Splash Biography

KARA O'ROURKE, Yale Splash Teacher

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a rising junior at Yale majoring in English, concentrating in creative writing, and minoring in Data Science. I'm passionate about democracy and voting rights, so I have previously taught a Yale Splash class on that topic. I'm writing a play based on the topic of current class, nuclear waste sites!

Past Classes

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X88: Designing the Longest Lasting Human Monument: Nuclear Waste Warning Messages in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
What should we do with thousands of tons of toxic nuclear waste that will be dangerous long past our lifetimes? How do you design a warning message that can be understood 10,000 to 100,000 years into the future? And how do you combat human’s natural tendency to do exactly the opposite of what you tell them to do? This course will have students brainstorm possible solutions to these questions and learn what experts have to say on the matter too.