Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Shana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

PHYS 160s: An Honorable Series

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hello! A nice little diddly for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQC3dBWS_FE A lot of people have asked me if taking the honors track (PHYS 160s compared to PHYS 150s) for physics is really worth it. I would definitely say that it depends on what you’re looking for! Let me preface this by saying that, as a mechanical engineer, I really love mechanics. I know, …

It’s not just about Ramen…

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We get it. College is busy. Between doing homework, possibly having a job, studying for tests and all of the cooking and cleaning that goes along with keeping yourself together everyday, some things fall by the wayside. All too commonly, the “college ramen diet” is not the facade that students use to mask what they’re actually eating, it is what …

Day In the Life of a Microsoft Intern

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Shana, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

If I could capture the essence of this summer, it would be something like this: That ladies and gentlemen, is Microsoft’s ex CEO Steve Ballmer (the new CEO Satya Nadella is just as cool BTW). And that energy and enthusiasm, has left a lasting impression at Microsoft. Needless to say, interning for Microsoft is HYPE. I can’t even begin to …

AME 310: Putting the “Engine” in Engineer

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Howdy everyone,   Seeing as I’m pretty much at the halfway point of my college years, I’ve been thinking back over my classes and what I’ve learned. Today, though, I’m going to highlight one class in particular. Last semester I took AME 310, Engineering Thermodynamics I, taught by Professor Egolfopoulos – and man, it was great.     From a …

Major, Majors, or Minor? Why I chose just one degree

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Michael, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

If you are anything like I was coming into college, it is hard enough deciding on just one degree of study. Meanwhile, your friends may already be deciding on two majors or some combination of minors. Don’t worry, double majors and minors can be declared all the way through sophomore year, but as I leave sophomore year, I want to …

A Mile High Summer: Summer After Freshman Year

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The summer after my freshman year I was lucky enough intern for Visa, in Denver, CO, the Mile High City. It was a summer filled with new friends, great mentors, interesting projects, and SO MUCH FUN! At the end of May, I found myself in a live data center learning how complex mechanical systems maintain the environment of a data …

“Hanging” Around USC: How to Take the Stress out of Studying

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Michael, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I’m going to be honest: engineering is a hard major and it can get really intensive at times, especially during finals season. Luckily I have some secret techniques and spots at USC to keep your heart rate below 100 beats per minute on those extra tough days.   First off, I’ve learned that it can be exhausting sitting in one …

Summer ’16

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School’s out! It’s amazing to think that my time at USC is more than half over, graduation for seniors is happening tomorrow, and I’m gearing up for another summer! While it’s a little bitter sweet to be leaving USC and Los Angeles for the summer, I’m really excited for what’s in store. First, I’m returning home to visit friends and …

Keepin’ it Classy

alexb-2017 Aerospace and Mechanical, Alex B., Biomedical, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey y’all, it’s week 6 of Spring semester and things are starting to speed up in pace, especially class. While taking 16 units of hard science and engineering seemed super intimidating at the beginning of the semester, so far I am really enjoying my work load and I am learning some very applicable skills! Out of the 5 classes I …

Second Semester Senior

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Involvement, Service, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

  I’m writing this to you on a lovely Southern California day! And by lovely I mean we’ve been hit by El Nino and it is lovely to be inside cozying up to my computer and some hot tea. It’s hard to believe January has blown by so quickly, it’s going to be President’s Day in the blink of an …