I hope you all enjoyed (or are still enjoying) the last of your summer vacations. After wrapping up summer school, I spent some time at home and went to Seattle to visit family. We went to see a really cool glass exhibit – the colors and sheer number of pieces were amazing!
I’ve just wrapped up week 1 of classes, so for now, I’ll give you all a preview of what my semester will look like and what I’m sure I’ll be blogging about in more detail later on.
- CSCI 499 – Concepts of Programming Languages: A tech elective focused on the history, usage, and design of different programming languages.
- CHEM 203 – AIDS Drug Discovery and Development: A GE about the treatment and pharmacology behind the AIDS epidemic.
- MATH 445 – Math for Physics and Engineers II: Essentially everything a physics undergrad still needs to know about math but hasn’t learned yet (complex analysis and partial differential equations).
- PHYS 304 – Mechanics: Upper division classical mechanics for my physics major.
Aside my coursework, I’ll be continuing as a TA for CSCI 103: Introduction to Programming. This year, I’ll get to take on a little bit more leadership responsibility and help train new TAs.
I also started doing research in a materials science lab that focuses on composites this summer. My project relates to the electromagnetic imaging of composite airplane parts: working with a sensor to detect various failures like debris or breaks in the part.
Finally, I’m serving as the President of the USC Women’s Ice Hockey team this year! I’ve been hard at work all summer organizing games, ice time, everything that a hockey team needs to play hockey.
I’m really excited for this semester and to tell you all about it as it goes on. And of course, I can’t wait for football season to start later today!
Beat the Red Wolves!