Reflecting on Spring ’13 and Looking Forward to Summer

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Wow! I cannot believe it is already the last week of classes! This semester flew by, and as sad as I am to be halfway finished with my time here at USC, I am ready to move into summer.  My classes this semester have been really interesting- especially my separations class (CHE 350).  I found all of this really interesting and I loved designing distillation columns and figuring out how to best separate materials.  This seems extremely useful in my future endeavors.  I also loved my Technical Writing for Engineers class, where I worked with a group to write a 100 page proposal for a STEM class in local programs and even got to write about the science behind baking cookies! Ochem wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, and my art history class was super interesting too!

I am super excited to be heading to South Korea for iPodia with Steve, Gavin, Zach G, Kat, Cassandra, and Vlad.  My group project on creating a sustainable green campus along with students from KAIST and PKU is coming along wonderfully, and I can’t wait to actually meet the students I’ve gotten to know throughout the semester.  I’ve also never been to Asia, and I’m looking forward to exploring the culture with students who are from there.

As for the rest of the summer, I still have some decisions to make.  I’ve been offered by my research professor to stay at USC and continue my projects, and I also have some internship interviews coming up, so I’ll keep you all updated as I know more!

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