Splash Biography

JOHN TAGLANG, NJIT freshman studying mechanical engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: NJIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm John Taglang, a Mechanical Engineer at NJIT. Most of my high school career was spent working in the chemistry lab, and so I toyed with the idea of Biomedical Engineering, working with pharmaceutical design. Once I arrived at college I realized that my passion lies In aerospace and mechanical engineering.
Aside from my academics, I enjoy target archery, drinking absurd amounts of coffee and tea, and rock climbing.
My interest in engines in general stems from the fact that they have such simple operating principles, yet are one of the most complex pieces of machinery that most people every interact with. Since almost everyone in the United States drives, has driven, or will drive car at some point, I feel it's important for people to at least have a rough understanding of the machines that move the from point A to point B

Past Classes

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E260: Basic Flight Principles in Splash Spring 2020 (Mar. 28, 2020)
Ever wondered how a plane actually flies? Come and learn about the basic principles of flight, including coverage of how airfoils generate lift, how a plane's propulsion system works, and much more.

E186: Basic Principles of Internal Combustion Enginers in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 13, 2019)
A review of the working principles of the machine that keeps almost every car on the road today moving. This class will be a review and synthesis of basic concepts from various topics, including kinematics, thermodynamics, chemistry, and machine design. Come learn how one of the most important inventions of the millennium works!

X124: Go 101 in Splash Spring 2018 (Mar. 24, 2018)
Have you heard of the game of Go in the recent news of AI defeating top Go champion, Lee Sedol? Have you wondered how to play this challenging and thoughtful game? Come to this class and learn how to play the oldest continually played board game in the world. In this class we will discuss the basics of playing the game of Go and provide you with resources to further your study of the game.

S41: Introduction to Aerodynamics in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
Aerodynamics is one of the most used fields in the modern day world, and yet the majority of people don't have a very good understanding of how an airplane flies. This class will cover the basic principles of flight like Bernoulli's Principle, along with other, more advanced concepts, like airplane engine design, control surfaces, and various other important concepts that make the plane-packed skies of today possible.