NEPTUN Biography

BRENDAN YANG, Artist that can science.

Major: Combined CS-Biology/CCIS

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2019

Picture of Brendan Yang

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm more or less equally passionate about art, molecular Biology, and Computer Science. Each lends its own perspective, and while I'm grateful for each, sometimes it's like I'm simultaneously three different people.
If you are interested in any of these three things, talk to me about it! I always love engaging in conversations pertaining to my fields.

Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)

A World of Advice: How to Create Your Own Universe in Splash Spring 2018
Do you have a favorite universe? Harry Potter? Star Wars? Star Trek? Tolkien? Have you ever wanted to create your own fictional setting? Come learn and discuss the principles of good world design. In this class we will cover what makes a fantasy universe believable from the characters, culture, language, and more!

Time To Unzip Those Genes in Splash Waterfall 2017
** DISCLAIMER ** There will be no unzipping of genes/jeans in this class. If you've ever wondered about the latest and greatest in gene therapy, this is probably the class for you. In this class we will cover the fundamental science behind CRISPR technology and how it was discovered. If time permits, we will also discuss the ethical quandaries that CRISPR poses and current developments in the field.

Black To The Fuchsia: An Investigation in Color in Splash Waterfall 2017
Have you ever been told not to wear dark colors when it's sunny out? Or stared at a computer screen while wearing polarized sunglasses? In this class you will learn about how we perceive color, and how color influences everything from computer screens to sunburns.