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Taking Classes Outside of Viterbi as an Engineer

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. It was even more gorgeous and sunny than usual here in LA so I tried to spend lots of time outside! So even though this blog is all about Viterbi and my life as a Viterbi student, I thought I’d mix things up a bit this week and blog about …

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Why I Chose USC

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There were 4 main things I was looking for in my college experience. 1. Academics The first was that I wanted to go to a school with a rigorous engineering program because that was my intended study, but also had a good reputation for other academic programs like business and arts and sciences just in case I decided after getting to college that …

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The amount of school spirit on game days is phenomenal

Why USC Is the Perfect School for Me

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I’m currently in denial over the fact that in a little less than two months the semester is going to be over, I’ll start interning at Texas Instrument, and I’ll be classified as a senior. I’m not ready for my time at USC to come to an end. As I look forward to my final year as an undergrad at …

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The Trojan Family –– It’s No Joke !

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The process of applying to colleges, getting accepted, and finally choosing a school to attend is a long one, and to be honest I remember most of it as a blur. I’m from California and mostly focused on applying to California schools, so I took a road trip to visit different campuses I was interested in during my senior year. …

CalvinThe Trojan Family –– It’s No Joke !
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Travel Tips for Out-of-State Students

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Hey everyone, Happy Spring Break! This week I’m traveling home to Portland, Oregon in order to have my wisdom teeth removed. Instead of giving you the gory details on my oral surgery I decided instead to share some travel tips for out of state students! I’ve always loved traveling, but I hadn’t done a lot of traveling on my own …

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Applying Theory: Chemical Engineering 444aL

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Throughout my time as an undergraduate so far, all of our chemistry classes have had lab sections attached to them, but none of the main chemical engineering courses have had a lab section attached except for introduction to chemical engineering and my nanotechnology classes. We’ve learned a lot of theory so far, but have not had a chance to apply …

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Get Pumped No Homework

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One of the coolest parts about the transition from high school to college is that a lot of your classes do not have homework. Well let me explain a little more. When you get to college, each class is run a little differently and good amount of classes do not have homework due each day, each class or even every …

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What is Chemical Engineering?

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Blogged while procrastinating doing my mass transfer homework. Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to take the chance to explain a little bit about what Chemical Engineering means to me, and how my view of chemical engineering has changed over the past four years. When I first started I thought chemical engineers make chemicals.  What chemical engineers actually do …

LyssaWhat is Chemical Engineering?
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Spring Study Playlist

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I’m one of those people who’s always listening to music. When I do homework, when I walk to class, when (well, if) I go to the gym, when I’m hanging out with friends, if I’m driving anywhere. I’ve found one of the great things about going to USC, a school in LA (home of Hollywood and record companies), is that …

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Giving Back: Delta House of Pancakes

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One of the things I am most proud of my sorority for is our commitment to our philanthropy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the national philanthropy of Delta Delta Delta. As a whole, Tri Delta chapters across the nation have raised millions for St. Jude. 4 years ago, we were challenged to raise $15 million in 5 years. We …

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Operation VAMFA proposes to explore Venus' atmosphere.

Operation VAMFA and National Engineers Week

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Welcome to the thick of E-Week 2015! I love National Engineers Week because the week is a celebration of engineering. This week, I’ve eaten at the E-Week barbecue and laughed at the E-Week talent show. And tomorrow night, I cannot wait for the Viterbi Ball! To me, E-Week is more than just fun, interesting activities. E-Week reminds me why I …

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My Favorite Engineering Project

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Hi everyone! Happy E-week! I’ve done a lot of cool engineering stuff in college so far, but one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done was building an electric guitar as part of my final project in a class I took last semester, EE202: Linear Circuits. All we were given was a cigar box, a long block of wood, strings, …

ArchanaMy Favorite Engineering Project
I love getting to hang out with all my engineering friends outside of class!

Viterbi Ball: The Best Part of EWeek!

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Hey everyone! Happy E Week! For those of you who don’t know, it’s national engineering week, a week where people all around the country celebrate engineering.  E Week is a pretty big festivity here at Viterbi, with events happening all week such as a kick-off carnival, quiz bowl, and a talent show. As great as all these things are though, …

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Food Trucks in Los Angeles

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One of the many food phenomenons of the last few years that has been food trucks. They’re all over Food network and as a consequence they’re all over big cities, like LA. I’ve had the opportunity to try a few – some randomly when I’m out in the city (Amazebowls is one that hangs around campus a lot) and then there are food …

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Engineers Week at USC

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Engineers Week is a nation wide week aimed at celebrating engineers contributions to society. USC Viterbi school of Engineering takes part in this week by putting on its own engineers week for undergraduate engineering students. KIUEL which is one of the involvements I blogged about earlier is responsible for putting on events every day for engineers week. All events can …

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My New Job: Course Producer

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Hey everyone! This week I thought I’d tell you a little bit about my new job that I started this semester – being a Course Producer for CSCI 103: Introduction to Programming. One of the great things about the way CS courses are structured here is that many of them have very large instructional staff to give students the most …

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Brunch LA

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With Dine LA going on just a few weeks ago, one thing to look forward to over the weekends (and this upcoming one being a long one) is brunch. Los Angeles is  a hotspot for some of California’s best brunch places.  Get a snapshot of the top 3 below: 1. Larchmont Bungalow: red and blue velvet pancakes? you can find …

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Chemistry in Aromas

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One of the most difficult but most interesting classes I have experienced at USC is Organic Chemistry. The subject is a fascinating puzzle of breaking bonds and making bonds in order to form a product. To be honest, I wondered what the practical applications of it were…but then my friend showed me an article about the chemicals behind the aroma …

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My Weekend Plans!

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Hey guys! It’s hard to believe that as I’m writing this I’m setting out in the Engineering Quad right next to the fountain in a dress. It’s 82 outside today, and the weather is absolutely amazing! It’s certainly doesn’t feel like a typically February day. I fully plan on taking advantage of this weather during our three day weekend this …

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