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Why I chose USC

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When I applied to USC, I didn’t know much about the school. When I came to visit in an Explore session in March of my senior year of high school, I fell in love with the school. The resources available at USC (as private schools often are capable of doing) made a big impression. But beyond that, the students I …

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USC Housing: My Birnkrant Experience

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My freshman year I lived in Birnkrant, a freshmen dorm on the north side of campus. I lived on the 7th floor with forty other scholarship students (half boys half girls) and made some of my best friends through that time. My resident advisor, Christine, was one of the coolest people I have met at USC, and since moving out …

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An Art Endeavor: Blue Steel

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My boyfriend and I have been working on an art project for a while, and a few days ago we finally finished it! Naturally (since Emerick and I are both engineering students), an art project to us really means soldering circuits and coding microcontrollers to make blue electro luminescent wire (EL wire) light up randomly.

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Electrical Engineering in My Own Words

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I came in to USC as an Undeclared Engineer, and at first I felt overwhelmed by the number of engineering options there were. Through advice from friends, Professors, and alumni (who I met through the Engineering Spotlight series at Viterbi), I declared Electrical Engineering (EE) in the beginning of my sophomore year.

morelle arianElectrical Engineering in My Own Words
My view from the Boeing internship manager meet event.

Getting my Summer 2014 Internship

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I’ve mentioned it before, but this summer I am interning at Boeing up in my hometown, Seattle! I am very excited to get back home for a few months, and also to work at such a cool company. My work is going to be in a research lab that explores the effects of lightening on airplanes. (An airplane getting struck …

morelle arianGetting my Summer 2014 Internship
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My Upcoming Semester: Spring 2014 Preview

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Hey guys! I’m back in Los Angeles for my last semester as a Junior at USC! I had a wonderful winter break, and it was great to be back home in Seattle! It even snowed one of the first few days I was back. My grandparents were in town this winter, and so I got to spend a lot of …

morelle arianMy Upcoming Semester: Spring 2014 Preview
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USC Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Club

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This month, I decided to start a project with the USC Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Club (USC AUV). USC AUV is a student run club whose goal is to create an autonomous underwater vehicle that will compete in a yearly competition. The competition is called the International RoboSub Competition and is held in San Diego where TRANSDEC has a gigantic 300 …

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Just because they didn't think I could. :)

My Weekend Trips of October

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This year I made a goal to go on as many trips as possible to go see the cool places in Southern California! As a non-local, I haven’t seen a lot of the beautiful Southern California destinations. This past month I went on two trips to Mount Laurel (near Mammoth) and Joshua Tree.

morelle arianMy Weekend Trips of October
Working on my MATLAB project in the E-Quad.

USC Study Spots

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One of my favorite things about USC is the variety of places to study! Changing up study spots keeps doing homework interesting. One of the advantages of going to school in Southern California is that the weather is almost always nice. I love studying outdoors as much as possible. (As a Seattleite, I make sure that I can get as …

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Jordyn, my roommate, chowin down on a delicious meal

Feeding yourself at USC: Meal plans and kitchens

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Making the transition from high school to college can be intimidating, particularly because of all the new responsibilities that come with being more independent. For me, when I first came to college one of my biggest worries was the change in my eating habits. What I’ve found though, is that the food options at USC are numerous and it’s been …

morelle arianFeeding yourself at USC: Meal plans and kitchens
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My Favorite USC on Campus Inolvement: Research at the Interaction Lab

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Over the past two years I’ve been doing research at the Interaction Lab – a robotics lab on campus.  I got involved my freshmen year after I emailed Professor Mataric and went in to talk to a post-doc, Amin Atrash, who ended up being my mentor in the lab.  Amin has made my experience at the Interaction Lab such a …

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My Favorite Class at USC this Semester: EE201 Intro to Digital Electronics

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I’m taking a lot of great Electrical Engineering classes this semester. My favorite lecturer this semester is Professor Choma from my EE348 Electronic Circuits class. His insistence on understanding concepts and not equations is just my style. But my favorite lab this semester is definitely EE201 Introduction to Digital Circuits.

morelle arianMy Favorite Class at USC this Semester: EE201 Intro to Digital Electronics
The sunset at Coronado!

Junior Year!

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Junior year just started and I can’t believe how great all my Professors are this semester! I am taking three EE classes (two on Integrated Circuits and one on Computer Architecture), a statistics class, and a general education class (on changing family forms in Western culture, specifically the United States).

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SynTouch LLC

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This summer I am working at a biotech company called SynTouch. The company grew from research conducted at Dr. Loeb’s research lab at USC, and many of the employees at the company are from USC. The company creates tactile sensors that emulate the human finger – “synthetic touch.” My job as an intern at SynTouch this summer has been to do a …

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A Summer in Los Angeles

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This summer, instead of going home to Seattle, I decided to stay in LA. I’ve met a lot of USC students who are also staying here – some are taking summer classes, others are doing research, and a lot are doing internships like me. It’s my first summer in LA and I’ve only been here for two weeks and I …

morelle arianA Summer in Los Angeles