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 …

And We’re Back!

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Winter Break was great. Much needed as well. After yet another exciting and action-packed semester (sometimes overwhelming..) being home with family and friends was fantastic. Of course, any good Coloradan would need to go skiing over break, so, I did. I have a pass called the Epic Local’s Pass, which allows you to ski all Vail Resorts in Colorado. My …

Reflections for Fall ’15: My 10 Top Memories

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What a semester! As we move past Thanksgiving, and towards the Holidays, I am reminded of a quote from Winston Churchill: “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but also of reflection”. Reflection about each semester is important, and as serious as it sounds, it can be of anything- memories, class, life, anything at all. So, in the spirit …

Making Sense of it All: Careers and USC

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Heard of the USC General Career Fair, Viterbi Career Conference, Viterbi Career Fair, Info Sessions, company tech tech talks…and wondering how to make sense of the multitude of events on campus? Quick Answer: Use them to your advantage, and go to as many as you can. Especially for freshman, your first month or so at USC will be one of …

My Favorite Viterbi Org: USC AIAA

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As many of you probably saw last week during the involvement fair, finding organizations and clubs that are interesting and exciting here at USC is just about the easiest thing you’ll do here. From Bachi Ball to Dragonboat to the USC AeroClub, USC has a plethora of organizations to get involved in. The Viterbi School is no exception. One of my …

Back in Step (and in the air)

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Welcome back Trojans! And welcome to all new Trojans as well! The beginning of the year is always rich with excitement and reconnecting with friends. The first few weeks of school have seen some of my best experiences thus far at USC, and will always get me excited to return from whatever I’ve been doing the past summer (although the …

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

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Ian, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus 2 Comments

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 …