The Philippines Dichotomy: Crystal Waters and Filthy Slums

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Free Time, Madelina, Research, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Maligayang pagdating sa Pilipinas! (Welcome to the Philippines! in Filipino/Tagolog) Our trip to the Philippines was one of the most physically and emotionally exhausting in many ways. Not only did we spend way too many hours on cramped ferries traveling to distant islands, but we also saw some of the starkest and most brutal poverty in Southeast Asia. When looking …

Environmental Engineering: Making an Impact

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When I first heard about engineering I always associated it with building cars, designing buildings, as well as creating the next big tech device. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I first heard about environmental engineering, and I was quickly drawn to it. By definition, environmental engineering is “the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting …

Future Career Plans: Internships and Research

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Hi everybody! This week we’re all sharing our different experiences with everything related to internships, jobs, and life after college.  For the past couple summers, I have been in summer school trying to make progress towards completing my double major.  This past summer, I started working on a research project because I’m looking to go into a PhD program, so …

Summer After Freshman Year: Research and Relaxation

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This summer, I went home to Orlando for the first half of the summer, then came back to USC for summer research. My first half of the summer was really Floridian. I went to Miami a few times, and the beach, and Downtown Disney; I drank a lot of orange juice; I jumped on the Orlando City Soccer Club bandwagon. It was really nice to …

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 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 …

The Nitty Gritty of my Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Okay, so I didn’t have this internship experience this last summer. I actually had this opportunity the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. I spent six weeks at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is in Seattle. It’s part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, partnered with the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s to study and prevent …

My Research with Micro Combustion Engines and Shape Memory Alloys

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Happy E-Week everyone! E-week is one of my favorite weeks of the spring semester because it’s an entire week dedicated to celebrating engineering. There’s a carnival, a talent show, a day dedicated to showing middle school students what engineering is, and a formal ball to name a few activities. In honor of E-week, we’re spending this week blogging about the …

Why Engineering: Research

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Hey guys! Happy E-Week! I realized it’s been while since I gave you guys and update on my research, so in honor of this week I’m going to blog about my on-campus engineering research on computational modeling of cancer cell movement. I’ve blogged about this topic a few times in the past (check out the reasons I love doing research …

How to Get Research on Campus

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Hey y’all! As we progress into week 5 of the fall semester, it seems like everyone is trying to find research positions around campus. I’m so excited to be working in Professor Ronney’s lab this year with Samantha Kaplan. We’re working on designing microscale heat exchangers that we will run combustion reactions in. This research is awesome because we’re working …