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

calvin-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Biomedical, Calvin, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

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 …