NAE Grand Challenges: Update!!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Rhea, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys! My last  blog was before spring break; I was super hyped about heading to DC for the NAE Grand Challenges competition and presenting the business plan my team and I created. Now that break and the competition are both over, I wanted to update you guys as to how it went! Here’s how the three days I spent …

Viterbi Ball 2K17!

Shana Douglass Campus Events, Free Time, Shana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Engineering week, or E-week for short, is one week out of the year where Viterbi students come together to celebrate everything Viterbi and engineering. The week is put on by KIUEL (Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life) in coordination with various Viterbi orgs. E-week start out off with the kick-off carnival (aka FREE FOOD), and has events throughout the week …

NAE Grand Challenges + My Spring Break Plans!!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Professional & Academic, Rhea, Study, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys! With Spring Break just around the corner (has it already been half the semester already?!!), a bunch of friends and I have been discussing just what we’re up to over break. A lot of college students like to take that week and hang out with friends, whether that be through a road trip, a group vacation, or even …

Retreat Weekend: 5 Things That Are Worth Driving 8 Hours For

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Morning everyone, This past weekend I got to go back to my hometown for a few days. Even though I live relatively close to USC, I don’t tend to go home very often. The 6-8 hour round trip in traffic can definitely be a drag. However, I chose to make this drive because of something that’s really important to me. When I was a sophomore …

Electives to Fuel your Passions

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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 …

Art History – More than Paintings and Stone

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Let’s face it – as an engineer you probably enjoy taking engineering classes more than writing classes or explorations of the classics. However, that isn’t to say that these classes you’re required to take (you can even view them as an opportunity) aren’t a valuable learning experience that seriously broadens the scope of a traditional engineering education. For instance, this …

Engineering Ways to Help Los Angeles’ Homeless

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This blog is about the Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, but stick with me through the antidote. Yes! Engineering can help social issues too. When I went into engineering I thought I wanted it because I wanted to help people. I wanted to solved problems that meant something to me. I know what you’re thinking, aerospace engineering? Yeah, I slowly …

Hidden Figures

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Campus Events, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and as a black female it’s not often that I look around a classroom and see anyone else who looks like me. I was shocked and left in awe this past semester when I stumbled across this movie trailer on Facebook. If you didn’t catch the trailer, Hidden Figures tells …

An Audiophile Aerospace Engineer?!

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Last year I was at the Coachella music festival with a few of my best friends and I started to think pondering the massive speaker stacks each stage had. The kid in me knew I should have been just dancing to the music, but the engineer in me couldn’t help wondering how these machines could produce sounds so loud and …

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 …

Community Service at USC

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Service, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

One of the best parts of going to school at USC is the opportunity to experience life in a big city. Los Angeles is not like any other city in the world- it has this incredible mix of culture, with some stereotypical skyscrapers neighboring small family-owned corner shops, tons of vibrant neighborhoods and cultural centers. LA’s Koreatown has the best …

Viterbi Takes the Real World: The Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Challenge

Rhea Choudhury Campus Events, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Social entrepreneurs are generally defined as people who create with the intent of having a large impact in the greater community. Innovation with a purpose, engineering for a cause– social entrepreneurs craft small solutions for big problems. As a member of the Viterbi family, I’ve always been a problem solver; I was drawn to the idea of social entrepreneurship because …

Owning It: My Experience at an On-Campus Leadership Summit

Rhea Choudhury Campus Events, Free Time, Research, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending USC Own It, an on-campus, all-day leadership summit organized by some incredible USC students. Own It is actually a national organization, centered around empowering women to become leaders in their communities and respective career fields. A friend of mine had attended a similar event at Georgetown University while doing a semester …

Major, Majors, or Minor? Why I chose just one degree

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Michael, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

If you are anything like I was coming into college, it is hard enough deciding on just one degree of study. Meanwhile, your friends may already be deciding on two majors or some combination of minors. Don’t worry, double majors and minors can be declared all the way through sophomore year, but as I leave sophomore year, I want to …