, take this class to learn about some of the algebraic structures that can extend the properties we use with the reals to all sorts of objects- like matrices, symmetric pictures and even candy!