Keep the Projects “Fly”

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Aerospace and Mechanical, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

If you like things that fly, and you want to know more about it, then AME 261 is the class for you! In this class, I finally felt like a real engineer by the end of the semester. Throughout the year, you learn the foundations of flight, with all the components that lead up to a successful design. Homework assignments …

Transferring into the Trojan Family

Shuntaro Nishi Shuntaro, Students, Study, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

I still remember the day I got into USC, May 21st 2016. As a transfer I was still at school so I received the news through a phone call from my Mom. I was joining a transfer class of 1,475 people coming from all over the map! Just like each transfer I came in with the same concerns. How would …

My Study Tips

ellen-2017 Ellen, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Finals are fast approaching, so as the semester winds up, I’m going to share some of my study tips that I’ve learned over the last four years. Find a place where you’re comfortable. – The fastest way to kill productivity is to always be worrying about how your chair is too stiff, or the desk is too low, …

Aero, Astro, and Mech: Decoding the Differences and Explaining the Similarities

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Naish, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Most schools have one. Some might have two. But it’s almost impossible to find a school that has all three disciplines that encapsulate things that move: Astronautical, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering. While the greater latitude in choice may afford more autonomy in your options, this scope of choice may also complicate things – a good bit. My goal will be (from …

ITP 320: A Serious Game

anya-2017 Anya, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Today was a great day. Today, in one of my classes, I had a really fun, valuable experience. The class is called Enterprise Wide Data Systems, or ITP-320. It’s a class that teaches us how to use SAP ERP, which stands for Systems, Applications and Processing, Enterprise Resource Management. The SAP system is commonly used in many companies, to integrate …

Midterm SZN Tips and Tricks: ISE Edition

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Last week was crazy busy: lots of assignments, a couple midterms, and helping out with ExploreSC. The promise of spring break this week was a consolation that also made the days go by extremely slowly. All things considered, it turned out to be a really good week! My midterms last week were in both of my ISE classes: …

AME 204: SOMe really cool applications

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hello friends! To start things off, my song recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsabQV0Yjk This semester, I am taking AME 204, which is Strength of Materials (SOM, hence my terrible pun). So far we’ve learned about different kinds of stresses and deformations a material can take. If this doesn’t sound interesting, I assure you I wouldn’t be blogging about it if it wasn’t. This …

So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I am now in week 4 (i think?) of my sixth semester at USC and time and time again I always find myself answering the question, “So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?” Well the answer to that is kind of complex and simple at the same time, so I’ll break it down for you here. I’ll start by rewinding a few …

Electives to Fuel your Passions

betty-2017 Betty, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

One of the draws to engineering at USC is being able to take elective courses, not just “technical electives” but real electives that fuel your passions. I’ve been able to take dance classes, workout classes (for units) a surfing class, and some photography classes! I’ve blogged about the other types of classes so I wanted to take some time to …

Making the Most of Your Units

Maria Maria, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I’m sure if you’re considering engineering you’ve started to hear about heavy course-loads, technical classes, and of course, no free time. At least, that’s what I was expecting. I came into engineering ready to take my major classes and grind. I heard my friends talking about how they wanted to take dance or piano and thought, “oh yeah, what’s your …

My Major! All About Computer Science

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Computer Science is an incredibly diverse major here at SC; the breadth of organizations related to CS, the majors/minors/emphases you can take, the research projects available is huge! I’m studying Computer Engineering & Computer Science, which is a major offered by the Computer Science department in conjunction with Electrical Engineering. You get an even split of both CS (software engineering …

How to Study for Finals

clare-2017 Clare, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey guys! It’s crazy to think this is the last week of class for this fall semester. It feels like just yesterday I was starting my freshman year. As this week comes to a close, and study days begin, I wanted to dedicate this blog to some study tips and tricks for finals. Figure out your hardest final, and start …

Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Shana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

My (Super) Cool Building Science Project

nayely-2017 Civil and Environmental, Nayely, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hi all! I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather! Back in Houston, fall is the best season of the year because it is not at 100% humidity like the other 9 months of the year. What can I say… California does have the best weather! Anyway, I wanted to share with y’all one of the coolest projects that …

What Classes do Electrical Engineers Take?

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

So it’s hard to believe, but we are now past the halfway point of the semester. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the remaining of my semesters here at USC, which can be a little daunting considering I’m a junior now! For a quick update, I’m taking three electrical engineering courses: Linear Systems, Probability and Statistics for EE, and Physical Electronics. …