Summer, Singapore, and Flying the Friendly Skies!

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Greetings from Singapore! Just yesterday night, a business colleague and I landed at the Changi International Airport after completing delivery of a brand new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Scoot Airline’s newest addition to their fleet! This summer has been packed with activities so far, and my internship as an Aerodynamics Engineer at The Boeing Company has been at the forefront of …

My Design Project!

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My favorite class right now is AME 261, Flight Mechanics. As the class is coming to an end, we were just assigned a group design project. The project is based on AIAAs yearly design project. Every year the project changes its requirements, missions, and design specifications. This year our project is to design a Supersonic UAV Bomber! The project is …

You Made What?! 3D Printing

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One of the greatest things about USC, in my humble opinion, is the ability for students to see a need and fill it. Last year my friends and I decided that there was a shortage of 3D printing opportunities for students across all majors on USC’s campus. Several schools here- including the Architecture School, Viterbi, and Roski- have access to …

Old Annenberg: my little secret

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, Ian, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

My schedule this semester bounces me across campus on every day of the week. From VHE to RTH, and Hoffman Hall (HOH) to Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS); but one place is becoming a constant, a home away from home: the west lobby at ASC, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism! I say Annenberg and your thoughts might jump to the …

AME 310: Thermodynamics, demonstrations and more!

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              Over the summer I blogged about my favorite freshman aerospace engineering intro class, but each semester brings a new list of classes and more favorite classes! This semester, my favorite class is AME 310. Initially I was scared to take this class because normally it is a course Juniors take; however, the course …

MECHanical + OPtical + elecTRONIC = MECHOPTRONICS

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It has been called one of the most nerve-wrecking courses at USC. Mostly by other AME students, but hey, what’s to be expected when your midterms are upgraded to “terror-quizzes”? Hype aside, Mechoptronics is very quickly becoming one of my favorite classes I’ve taken thus far at USC. As a 300 level AME course, Mechop delves into the heartier subjects …

My Favorite Class(es) – Mechanical Design and Film Symposium!

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This semester, I have two favorite classes: AME305 (Mechanical Design) and CTCS466 (Theatrical Film Symposium).  These classes are, of course, very different because AME305 satisfies an elective credit for my Mechanical Engineering degree and CTCS466 satisfies an elective credit for my minor in Cinematic Arts.  I love how different these classes are, because I constantly get to exercise different parts …

My Fall Semester in a Nutshell

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Hey Guys! I hope those of you who got a chance to caravan up California for the weekender had a fantastic time!  I have gone twice, and never regretted it.  If you get the opportunity, buy tickets and make the trip!  It is unreal to see how USC comes and conquers Berkeley, San Francisco, and the Bay Area during this …

The Greatest Physics Professor Of All Time

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Gene Bickers is a student favorite on campus and is quite possibly the greatest physics professor of all time. I took his introductory mechanics class this semester and was amazed by his mastery of the subject, as well as his dedication to students. Bickers is always helping students out in his office, or in the classroom, and is really great …

My Summer, an LA Story

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Geez, at the end of the summer why does it always feel like August came right after May? However fast the summer flew by, the experiences I had were, to me, nothing short of spectacular. Here are a couple of my highlights: This year was my first year at USC Racing’s competition in Lincoln, NE. We had a 27-hour car …

Studying: Tips and Tricks of an Enginerd

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, Ian, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Entering your freshman year here at USC you may find that there is a shift in the work load and level from what you experienced in high school. You’re going to say, “I’m an engineer: this is what I want to do with my life” (okay maybe that’s wishful thinking, but you see where I’m going). I say to you, …

Hardware Hacking at USC

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The word “Hackathon” was new to me when I first came to USC, but is something I quickly picked up as a student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science community. Many people associate the term “hacking” with breaking into security systems and other shenanigans, but in tech culture a hack is just taking a stab at a problem, using …