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 …

My Summer, an LA Story

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Geez, at the end of the summer why does it always feel like August came right after May? However fast the summer flew by, the experiences I had were, to me, nothing short of spectacular. Here are a couple of my highlights: This year was my first year at USC Racing’s competition in Lincoln, NE. We had a 27-hour car …

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 …

Breaking A World Record

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Why do Industrial and Systems engineers focus on efficiency and optimization, you ask? Well, to enhance our sandwich-making abilities, of course! This semester, a group of Industrial and Systems engineers got together to help USC break a world record by making as many ham and cheese sandwiches as possible in less than an hour. Needless to say, our group was …

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, …

Summer Wrap Up!

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Internship, Jordan, Viterbi Summer 1 Comment

Hey guys, My summer was great, but I am excited to be going into my Junior year! Let me give you a little idea about the things I did! In May I participated in my first 100+ mile bike trip from USC to Santa Barbara. Total distance: 103.4 miles; total time: 09:32:00. Definitely one of the more challenging things I …

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 …

Hardware Hacking at USC

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The word “Hackathon” was new to me when I first came to USC, but is something I quickly picked up as a student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science community. Many people associate the term “hacking” with breaking into security systems and other shenanigans, but in tech culture a hack is just taking a stab at a problem, using …

Computer Science and the Business Behind It

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Howdy! I’ve talked a lot about some of the classes I’ve taken, like Mobile Game Programming, Video Game Production, Software Development, and more, but, while these show some of my favorite parts of my major, Computer Science/Business Administration is much more than just programming projects and making applications. Computer Science/Business Administration is how the two disciplines come together and build …

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 …