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Section: 003

Major: Neuroscience

Future plans: Pursue research in brain related fields

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Be prepared for class and don’t hesitate to ask questions. It’s meant to be a group effort so communication is the key.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? There are so many resources available to help you out. You can come to help room (in person or online through zoom meeting) or drop your questions in d2l discussion board. Reach out to your instructor. Remember that we are here to support you and we will do anything we can to help you succeed. If you don’t know or you are not sure, it’s always best to ask questions.

Fun fact about me: I am the oldest of 6 siblings. This summer I started to learn new language (write and read Arabic). I can now read and write and hardly make some sample sentences.

Help room hours: Mondays 2 - 3 pm (Zoom)

Email: alitahir@msu.edu

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Section: 004

Major: Computer Science

Future plans: Graduating is my future plan

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: It’s a group effort, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Communication is key for this class and anything else in life!

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Ask questions during class, come to the help room, Piazza, and taking your own notes on the material. COMMUNICATE!!!

Fun fact about me: I’m the oldest of two kids, I’m a 4th year college student, my pronouns are They/Them.

Help room hours: D2L Discussion Manager - Sundays

Email: anandaku@msu.edu

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Section: 003

Major: Computer Science

Future plans: I want to pursue an MBA and hopefully start my own company in the future

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: my advice would be to be ready to be challenged as this course will pull you outside of your comfort zone but in the best way possible

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? ASK, reach out! We’re all here to help you succeed so don’t be afraid to ask questions and share any concerns you have. There are also tons of resources available for you so don’t be afraid to ask us questions or let us know if you are feeling uncertain about any concepts!

Fun fact about me: My first car accident ever was crashing into a tree in my neighborhood :D

Help room hours: D2L Discussion Board Manager - Tuesdays

Email: challane@msu.edu

Section: 004

Major: Computer Science

Future plans: Work remotely and live out of a van.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Come to class prepared and form connections with your groupmates. Don't stress!

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Ask questions and come to help room!!

Fun fact about me: I worked in Yellowstone National Park this summer and I summited the middle Teton.

Help room hours: Mondays 9 - 10 am (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: haaseede@msu.edu

Section: 004

Major: Computer Science

Future plans: To become a Cyberspace Operator for the Air Force

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: If you get to know your groupmates, come prepared to class, and put in effort everyday, you will do outstanding in this course.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? If you're feeling overwhelmed, try and find something that relaxes you like going for a walk or reading a book. If you are struggling on physics content specifically, come to the help room! It'll help immensely.

Fun fact about me: I met a CowFish this past year. See my picture for more details.

Help room hours: Mondays 4 - 5 pm (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: kwiatk67@msu.edu

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Section: 004

Major: Computer Science

Future plans: My plans as of now are just to graduate

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Some good advice would be to always be able to contact your group mates and prepare well before the class.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? If you’re struggling in the course attend help rooms and don’t be afraid to ask questions to the teaching team, as well as your group mates.

Fun fact about me: I was born in Bosnia and moved to Lansing when I was a kid.

Help room hours: Mondays 3 - 4 pm (Zoom)

Email: parganbi@msu.edu

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Section: help room & grader for both sections

Major: Computational Data Science

Future plans: Master’s degree in Computer Science, then a career in Machine Learning Engineering.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: The in class group projects may be an unfamiliar teaching style, but that’s where the deep understanding really kicks in. So stay as engaged as possible during class; ask as many questions as you need!

Fun fact about me: I have lived in four states- CA, CO, TX, and now MI!

Help room hours: Fridays 2:30 - 4:30 pm & Tuesdays 3 - 5 pm (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: rameshs5@msu.edu

Section: 004

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Future plans: Grad School, then a job in aviation/defense/or renewable energy.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Come to class prepared! Take the best notes possible before coming to class. This will benefit you greatly in a group setting while reassuring your own understanding.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Don't be afraid to talk to your LA's or professors to seek help, ask questions. We are here to support your learning, and will do what we can to ensure your success.

Fun fact about me: I've broken both my arms at the same time.

Help room hours: Tuesdays 9 - 10 am (Zoom)

Email: schram45@msu.edu

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Section: 003

Major: Physics

Future plans: Get into grad school for nuclear physics and eventually work in a nuclear physics lab

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Don’t be afraid to ask questions and have fun

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Take a step back look over the problem and your work so far, talk back through everything you have written, and don’t be afraid to ask questions that’s why we are here

Fun fact about me: I was in the Navy for 8 years as an electrician and I am Mom to 4 kids and 2 cats

Help room hours: Mondays 5 - 6 pm (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: seppalad@msu.edu

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Section: 003

Major: Premedical Program & Biosystems Engineering

Future plans: Pursuing a PhD/MD in Surgical Innovation with the intersection of Genetic Engineering and Surgery

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Talk! Talk about why you are confused, talk about what you understand , talk about what you are struggling with - this is a community-based learning for a reason so use that community to learn.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Help Room! It sounds obvious, but devote time to understanding what you do not understand so that you can connect the big picture items.

Fun fact about me: I am the Vice President for the Spartan Marching Band and do research with the Physics Education Research Lab.

Help room hours: Tuesdays 10 - 11 am (Zoom)

Email: stumptyl@msu.edu

Section: 003

Major: Computer Science

Future plans: Complete a Master’s degree in CS at MSU, work as an algorithm engineer in the automotive industry.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Be friendly with your groupmates and tutors, the community is a big part of this class.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Come to help room and ask questions :D

Fun fact about me: I’ve worked as a software engineering intern for Amazon in Seattle. Feel free to send an email if you have questions about them as an employer.

Help room hours: Mondays 10 - 11 am (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: woodsna1@msu.edu

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Research Area: Physics Education Research

Description of research in that area: I am currently researching the ways in which computational thinking manifests in introductory physics classrooms, and how we can guide curricular design to promote computational thinking engagement.

What excites you about physics: I find that learning physics is very exciting; the notion of understanding the ways in which the universe operates is quite fascinating. I grow more intrigued as I learn about new phenomena, and I feel as though I have truly found my passion.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Stay ahead of schedule by reviewing ideas before class, because it will make class time feel much more productive

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? I’d recommend reaching out to an LA who could point you in the right direction of where a valuable resource might be for your unique situation, including online notes, homework problems, exam prep folders, help room, discussion board, etc.

Fun fact about me: I play piano and have a big cat named Solomon who is the ruler of our apartment

Help room hours: D2L Discussion Board Manager - Mondays & Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: botttheo@msu.edu

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Research/Interest Area: My research area is Physics Education Research.

Description of research in that area: My research has focused on the development and evaluation of active learning (non-lecture) physics classes, particularly introductory mechanics and E&M. Most recently, my research has focused particularly on two areas: 1) how students develop computational thinking practices and 2) how we can make active learning classes more accessible.

What excites you about physics: I love the explanatory power of physics and that physics can explain what happens in every day life - like how metal detectors work or how power is generated or how the power grid is set up.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: This class is about more than getting a final answer, it's about understanding the process and understanding what your final answer actually means. Spend the time understanding the assumptions that are in the notes and in the problems, and really evaluate your answers. It's ok if they aren't completely realistic, the important part is to be able to identify why they aren't realistic and what the effects are on your solution.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Remember that you have a lot of resources in this class. In addition to help room, you have your instructors in class, you have your group mates, there's D2L discussion boards, and the notes. Don't be afraid of not knowing something - it is always worth it to ask questions or say something if you don't get an idea/concept!

Fun fact about me: I love to cook and bake. Most recently, I've learned to make croissants from scratch (turns out it is a 3-day recipe) and a variety of homemade sausages.

Help room hours: Tuesdays 2 - 3 pm (In person - BPS 1248)

Email: mcpadden@msu.edu

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