Concrete Canoe Pour Day!

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This past Friday was a really exciting time for the American Society of Civil Engineers because we poured our concrete canoe! Pour day is a lot of work because we spend a whole day measuring, mixing, and placing concrete. In order to prepare for pour day, we had to make sure our mold was all ready to go. The mold …

Looking Forward to Spring 2015

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I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

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When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

Team Triangle!

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As I’ve mentioned, I have been working on my group project for my Building Science class (check out here and here)! After a long two months, my group finally got to present our project last week! Our midterm project was to entirely design a beach house in Malibu both architecturally and structurally. We nicknamed ourselves team triangle, because we had …

Old Annenberg: my little secret

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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 …

CE 473: Engineering in Real Life

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When I tell people about civil engineering, I usually end up discussing the most obvious things, such as the design of infrastructure.  But this semester, I’ve been lucky enough to expand my view of how civil engineering applies to my life in CE 473: Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics.  The class is taught not by an engineering professor, but by a lawyer, …

Junior Year Fall Semester Preview

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Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun! Junior year means the start of some smaller, …

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 …

A Look Into Building Science: Sophomore Year

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One of my best decisions in college was choosing a concentration for my major. Within civil engineering, there are a lot of different concentrations: water resources, structural, construction, etc. My concentration is called Building Science, which combines both structural engineering and architecture. Building Science students take almost all of the same classes as all the other civil engineers, except starting sophomore …

Studying: Tips and Tricks of an Enginerd

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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, …

Favorite Engineering Involvement: American Society of Civil Engineers

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One of my best decisions about sophomore year was joining the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE exists as a worldwide organization for members of the civil engineering profession, and here at USC we have our own student branch which focuses on developing engineering skills outside of the classroom through friendly competitions, speaker events, and networking. Within USC ASCE …