Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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CAITLIN AHEARN, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Social Policy

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Past Classes

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S242: Contagion! - The Wrath of Epidemics in Splash 2013 (Apr. 06, 2013)
Anyone see the film Contagion? The film is based on the idea of an epidemic - the quick spread of an infectious disease to thousands of people. How does a disease like SARS or H1N1 swine flu spread so fast? How is the country or even sometimes the whole world to fight against such a clever disease? Learn about how one person getting sick can lead to a potentially lethal epidemic.


S136: The Science of Natural Disasters in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
Hurricanes! Giant sinkholes! Earthquakes! Have you ever been curious about why these disasters actually happen? What are some of the weirdest natural disasters that have occurred? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this class!