My ISE 576 Project: Life Cycle Assessment of a Desalination Plant

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Hi everyone! In the next four weeks I have three major projects due, one of which is for my grad class, ISE 576 Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction. The purpose of the project is to apply the industrial ecology tools to an actual technology system and analyze it on a life-cycle basis. For our project my team is focusing on water …

Being a Woman in Engineering

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With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …

4 Years Later – Why I Chose USC

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Hi everyone! I just got back to USC from an amazing spring break – I took my old roommate home to San Diego for the weekend, took a trip to Napa with my mom to celebrate my 21st birthday, went to March Madness games with my family, and spent the last weekend relaxing on the beach in San Diego with high …

The End of EWeek – Viterbi Ball 2014

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Hi everyone! As you know from reading our blog posts last week, we love EWeek at USC and we had such a fun week celebrating engineering with the kick-off carnival, talent show, minute to win it, bionic pig race, discover engineering service day, and of course Viterbi Ball on Friday night. I know my friends in other schools at USC …

Interning at Boeing – The Moment I Felt Like A True Engineer

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Hi everyone! This week is National Engineers Week, which we love to celebrate at USC! We have a whole line up of EWeek festivities, including a kick off carnival Tuesday, Quiz Bowl, Talent Show on Wednesday, volunteering Friday morning and our very own Viterbi Ball Friday night! I love EWeek and look forward to it every year. It’s our time …

Civil Engineering In My Own Words

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Civil engineers are responsible for designing and building the infrastructure we use in our daily lives. This includes roads, bridges, buildings, airports, other transportation networks, and water and power systems among other things. In my four years as a civil engineering student at USC I’ve learned about the properties of various building materials and then used those materials to design …

Society of Women Engineers National Conference 2013 in Baltimore!

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Hi guys! Last weekend I traveled to Baltimore with 10 other girls to represent the USC chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at our National Conference! This is the third national conference I have gone to, and it’s always a great experience in networking, learning from workshops led by experienced female engineers in industry, and bonding with my …

My Favorite Part of Fall: Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes

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Hi everyone! This coming week is going to be filled with networking and looking for internships with the Viterbi Industry Networking Event (VINE), the Viterbi Career Expo, and the SWE Fall Evening with Industry! I took a break this morning from applying to internships to celebrate that it’s October by making my absolute favorite breakfast, pumpkin pancakes!