Splash Biography

SAM BRONCKERS, Johns Hopkins Sophomore studying Neuroscience

Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Johns Hopkins

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and moved to the US when I was 16 years old. Ever since I suffered from recurring illnesses as a child I have had a particular passion in science and in particular in medicine. Aside from academics, I love listening to music, computer programming, and playing sports like soccer, tennis, golf and more.

Past Classes

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S376: Why We Sleep & How To Make It Your Superpower in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 23, 2022)
Why do some animals sleep for only 1 hour a day while others sleep for more than 20 hours a day? Why do we dream in our sleep? What helps us fall asleep and get good quality sleep? What happens if we don't? Come find out the answers to these questions and more!

S361: Why We Sleep & How To Make It Your Superpower in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 06, 2021)
Have you ever wondered why we sleep? What do dreams mean? What influence does a lack of sleep have on learning and diseases like Alzheimer's? Why do some migrating animals only sleep for 1 hour per day while koalas sleep up to 21 hours per day? Come find out in this class!