Teamwork in Engineering

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Blogged while listening to Smoke + Mirrors- Imagine Dragon’s new album! Hello everyone! Happy E-Week.  This week is all about celebrating engineering and all the cool things engineers do.  Here at USC we are celebrating with all sorts of activities, my favorite of which is Viterbi Ball at the end of the week! Check out Betty’s blog about it– she’s …

Researching in Nanocomposite Materials

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Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! This week I wanted to take a chance to talk about my research experiences while I’ve been at school! I’ve worked in research almost every semester in college.  Getting involved in research is something I get asked about a lot and is actually pretty easy- it mostly just involves approaching your professors. I …

My Spring Semester at a Glance

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Hey Everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of spring semester. This semester is going to be incredibly busy, but a lot of fun at the same time. Here’s a brief preview of what I’m going to be doing this semester! Classes: This semester, I’m taking Viscous Flow, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Nanostructured Materials, and Chemical Engineering …

Spring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!

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Blogged while watching How I Met Your Mother- I’m obsessed! Hey everyone! Happy January! I’m very excited to be back for my last semester as an undergrad, and am also so grateful that I’m staying one extra semester for the progressive degree program.  I still have a packed semester but it will be awesome! I still have three chemical engineering …

My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

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Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! #ViterbiLifepic.twitter.com/KNJUWFz8Kv …

Plans for the Future

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Plans for the Future. As of now, thats all they are. As a sophomore, there are only so many opportunities out there as an engineer since most companies are looking for Juniors or Seniors. I am not saying that their aren’t any opportunities, but as a sophomore engineer, you will be starting your major specific engineering classes, and there is …

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 …

How to get into College

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Going through the college process is stressful for each and every person. It’s the start of your professional career and no one wants to get off to a bad start. Theres a lot of things that go into getting your acceptance: SAT, ACT, GPA, essays, extracurriculars.  As a VSA, I am expecting a good amount of questions like “What did …

A Preview of My Fall Semester!

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Hey everyone! Hope you all have had a good start back to school so far. It’s really hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I’m starting the second half of my time as an undergraduate here at USC! I’ve come a long way since Freshman year, and I can’t wait to see how I continue to …

Round 2

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It’s the beginning of the new year otherwise know as Round 2 in my books. Fighting sports have always been an interest of mine so Round 2 sounds pretty appropriate to me. But anyways back to the main topic, IT’S SOPHOMORE YEAR, and I’m slowly, but surely getting older. Time is moving significantly faster than in high school; probably because …

Classes and Clubs and Football, Oh My! Fall 2014 Preview

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! I can’t believe the first week of my senior year already flew past! I’m excited but also sad to be starting my last year at USC, and I’m already planning on staying for a little while longer to finish my progressive degree in engineering management! While senior year is a bittersweet prospect, I have a lot to look …

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 …

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, …

Chemical Engineering in my own words

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Now being a senior, I have a very different perspective on what Chemical Engineering is compared to when I was a freshman. Initially, I thought I was going to be overwhelmed with chemistry, and my classes would be an extension of concepts covered in my high school AP Chemistry class. However, over time, I have realized that Process Engineering is …