Princeton Splash
Welcome to Princeton Splash, a student-run organization at Princeton University

Splash Biography

QUAN ZHOU, Senior, MAE Department. I work with Robots.

Major: MAE

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2015

Picture of Quan Zhou

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Quan is currently a Senior in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at Princeton, and he love to build things. Like many other Senior undergraduates in MAE, he spend most of his time foiling his schedule's attempts to kill him. In the coveted lulls between problem sets, coding assignments, and his responsibilities as the Vice-President of the Princeton Charter Club, he enjoy running 2-3 miles everyday, watching the Big Bang Theory, and crashing with my friends in some good 'ol fashion video gaming.

Past Classes

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X288: Competitive Pokemon Battling in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 25, 2015)
That's right - We're going to learn how to make a competitive team of 6 on Pokemon Showdown (a virtual, online Battle Simulator). This course challenges the notion that Pokemon is a children's game, and teaches that competitive battling is a real and rewarding challenge that revolves around predicting and responding to your opponents moves. We'll talk about why a team of 6 mewtwo's is a bad idea, how Skarmory+Blissey can cripple an entire team, and how obscure items like white-herbs (which restores lowered stats) can turn the tide of entire matches. Topics include: A quick overview of Competitive Pokemon Battling, a Game Theory Analysis of the Metagame, and how Information plays a vital role in decision making.