Chemical Engineering in My Own Words

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When I first came to college I didn’t have a clear idea of what chemical engineering was all about. Now that I’ve had the chance to take CHE classes, talk to professionals, and have gotten involved with AIChE I’ve learned how broad of a field chemical engineering is. Chemical Engineering applies chemistry, physics, math, and even biology to modern engineering …

Civil Engineering in my own words

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Civil Engineering for me is a simple application of Newton’s laws of motion in terms of making sure things don’t move when they are not supposed to and do move without collapsing when they are supposed to. I like CE because it’s a transition of these simplest concepts of motion into one of the most essential components of human civilization. …

Industrial & Systems Engineering in my Own Words

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Almost 90% of the time I tell people I am studying Industrial & Systems Engineering they ask me with a puzzled expression, “What exactly is that?” I don’t blame them for their confusion; after all, the name of my major conjures up images of antiquated machinery in some grimy Industrial Revolution-era factory. Industrial & Systems Engineering combines engineering and business …

LivingSocial, Groupon, SlickDeals Oh My

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There was a sweet deal on LivingSocial today. $9 for two movie tickets! I am starting to get really into these social buying websites like LivingSocial and Groupon. I also just heard about a new one called SlickDeals. For those of you who haven’t heard of these sites: basically you signup to get emails about daily deals/discounts in your area. …

Industrial and Systems Engineering (in my own words)

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I can’t tell you how many times a friend has asked me what my major is, listened to my answer, reacted positively (“That’s awesome!”), and then backtracked and admitted they had no idea what industrial engineering meant or what that type of engineer does… Instead of feeling discouraged by the lack of a general idea about ISE among some of …

Electrical Engineering in my own words

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So one thing people ask about all the time once you’re in college is “what’s your major?” or “what are you studying in school?” All my family and friends ask me this question, and people use your major as a means of identifying who you are at college. The best way to really break down my major is into the …

Civil Engineering (in my own words)

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This blog post is part of a series written by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors, focusing on engineering in our own words. For more posts on this topic, check out viterbi voices. Those of you who have been following this blog, or who know me personally, know that I wasn’t always studying civil engineering. I came to USC as a biomedical …

Biomedical–Mechanical Engineering…My major from my perspective!

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My response to the common “What’s your major?” is often followed by either nods of approval, curious eyes, or confused looks and “that sounds crazy– what exactly do you do with that?” When picking my major, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew I really liked biology, medicine, physics, math engineering, and hands-on projects.  Thus …

iPhone for Verizon!

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The day I’ve been waiting for has come at last.  The iPhone 4 has been released for Verizon Wireless.  This is a day that will go down in infamy. I have always wanted to get an iPhone ever since it first came out.  Now that I have a macbook it makes even more sense because I can sync my iPhone …

WhenParentsText.com

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Yesterday I found a great new way to be distracted. One of my roommates introduced us to this website where people post funny texts from their parents. It’s called WhenParentsText. Have any of you heard of this before? My apartment spent a good amount of time reading these texts. Definitely should have been studying for my upcoming biochemistry exam instead …

My Spring Semester Map

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Spring semester for me usually is the semester where I would take easier classes, but this semester seems to have started on the opposite side of the tradition. Even though I am taking only four real classes, which is very unusual for me, these four upper division classes seem like they are going to be quite challenging but at the …

My Spring Semester Map

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I can’t believe how busy the first week and a half of classes has already been! I’ve barely had time to catch my breath after a fantastic winter break. The last week before classes I got the chance to travel to Honduras with Engineers Without Borders where we got a lot of work done on our design of a rainwater …

My Spring Semester Map

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A new semester is a new beginning: new classes, professors, activities and events to look forward to. Here’s what’s on my mind this Spring! ⌘ Must survive my classes. I’ve got a heavy load this semester: Discrete Systems Simulation, Operations Research Methods, Database Management, Engineering Statistics and my General Ed. class “Language and Mind”. So far things are looking up. …