Outdoor Study Spots

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It’s April Spring type weather almost everyday in LA which means plenty of opportunities to be outside whether to relax or even study! Here’s a go to list of my favorite outdoor study/meeting places where it’s not too crowded, too noisy and has just the right amount of shade: 1. Engineering Quad: or as we refer to it E-Quad for …

Why USC: In and Around LA!

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Nothing beats going to school in the heart of Los Angeles!  Whether it’s traveling around downtown, to the beach, to the mountains or even exploring NorCal and neighboring cities like Las Vegas and all their activities and national parks, there’s never a dull moment at USC. I wanted to go to a school that allowed me to explore and not …

Santa Monica Day Trip

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Looking for something spontaneous to do on a Saturday?  Last weekend a group of friends and I headed just 20mins away to Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. While close by, it was nice to get away from campus and enjoy the sun, dip our feet in the waves, ride a few roller coasters, play some boardwalk games and …

Weekend Adventure: SD

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With a three day weekend, comes the opportunity to take a quick get away.  Over President’s Day weekend, a group of friends and I traveled off to San Diego to relax, bond and take in the beach life. My first time traveling around San Diego, it’s a great city to go to for a short trip.  Just a few hours …

Brunch LA

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With Dine LA going on just a few weeks ago, one thing to look forward to over the weekends (and this upcoming one being a long one) is brunch. Los Angeles is  a hotspot for some of California’s best brunch places.  Get a snapshot of the top 3 below: 1. Larchmont Bungalow: red and blue velvet pancakes? you can find …

Chemical Engineering Lab

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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 …

Wicked & AIChE

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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 …

Spring 2015

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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 …

TOP 10 of Fall 2014

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Who knew that winter break is just around the corner which means a wrap up of my fall semester as a junior.  Looking back, time went by so quickly that I have so many memories to share.  Here’s a breakdown of my favorite ten: 10. #ViterbiLuau: we kicked off the semester with a great start at the viterbi luau.  It was awesome …

Sweet Tooth

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If you’re craving something sweet and cold head to Salt & Straw.  You don’t have to give up ice cream during the fall and winter in Los Angeles; so this past Tuesday my friends and I took a trip to Larchmont where a small ice cream parlor serves the best ice cream on the block. The menu had exquisitely unique …

Annual Trojan Family Weekend

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This past weekend, campus was filled with not only students as usual but siblings, grandparents, cousins, close friends–essentially all relatives of the Trojan Family.  One of my favorite parts of USC is the family spirit.  Miles away from where I grew up, USC is the home away from home that makes me feel welcomed and among family at all times. …

Student Org: AIChE

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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional student organization for students interested in a field related to chemical engineering.  Interests in specific futures range from petroleum to consulting to consumer products such as food.  The org hosts a variety of activities that open doors to expanding your network and learning something new about what CHE has to offer. …

A glimpse of Freshman Academy

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One of my favorite activities/classes is Freshman Academy.  An awesome class freshman take their first semester at USC, the class provides great insight into the diverse and numerous paths engineers can take during and after university. Working with Professor Greenfield as a coach this semester, I am just as excited as the students to see what he has planned for …

Study with a Boost

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Sometimes the nerves before a test just aren’t enough to keep me going so it’s nice to have a cup of coffee within an arm’s reach– and I don’t have to go far!  Some of the my favorite coffee spots to study are: 1. Starbucks: 3584 S. Figueroa St. Just outside of campus, Starbucks is the go to place for …

Concert in a Hanger!

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One of the best parts of living in LA are all the concerts–a lot of which are free! This past week I got to go to Vevo’s Certified SuperFanFest 2014 in Santa Monica. My best friend and I got to have an evening out to see Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea live at a really cool venue.  We headed toward Santa Monica …

The Night Before Career Fair: VINE

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VINE for the Viterbi Industry Networking Event happens annually the night before the Fall Career Fair.  The dinner is an opportunity to in one word, which is extremely important these days: network. Networking is metting with people and discussing areas of interest to increase awareness of a field and potential career options.  Meeting and talking with someone first hand rather …

Tip 1: Study Groups

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With midterm season in the air, I’m going to share one of the best tips I’ve received since freshman year: form a study group!  Whether it’s math, science, chemical/biomedical/electrical/civil/mechanical/industrial systems etc. –really any class for any engineering, I’d say wading through homework and projects is much better with a few friends by your side.  After all the saying goes “two heads …

CHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE

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Midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find me both confused and satisfied at the same time.  It sounds contradicting, but that’s when you’ll find me in CHE 442: Chemical Reaction Engineering. One of the most challenging but rewarding classes for me since my first year as a chemical engineer has been Reactors.  The class focuses on problems involving the design and operation …

Engineering Philanthropy

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Imagine making over 200 sandwiches in just 20 minutes!  This past week, my Freshman Academy Class had a seemingly simple task ahead of them.  They found out soon enough though that something that appears to be easy at first–is much more difficult on a mass production scale. The class was challenged with the assignment: optimize the process of making a PB&J sandwich.  Given …