Qualcomm Women’s Collegiate Conference 2015

Ellen CompSci, Electrical, Ellen, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! While my fellow VSAs will be sharing a little bit about research experiences with you this week, I thought I’d tell you about a conference that I had the opportunity to attend this past winter break.  Last fall, I got an email about a conference hosted by Qualcomm, a telecommunications and semiconductor company co-founded by USC’s own Andrew …

EllenQualcomm Women’s Collegiate Conference 2015
Artificial Finger

What I’m Actually Learning in Class: BME 201

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

BME 201 has the formal title “Biomedical Engineering Practice.” It’s a rather broad title, that could mean a lot of different things. How to get a job in BME, what BMEs actually learn, what the field is comprised of, etc. The class isn’t a traditional class: take notes, do the homework, take the test, lather rinse repeat. Instead it’s a …

EmilyWhat I’m Actually Learning in Class: BME 201

Wicked & AIChE

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

A quick recap on last week’s post: Wicked was amazing! The Pantages is absolutely a fantastic theater and worth spending time to explore itself.  The cast was unbelievable.  During their standing ovation, I could clearly see their passion for broadway and that they really enjoyed putting on a great show.  I couldn’t stop singing the songs afterwards on the way …

HannahWicked & AIChE
Millard Canyon

Dawn Mine Hike!

Kelly Kelly, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As I’ve mentioned before, I absolutely love hiking so this past weekend my boyfriend and I went on a exciting hike only 30 minutes from campus! The trail was located in Millard Canyon in the Angeles National Forest, right near by Altadena, CA. Dawn Mine, the destination at the end of the trail, was a gold mine that was used …

KellyDawn Mine Hike!

Researching in Nanocomposite Materials

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! This week I wanted to take a chance to talk about my research experiences while I’ve been at school! I’ve worked in research almost every semester in college.  Getting involved in research is something I get asked about a lot and is actually pretty easy- it mostly just involves approaching your professors. I …

LyssaResearching in Nanocomposite Materials

Locals in Lima!

Archana Archana Leave a Comment

Hi guys! It’s been a great start to the semester! I just wanted to talk a little bit about the amazing Winter break I had. After spending a couple weeks at home, I went on a trip to Lima, Peru with Medlife, a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide medicine, education, and development to low-income families everywhere. It was such …

ArchanaLocals in Lima!

Finding Research Positions within Viterbi

Betty Aerospace and Mechanical, Betty, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

When I first came to USC as a freshman, I never imagined myself doing research, and to be completely honest, I really didn’t even know what there was to research, but starting my second semester freshman year I started working in my first research lab! I started working in the lab just as a web site developer because the lab …

BettyFinding Research Positions within Viterbi
The lab I worked in freshman and sophomore year!

My Research Experience: From Engines to Nail Polish

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

  Hey everyone! Happy hump day. Today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about the various research projects I have been involved with thus far. I knew in high school that I wanted to get involved in research as soon as possible. In fact, the fact that I could start working under a professor in their lab …

SarahMy Research Experience: From Engines to Nail Polish

Chemical Engineering Lab

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

Spring semester junior year for ChemE’s generally means it’s Lab time.  One of the most crucial classes is CHE 444a.  An opportunity to real life lab applications and skills the whole class is hands on.  Each week we perform one of the labs and then subsquently write a report.  We work in groups and learn to not only master the skills …

HannahChemical Engineering Lab

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Ian Uncategorized Leave a Comment

When I applied to USC one of the reasons was that I saw so many opportunities of clubs and activities that I could do in and outside of Viterbi. Options ranging from: hands-on learning in the Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL) and USC Racing, to academic organizations like the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) and the Center for Engineering …

IanGet Outside Your Comfort Zone

Why I Love Living in my Sorority

Molly Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Coming to a school where you don’t know anyone can be intimidating, but dorm life really helped me with that adjustment (which I’ll talk more about next week). After a semester in my dorm, I became hooked on the idea of sharing my living space with my friends, so I moved into my sorority! After 5 semesters living in my sorority, …

MollyWhy I Love Living in my Sorority

Going to School in LA

Frankie Frankie, The Best of LA, Why USC Leave a Comment

When I went through the process of deciding which college I wanted to attend, California was my main destination. I applied to three universities here based on the fact that California has great weather and there is so many things to do here. When I got into USC and went through my Freshman year, California did not disappoint in the …

FrankieGoing to School in LA

The Nature of Competition

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

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Looking Ahead to Spring 2015

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter breaks – I know I certainly did.  I spent about four weeks at home catching up with family and friends.  Some quick highlights of my break are that I got to see two hockey games with seats on the glass – Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks on New Years Eve …

EllenLooking Ahead to Spring 2015

Back from Break!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

MarkusBack from Break!

Looking Forward: Spring 2015

Emily Emily, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Weirdest thought ever: once this semester is done, I’ll be halfway done with college. Some (read: most) days I feel like I just got here and that it (college, life) can’t be moving this quickly. I’m really excited for everything in store for me this next semester and definitely this summer! Over break I took a quick detour to Disneyland with …

EmilyLooking Forward: Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

We’re back for the spring 2015 semester and there’s a whole lot in store!  This semester I’m taking some of the most relevant chemical engineering classes including CHE 444a, MASC 350 and CHEM453. 444a is a lab based class consisting of 9 different hands on lab reports that are applicable to the real world.  I’ll not only learn how to …

HannahSpring 2015

Colorado, Cruising, and College!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I can’t believe I’m already into my second week of my second semester as a junior! It is crazy how quickly time flies at college. After a busy fall semester and finals week, it was really nice to head home to Colorado for a few weeks. It’s always wonderful to go back home for break because not only do I …

KellyColorado, Cruising, and College!

My Last Semester as a Junior!

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your breaks as much as I did. I spent a lot of quality time with my family and even got to hit the slopes for some skiing. I also was lucky enough to watch the Trojans beat Nebraska at the Holiday Bowl! Now I’m back in the groove of things at USC and …

JacquieMy Last Semester as a Junior!

Springing into Spring Semester

Betty Aerospace and Mechanical, Betty, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

It’s just the second week of spring semester and all of the school work and activities are in full swing! I got to enjoy a relaxing 3 week bring with some amazing friends and family. I went and saw Wicked at the Pantages theater in LA, went to the  beach, did a bunch of hikes, and spent New years Eve …

BettySpringing into Spring Semester