Women in Engineering

ashlyn-2014 Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

When I was in high school I enjoyed challenging myself in school.  I had always done very well in math but never really enjoyed my language arts or history classes.  So, when considering what major to study in college I decided to continue the challenge and study engineering.  But I never considered the concern about being a woman entering a male dominated field.  In fact, …

Undergraduate Research: I Couldn’t Dream of a Better Job

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Research, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This past semester, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do research with Professor Madhukar in the Nanostructures Materials and Devices Laboratory.  Through the Merit Research Grant I was awarded, I was able to get paid to do cutting edge research!  Professor Madhukar and his team are looking at how quantum dots can be used to improve solar …

Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

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This semester, I did a research project at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for my ISE 440 class. Our team studied the delay in medical equipment orders and reasons for lack of patient compliance with medication in the Pediatric Pulmonology division of the hospital. Before this project, I didn’t know much about the U.S. Healthcare system. However, now I feel much …

Women in Engineering

chandler Women In Engineering 2 Comments

Well first off, being a female engineer is awesome. For my whole childhood, I wanted to be my older brother. When he was in kindergarten, I would sit at the kitchen table doing silly workbooks pretending to be in class until he got home from school. If he ate all his dinner, then I did too and when he wanted …

More Than “Study Abroad”

kristen-2012 Abroad, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve gotten the chance to meet a lot of wonderful admitted students who have come to campus for Explore USC. One of the questions I’ve gotten a lot has been, “Is it possible for engineering students to study abroad at USC?” Of course, the answer to this is very clearly “yes!” Engineering students can …

Evening with Industry: SWE Career Saga

emily-2013 Social & Diversity, Uncategorized, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

This past Wednesday, me and my committee of 5 other women engineers who comprise the Corporate Affairs Committee of the Society of Women Engineers put on the biggest event of the year for our club, Evening with Industry. The event was held at Town and Gown.\ We spent weeks preparing for this event, booking the location, signing contacts, registering 16 …

Chicago! Exploring the city and the SWE National Conference

nataliea Social & Diversity, Uncategorized, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

This past weekend I left LA for Chicago to attend the SWE National Conference, WE11, with the Officers Council of the USC Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, which includes fellow VSA Emily. Not only did I have an excellent time at the conference meeting with and learning from fellow women engineers, but I had a blast exploring Chicago on …

Viterbi Memories: Study Abroad

gordy Abroad, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Classic Sunday. When it’s time to return my focus from weekend glories to weekday productivity, I can’t help but get a little wistful. I’m feeling nostalgia for my experiences in Rome in the Viterbi Study Abroad program! To set the scene: ~35 Viterbi students, several Viterbi professors and administrators, and 7 weeks in the eternal city, Rome. Firstly, I got to …

CHAFF gaffes: when things go wrong in research

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Last year I began working in USC’s Collaborative High Altitude Flow Facility during the second week of school. Designated as both a USC lab and a lab for Edwards Airforce Base, CHAFF tests propulsion systems for satellite applications, replicating the space environment in a large vacuum chamber. These past two years CHAFF has been working on a project designed to …

Research – What a Misnomer

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I have never understood the word research. Sure, it makes sense when you’re in fourth grade and you write a research paper. In that case, you really are going back through the discoveries of others and re-searching them. But when it comes to laboratory research, there doesn’t seem to be anything “re” about it. I have been working in the …

SWE Officers LA Live Dinner

ashlyn-2014 Social & Diversity, Uncategorized, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

  One activity that I’m heavily involved in is the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  This year I am on the Corporate Affairs Committee.  My committee basically organizes and plans all of the corporate events that SWE puts on for the year.  Earlier this semester, the officer council went on a retreat toSan Diego.  This retreat was mainly a way …