Viterbi Takes the Real World: The Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Challenge

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Social entrepreneurs are generally defined as people who create with the intent of having a large impact in the greater community. Innovation with a purpose, engineering for a cause– social entrepreneurs craft small solutions for big problems. As a member of the Viterbi family, I’ve always been a problem solver; I was drawn to the idea of social entrepreneurship because …

Engineering and Entrepreneurship: LavaLab

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Entering my Junior year this semester, I felt nervous. I was nervous that by studying Aerospace Engineering, one of the most specific majors in Viterbi, I was locking myself into a very narrow career path: immediately launching into a big company after graduation to build rockets and satellites. Obviously revolutionizing the air and space industry at Boeing or NASA still …

Midterm: Product Presentations

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This post is about 2 Products that I recently presented for a midterm in the class Social Innovation Design Lab, which I wrote about here. The Midterm Social Innovation Design Lab is a class focused on building products for socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, and that teaches the fundamentals of Design Thinking as a framework for approaching this problem. Our class is …

Social Innovation Design Lab

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Social Innovation Design Lab One of my favorite classes this semester is BAEP 471: Social Innovation Design Lab. It is a class offered by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, and is one of the classes I am taking to complete my Minor in Social Entrepreneurship. How it Works This course has not been a typical lecture or lab experience. …

My Favorites 8,769 Miles Apart

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Hi everyone! This week I’ll be sharing with you all about some of my favorite USC traditions from home as well as some of my new favorite Singapore traditions here at NUS. They might be 8,769 miles apart, but it’s neat to see how people celebrate with the same school spirit in both places! USC Game Days At USC, there is …

A Semester of Products & Social Entrepreneurship

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For me this semester is focused on building real products and learning about social entrepreneurship, both inside and outside of the classroom. In terms of what is going on with classes, my full course list is: CSCI 360: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CSCI 401: Capstone Project BAEP 470: The Entrepreneurial Mindset – Taking the Leap BAEP 471: Social Innovation Design …

City Fellows Consortium–Entrepreneurship in LA

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Hey everyone! Hope everything is going well—especially those filling out college applications! I’ve talked about all the fun research projects and other engineering activities that I’ve been doing on and off campus, but one that I haven’t mentioned yet is the City Fellows Consortium! This is something that I’m super passionate about and co-founding this consortium has been one of the …

Why I love Blackstone LaunchPad– an On-Campus Headquarters for Entrepreneurs

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Hey guys, This week I wanted to talk about one of the places on campus that I spend the most time at… the Blackstone LaunchPad! Seriously though, people joke that it is my actual home. I love being in the space because it’s one of the most inviting places to get work done and work with a bunch of different …

STEM to STEAM: Corpus Callosum at USC!

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Hi everyone! So it is finally midterm season and everything is starting to fall into place for the semester here at SC. Most, if not all, organizations on campus are in full swing so I wanted to talk about my favorite organization within Viterbi. There are a ton of different organizations in Viterbi ranging from professional societies to different design …

My Spring 2015 LavaLab Project

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Hey guys,   This week I wanted to talk to you about the progress of my LavaLab team’s progress. For those of you who don’t know, LavaLab is an on campus student incubator program that allows small groups of students to work on design oriented solutions to everyday problems of their choice. Our team decided to work on creating a …

LavaLab – Student Based Startups

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Hi guys, This time I wanted to talk a little bit about a new organization that I am a part of this semester. LavaLab is an on campus, student run entity that takes about forty students per semester, puts them into groups, and provides a very structured and useful framework for designing a product or startinga business. It helps connect …

Spark SC

SparkSC + Project #CodeTruck

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One of the student organizations I participate in, Spark SC, recently finished working with The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation and General Assembly on Project #CodeTruck. This initiative exposed inner-city students to the world of tech and entrepreneurship in the hopes of sparking students’ interest in these fields. The world of tech is a pool of affluence that many communities don’t have access too, …

Hacking: Oculus Rift

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USC Hack Nights takes place every Thursday from 8PM – 1AM. This is where students come to work on their out-of-class projects with a supportive community and unique resources. Last Hack Night we got to play with some awesome tech –– the Oculus Rift. This is a really hot piece of hardware right now (developed by a USC student), that …