City Fellows Consortium–Entrepreneurship in LA

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Hey everyone! Hope everything is going well—especially those filling out college applications! I’ve talked about all the fun research projects and other engineering activities that I’ve been doing on and off campus, but one that I haven’t mentioned yet is the City Fellows Consortium! This is something that I’m super passionate about and co-founding this consortium has been one of the …

Make your voice heard–Life at USC

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Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing well and that high school seniors are getting those applications filled out! I often discuss the numerous wonderful opportunities that USC gives its students—from awesome career services offices, chances to travel abroad, and hands-on academic counseling to a large variety of student groups that cover the whole spectrum of social and professional interests. But …

SC Racing: Coolest Student Organization Around!

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Hi everyone! The semester is finally in full swing, with midterm season looming in the (not-so-far) distance! On the bright side, with the semester in full force, this means that all the student organizations are also hard at work! One of my favorite student organizations at USC is definitely SC Racing! Last year as a freshman, I began hearing about …

Move Fast and Break Things–My Internship Experience

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This summer I have been incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects at Facebook and here is what I have experienced so far! If you didn’t know, Facebook was originally a social networking service website developed by Mark Zuckerberg from his college dorm room and now has 1.4 billion monthly users all across the globe. …

Dare Mighty Things: My Summer Internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

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Hi everyone! Hope your summers have been going well! My summer has been pretty eventful, and it’s only going to get even busier! As soon as I finished my freshman year, I got to go home to relax and recharge for a month. From there, I headed straight back to SoCal to begin my summer internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory! JPL …

Qualcomm Women’s Collegiate Conference 2015

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Hey everyone! While my fellow VSAs will be sharing a little bit about research experiences with you this week, I thought I’d tell you about a conference that I had the opportunity to attend this past winter break.  Last fall, I got an email about a conference hosted by Qualcomm, a telecommunications and semiconductor company co-founded by USC’s own Andrew …

Spark SC

SparkSC + Project #CodeTruck

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One of the student organizations I participate in, Spark SC, recently finished working with The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation and General Assembly on Project #CodeTruck. This initiative exposed inner-city students to the world of tech and entrepreneurship in the hopes of sparking students’ interest in these fields. The world of tech is a pool of affluence that many communities don’t have access too, …

Hacking: Oculus Rift

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USC Hack Nights takes place every Thursday from 8PM – 1AM. This is where students come to work on their out-of-class projects with a supportive community and unique resources. Last Hack Night we got to play with some awesome tech –– the Oculus Rift. This is a really hot piece of hardware right now (developed by a USC student), that …

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 …

CSCI 170: A Theoretical Grab-Bag

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One of the cool things about studying engineering is coming away with practical skills that can be applied quickly, but I’ve also always had a soft spot for rigorous proofs where the application is less clear. CSCI 170 (Discrete Mathematics), is a refreshing dose of theory and an abstract mathematical exploration that complements the more implementation-focused classes I am taking. …

Back to School Already! – My Fall Semester

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Hey there! It’s so hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that I finished up summer school.  I spent almost all that time moving into my new apartment and getting ready for a busy year.  Here’s a little preview of what my fall semester is going to look like. As far as classes go, I’m taking MATH …

Interning at Flextronics

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I went back to my home town of San Jose in the Bay Area this summer. I had the opportunity to work an internship in the Silicon Valley at Flextronics, where I worked with RFID technology. You can think of RFID as the barcode scanner of the future; no line-of-sight is necessary and the technology allows us to “scan” many …

Started From the Bottom

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Despite being introduced to Special Relativity this semester and taking Differential Equations last fall, I would say one of the most confusing things I’ve had to tackle at USC is how quickly the time flies by. I’ve made so many friends and gotten to explore topics like improv and entrepreneurship that I wouldn’t even have known interested me just a …

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 …