Splash Fall 2022
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Arts

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A408: Ardent about Art!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kayla Rabey

Ever wondered if you are an undiscovered Bob Ross?? Come find out in this fun, all-level painting class! Materials will be provided and you will get to bring home your creation!

A411: Watercolor 101
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sophie Yao

Introductory class to watercolor. We will learn basic watercolor techniques such as gradient and color blending, color layering, washes, and wet-in-wet watercolor painting. It's a space for you to express your artistic side!


Prerequisites
n/a


Humanities

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H400: Who are you? Entrepreneur or Intrepreneur
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Zhiyuan Yang

This lesson will introduce what entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs are, including similarities, differences, respective characteristics and positions in the organization.

H409: Women in Greek Mythology
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Alex Paolucci

We will be examining the roles that women in Greek myths commonly occupy, and investigating some myths that pose exceptions to this rule. No prior knowledge of Greek mythology is necessary.


Math & Computer Science

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M401: Intro to Programming
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Mahmoud Said

Explore programming concepts applicable to most programming languages, including Python, C++, JavaScript, and others! Learn about variables, functions, data structures, and control flow. No prior programming experience required, foundations will be explained.


Prerequisites
Have an interest in programming and computing!


Science

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S399: The Pleistocene: The Cold Cradle of Humanity
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Michael Wolf

In this course, we will cover the details of the pleistocene epoch, better known as the ice age. Besides discussing human evolution, we will also delved into the variety of other species that thrived at this time, as well as the conditions that made this world possible.

S403: The Beauty of Water: A Physical, Chemical, and Biological Perspective
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Andy Chia

What is water, and how does the liquid support everything we know? This class will look at the fundamental aspects of what makes water extraordinary through a look at its unique physical and chemical properties, how life adapted around it, and how it may hold the key to understanding the conditions necessary for life out in space.


Prerequisites
Some high school chemistry

S404: Food Science! - An Exploration
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Andy Chia

Food! It's delicious and something that we all enjoy, but why is that? Throughout this class, we will be exploring that fundamental question by looking at a series of case studies about our own bodies, plants, and even the molecular components of what makes food, food!

I would suggest leaving some room in your stomach because some of these experiments will involve eating!

S405: An Introduction to Aging
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Andy Chia

This course will introduce some fundamental aspects of what aging is, both from philosophical and biological aspects of where life began all the way to death. It will also look more deeply into why and how humans have been trying to comprehend death from a biological perspective.


Prerequisites
Some introductory high school biology

S407: Investigating Nanoparticles in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Ria Thakur

A basic introduction to the potential of nanoparticles in diagnosing and combating cancer.


Prerequisites
N/A

S410: Detecting Cancer Using a Simple Blood Test
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sean Lee

Are you interested in learning more about cancer detection? In this introductory course, we will be discussing liquid biopsies, an up-and-coming cancer diagnostic method using a simple blood test. We will first explore the biological underpinnings of cancer, followed by a deep-dive into "next-generation sequencing", a method for detecting rare mutations.


Prerequisites
A basic understanding of DNA is preferred

S412: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Austin Chen

With their ability to develop into various types of cells in the body, stem cells have emerged as a potential therapeutic tool in medicine. In this course, we will introduce the history of stem cell research, stem cell basics, types of stem cells, and their molecular, cellular, and therapeutic properties. We will also discuss recent breakthroughs in stem cell research and their applications in regenerative medicine.

S413: Biomedical Imaging Techniques
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Austin Chen

How can we visualize the tissues in our bodies at tiny scales? This course provides an introduction to biomedical imaging modalities, such as X-ray, CT, SPECT, PET, and MRI. We will also discuss recent research and clinical applications of the biomedical imaging techniques, from neurological diseases to cancers.

S414: How to Blow Up a Black Hole
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Aniket Pratapneni

A step-by-step, scientific guide on how to engineer a supernova-scale explosion. A fun experiment to try out on your enemies! Or their entire solar system, for that matter.

S398: Introduction to Bioanalytical Techniques
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Wilson Huang

Interested in the sort of molecular biology experiments conducted in research and industry settings? This course will begin by giving a quick overview on DNA, RNA, and proteins and proceed to examine the basic theory and method regarding foundational bioanalytical techniques such as PCR, ELISA, gel electrophoresis and the cloning cycle. The course will then explore more technical experiments involving next generation DNA sequencing and common staining procedures performed on clinical samples.


Miscellaneous

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X402: School Life Hacks
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Hyeongmin Cho

Don't know how to study?
Wanna build up better habits?
Trying to find new friends?
Just want a more convenient school life?

If you find yourself asking these things, then this course is perfect for YOU. Learn how to get by in school from your neighborhood introvert who somehow found his way into Johns Hopkins.


Prerequisites
Be alive

X406: How to Make Simple Meals
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Phoebe Wang

Learn how to make some simple and easy meals for yourself and/or friends/family!