Dog Parties, Weddings, Research, and St. Jude Medical: My Summer 2016

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone! We are about halfway through summer and so far it has been pretty exciting. For the first half I worked in my research lab, the Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering, here at USC. I work with fabricating tumor microenvironments and my partner and I made some great progress on our project! While working at my lab these past …

Major Decisions… What in the World is ISE?

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Coming into USC, I thought for sure that I had decided on a major. I entered my first semester as a Mechanical Engineering major. In high school, I had taken classes in AutoCAD and SolidWorks, and I had participated in engineering design competitions. In college, I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but towards the end of the semester, …

Research: Working at the Biomechanics Lab

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Involvement, Professional & Academic, Research, Rhea, Study, Viterbi Life, Work Leave a Comment

Hey USC! Welcome to my little corner of Viterbi Voices, where you’ll learn a whole lot about BME, sports and food (my three favorite things). For my first post, I want to talk to y’all about my research lab- I spend something like 10 hours a week in the Biomechanics Lab under Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray, located in the basement of the …

Study Break! Attending NSBE 42nd Annual Convention

Shana Douglass Free Time, Professional & Academic, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Viterbi organizations are great because they can provide an opportunity for you to connect with people from your major, gain real-life design engineering experience, meet with industry professionals, and even travel across the country. Yes travel! This year I had the opportunity to travel to Boston alongside 38 other USC National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) members and attend the …

To T.O or Not to T.O, That is the Question

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Professional & Academic, Shayna, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Picture this: an economist, philosopher, cinematographer, and an engineer sit down to discuss the ethical and practical concerns of sending humans to Mars. No, this isn’t some weird riddle; this is my Friday 9 am discussion for my Thematic Option class (titled Searching for Life in the Universe: Mars and Beyond), and despite being on Fridays at 9 am it’s …

It’s The End of College As We Know It…

Kelly Campus Events, Design Teams, Kelly, Life After Graduation, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

The time has finally come, it is only 8 more days until graduation! That is so scary to think about. Time really does fly when you are having fun, and the last 4 years here at USC have gone by so fast. It truly feels like I just started college yesterday. With graduation just around the corner, I can’t help but …

My Favorites 8,769 Miles Apart

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Campus Events, Entrepreneurship, Madelina, Professional & Academic, Study, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

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 …

Just Do It – Study with Desire!

Madelina-2016 Biomedical, Madelina, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi everyone – Happy February (and Happy Almost Valentine’s Day!) In the spirit of the season of love, here’s a cool quote by Da’Vinci about LOVING studying!  “Study without desire spoils the memory and retains nothing that it takes in.”       – Leonardo Da’Vinci  This week we’re talking about study spots (which after my last post about Cambodia …

Am I KIUEL (cool) yet?

betty-2017 Betty, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

This week we’re talking about our favorite Viterbi Student organization (org) and my favorite org is KIUEL, the Klein Institute of Undergraduate Engineering Life. Since that’s a mouthful to say we just call ourselves KIUEL (cool). KIUEL works closely with Viterbi student affairs to put on Viterbi wide events and initiatives. Our biggest event of the year is Engineers Week …

“return new Happiness()” – Association for Computing Machinery

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! As I get back into the swing of the school year, one of the things I’m looking forward to the most is the awesome events put on by my favorite Viterbi Organization – the USC chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). While ACM is technically the professional society for Computer Science majors, you don’t have to …

ASBME: More than Engineering

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! A lot has happened since you heard from me last, and the craziness of the school year is definitely upon us! Midterm season is officially underway as I finished my first Organic Chemistry exam of the semester earlier this week, and paper and project deadlines are slowly creeping up. However, I’ve still made it to both home football …

Viterbi Org: AIChE

Hannah Hannah, Professional & Academic Leave a Comment

One of my favorite Viterbi Org is the American Institute of Chemical Engineers also known as AIChE.  A professional organization on campus, AIChE is a great way to network with professors, upperclassman and industry representatives.  The activities span from social to academic to professional. Some of our events include bowling night and hikes around LA–these are easy ways to just …

My Favorite Viterbi Org: USC AIAA

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Naish, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

As many of you probably saw last week during the involvement fair, finding organizations and clubs that are interesting and exciting here at USC is just about the easiest thing you’ll do here. From Bachi Ball to Dragonboat to the USC AeroClub, USC has a plethora of organizations to get involved in. The Viterbi School is no exception. One of my …

Don’t Worry, We’re Civil – ASCE!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

One of my best decisions in college was joining the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which is easily my favorite Viterbi student organization! ASCE has allowed me to get hands on experiences, work on very unique projects, and make a ton of new friends. It is great to be a part of such a supportive group of civil engineers! …

Concrete Canoe Pour Day!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Design Teams, Kelly, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

This past Friday was a really exciting time for the American Society of Civil Engineers because we poured our concrete canoe! Pour day is a lot of work because we spend a whole day measuring, mixing, and placing concrete. In order to prepare for pour day, we had to make sure our mold was all ready to go. The mold …