Research, Clubs, Apartment Life and Other Things about Sophomore Year

juliana-2016 Apartment, Juliana, Research, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Well, after a wonderful summer working in a lab at Oregon Health & Science University, I’m excited to be back at one of my favorite places in the world – USC! I’m also  pretty excited because just this week my first ever paper was published! I was listed as a co-author on a paper I helped with during my summer …

Research Conference in Chicago!

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Hi everyone! For the last year and a half, I’ve been working on a research project with Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. My research aims at reducing the delay in the medical equipment delivery process. A few months ago, my paper was accepted to be presented at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Healthcare Conference. The conference took …

Attending a research university

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  As you are looking through colleges to apply to, you may notice they often tout research as a major selling point.  But research is a very general term- what does it actually mean to attend a research university? There are many, many benefits to attending a research university.  Even should you not get involved with a research project yourself, …

Classes, rugby, research, and everything in between

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As I write this post anxiously anticipating the upcoming Weeknder, I’m realizing how pumped I am for the upcoming semester. All of my classes and extracurriculars are shaping up to create a busy, challenging, and exciting experience for me over the upcoming months. Let’s go over a few of the items I’ve got on my plate for Fall ’12. Classes: …

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 …

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 …