The Civil Engineering Marvel of the West Coast

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Describe Los Angeles in one word: Construction. I cannot help but to look at the construction of the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown in awe. It will soon be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, and I can see it being built right before my eyes! Something about the way a building is constructed has always amazed me and …

Spring Break is for Visiting Museums

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LACMA Over Spring Break, I went somewhere I have been wanting to go since I moved from Houston to LA; I went on a visit to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), but more specifically, I went to the Frank Gehry exhibit. I am an avid fan of architecture. Last semester, when I took a class in architecture for …

Changing My Major Three Times

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Ever since eighth grade, I had thought that when I went to college I would major in Environmental Engineering. That year I had attended state science fair and received a recommendation to attend the Intel International Science fair for a project that studied different types of biomass and their biogas production. Basically, eighth grade Clare thought her entire life should …

Why USC Was the One for Me

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I remember two years ago when I had to make the most difficult decision of my life: where to commit for college. Not only was I looking at various scholarships and different financial aid packages, but I was also looking at different cities, different engineering programs, and ultimately different paths for my life. My parents and friends all had their …

Environmental Engineering: Making an Impact

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When I first heard about engineering I always associated it with building cars, designing buildings, as well as creating the next big tech device. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I first heard about environmental engineering, and I was quickly drawn to it. By definition, environmental engineering is “the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting …

Changing Engineering Majors

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Over four years ago, I filled out the application to USC and somewhat-confidently selected “Computer Engineering” as my major.  I liked computers, and math, and robots, so it seemed logical. Although honestly, I had no idea what engineering really was. But astronauts and scientists and world leaders were engineers, so I wanted to be one too.  Then, I took Introduction to …

USC Bucket List Class: Sailing

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Being a second semester senior means getting first choice of what classes I’m getting to take.  And this semester I’ve chosen to take Nautical Science 101, more commonly known as Sailing! It’s a great addition to my engineering schedule which includes Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Air Pollutants, and Wastewater Treatment Design. During this course, we have lectures on safety, terminology, and how to sail …

Environmental Engineering + Nonprofits = Life

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When thinking about my favorite classes, I have two in mind that I love: PPD 402 and CE 210L. I took CE 210L (aka Introduction to Environmental Engineering Microbiology) last semester and it was such a cool experience. In class we learned about sulfur bacteria and their role in odor control and crown corrosion in sewer pipes, and the same …

Kelly’s Class Guide

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With school work starting to pick up, it is always nice to have a three-day weekend. However from Wednesday to Saturday, I was actually up in Reno, Nevada for the ASC Student Competition which is a construction management competition that members of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) attend. There are a number of different divisions within the overall competition like …

Looking Ahead to Senior Spring Semester

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I don’t know how this happened, but it’s my last semester here at USC! After a wonderfully relaxing (and warm) winter break at home in Florida, I’m back on the (still nice and warm) West Coast. I spent a lot of time with family, and studying for my Engineer in Training (EIT) exam which I took at the beginning of …

Fall Semester Highlights

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This semester has been one for the books! I have taken some of the most interesting classes since I started at USC, while also exploring this beautiful city. Here are just 10 of my favorite memories from this semester: Day at the Museum with SHPE There really is no better feeling that being able to give back to the local …

The Top 10 of my last fall semester!

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After a long semester, it was nice to finally get a few days off with Thanksgiving break! I had been looking forward to Thanksgiving for a while since my mom would be coming out from Colorado. We decided to take a road trip down the coast of California and drive along the famous Pacific Coast Highway! It was really nice to …