Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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SAMUEL LOBO, NU senior chemical engineer, future professor




College: Northwestern University

Major: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a senior at Northwestern University from Tampa, Florida.
The most important things to me are my faith, my family, my friends, science, music, soccer, and Taco Bell in that order.
Next year I will be attending grad school for a PhD in chemical engineering or I will take a gap year to teach high school. I enjoy teaching and I would like to be a professor one day.



Past Classes

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H362: Free Will vs Determinism in Splash 2018 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Do we really have free will or is our future essentially determined (although we may not know it)? How we answer this has large implications on criminal justice, our motivations, and how we perceive behavior. We will look at examples from science, literature, ethics, and religion to try to answer this frequently debated question.


H363: Faith vs Science in Splash 2018 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Often it seems like science is at odds with religion (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc). Faith and science are the two main lenses through which humanity has viewed the universe. Can these two forces coexist? If so, how? We will talk about the Big Bang and evolution, the meaning of life, and the history of different faith traditions with science.


X364: Kendrick Lamar and Storytelling in Splash 2018 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Sit down, be humble, and listen to me talk about Kendrick and storytelling. We will analyze and discuss songs from each of Kendrick's 4 studio albums, observe the power of storytelling, and see what lessons we can apply to our own stories that we tell.


X307: The Science of Kanye and Creativity in Splash 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
100 years ago, bulk information was only accessible to a select few. But in today's society we have unlimited information at our fingertips because of the Internet and search engines. Because of this, education is becoming less about memorization and more about creativity. How do we use this increased access of information to create original ideas and develop our creative muscles? And how many of these lessons in creativity can be learned from rapper/producer Kanye West? We will explore creativity by looking at examples from music and science.


H309: Faith vs Science in Splash 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Often it seems like religion (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc) are at odds with science. They are two main lenses through which humanity has viewed the universe. Can these two forces coexist? If so, how? We will talk about the Big Bang and evolution, ethics, and the history of different faith traditions with science.