NAE Grand Challenges: Update!!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Rhea, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys! My last  blog was before spring break; I was super hyped about heading to DC for the NAE Grand Challenges competition and presenting the business plan my team and I created. Now that break and the competition are both over, I wanted to update you guys as to how it went! Here’s how the three days I spent …

Aero, Astro, and Mech: Decoding the Differences and Explaining the Similarities

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Naish, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Most schools have one. Some might have two. But it’s almost impossible to find a school that has all three disciplines that encapsulate things that move: Astronautical, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering. While the greater latitude in choice may afford more autonomy in your options, this scope of choice may also complicate things – a good bit. My goal will be (from …

ITP 320: A Serious Game

Anya Bonner Anya, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Today was a great day. Today, in one of my classes, I had a really fun, valuable experience. The class is called Enterprise Wide Data Systems, or ITP-320. It’s a class that teaches us how to use SAP ERP, which stands for Systems, Applications and Processing, Enterprise Resource Management. The SAP system is commonly used in many companies, to integrate …

Keeping It All Balanced

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

So I am a few short hours away from #SpringBreak2017 and I have officially decided that this has been the most stress-free semester I’ve ever had. After much trial and error, I think I have figured out how exactly to structure your semester so that you have minimum stress and maximum fun. Keeping academics, extracurriculars, and your social life is difficult …

NAE Grand Challenges + My Spring Break Plans!!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Professional & Academic, Rhea, Study, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys! With Spring Break just around the corner (has it already been half the semester already?!!), a bunch of friends and I have been discussing just what we’re up to over break. A lot of college students like to take that week and hang out with friends, whether that be through a road trip, a group vacation, or even …

Pacemakers and New Beginnings

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! It has been quite some time since I posted an update so I thought I would take this post to go through my last half of 2016 and start of the new school year. I took a semester break from school for the fall 2016 session to work as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op with St. Jude Medical, a …

AME 204: SOMe really cool applications

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hello friends! To start things off, my song recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsabQV0Yjk This semester, I am taking AME 204, which is Strength of Materials (SOM, hence my terrible pun). So far we’ve learned about different kinds of stresses and deformations a material can take. If this doesn’t sound interesting, I assure you I wouldn’t be blogging about it if it wasn’t. This …

How I Landed My Internship: The Do’s and Dont’s

Nayely Gutierrez Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Nayely, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am to be one third of the way through with the semester! I’ve been really busy trying to get used to my schedule, as it’s so important to get a solid grip of what your week looks like, when you have time to do work, when you have to be in …

So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I am now in week 4 (i think?) of my sixth semester at USC and time and time again I always find myself answering the question, “So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?” Well the answer to that is kind of complex and simple at the same time, so I’ll break it down for you here. I’ll start by rewinding a few …

“It’s Not Like You’re Studying Rocket Science! OH WAIT!”

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Entrepreneurship, Hikes, Michael, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

This blog post, I want to start with a list of my extracurriculars last semester: Founded Mundo—a language translation messaging service/company—with LavaLab and taught myself Python development to make our first app prototype Acted as Secretary and Treasurer of AIAA, a professional Aerospace organization Regularly practiced with the USC climbing team Designed and built a custom set of speakers (See my …

IISE: Why Professional Development Clubs are Awesome

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey guys, Today I want to talk to you all about an engineering club within Viterbi that is tailored to my major, Industrial and Systems Engineering. USC has student organizations dedicated to professional development for students in every branch of engineering, and you can find a comprehensive list of Viterbi student orgs here, but for now I’m going to focus …

BME and PreMed: can you do both?

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Rhea, Study, Viterbi Life, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys, what’s up!! Real quick, congratulations to our new Trojans; our first wave of acceptances went out this past week, and if any of you are reading this, major MAJOR props!! You guys have worked so hard for this, and I hope you fall in love with USC, a school that will help you nurture your incredible intellectual curiosity and …

Skiing with Civil Engineers 101

Nayely Gutierrez Civil and Environmental, Hikes, Nayely 0 Comments

Hello friends! I want to share with you all my experience with skiing for the first time ever! It was such a fun time (especially when I fell because the snow was so soft!) learning how to ski and how to “pizza” instead of “french fry.” So, California, but particularly Southern California, has been receiving a ton of rain lately. …

Why ISE?

Clare Sargent Clare, Industrial and Systems 0 Comments

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having an absolutely fabulous semester thus far! I know it has only been a couple of weeks, but it honestly feels like I’ve been here months so I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing. I’ve decided to finally write my Why ISE blog this week. I’ve been meaning to write it …

Hidden Figures

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Campus Events, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and as a black female it’s not often that I look around a classroom and see anyone else who looks like me. I was shocked and left in awe this past semester when I stumbled across this movie trailer on Facebook. If you didn’t catch the trailer, Hidden Figures tells …

An Audiophile Aerospace Engineer?!

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Last year I was at the Coachella music festival with a few of my best friends and I started to think pondering the massive speaker stacks each stage had. The kid in me knew I should have been just dancing to the music, but the engineer in me couldn’t help wondering how these machines could produce sounds so loud and …