RoboSub Competition 2012

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This last week was a very exciting one for myself and the USC Underwater Robotics Team. We work all year on our autonomous underwater vehicle, SeaBee, in preparation for the International Robosub Competition. The competition this year ran from July 16th-22nd and is held at the US Naval Transdec facility in San Diego. The competition is sponsored by the Association …

(One of) My Coolest Class(es): Stage Make-Up

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I was going to write about one of the awesome engineering classes I’ve taken, like EE301 Introduction to Linear Systems, EE201 Introduction to Digital Circuits, or EE202 Linear Circuits, but I’ve either already written about them or another VSA wrote about them. So I’ve decided to go all the way back to my first Semester freshman year and tell you …

My Freshman Housing: Birnkrant

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Freshman year I lived in a dorm room in Birnkrant, which is right on McCarthy quad. I chose that dorm because I heard that it was social and the roommate that I found on the roommate matching that USC has wanted to live there. Now I believe Birnkrant has become an Honors Dorm but when I lived there it wasn’t. …

My Spring Break at Home!

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This spring break was pretty uneventful for me, but I loved getting a chance to just hang out at home. After a fun hang out with my fellow VSAs on the Friday before break, I drove from USC back to my hometown in the Bay Area on Saturday. I pretty much spent the week hanging out with my family, eating …

Electrical Engineering in My Own Words!

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When you’re in college, people always ask you what your major is. And especially in engineering — which is a lot of work, not going to lie — your major defines a lot of what you spend your time doing. So it’s a good thing that I love Electrical Engineering, since I spend a lot of time doing it! Everyone …

USC Vday: The Vagina Monologues

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This weekend I went to go see the annual production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues that is performed and directed by USC students as part of Vday, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. There are a lot of very powerful events focused on the issue of violence against women such as Vday and Take Back the …

Encouraging Innovation: XPrize Visioneering Day

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Last week I had an awesome opportunity to attend the XPrize Visioneering Day. If you aren’t familiar with the XPrize Foundation, they are a non-profit that makes it their mission to encourage breakthroughs that benefit humanity, especially ones that will result in forming new industries and markets that don’t exist or are stuck. They address Grand Challenges by creating prizes …

Students in the Shakespeare Repertory Company Perform in LA

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So, I’ve talked before about Slanderous Tongues Theatre, the student organization I’m in that focuses on classical theatre. Well, STT has been doing some really cool things lately! Our Shakespeare Repertory Company has started performing in various places around LA, and this Saturday I was lucky enough to get to see them perform at the Grove, a large shopping, dining, …