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My Last Blog: Graduating from USC and Looking Forward

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Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe my time as an undergrad at USC is coming to an end as I’m graduating in 19 days. I am so thankful for USC for giving me so many opportunities over the years and making my college experience truly something I could’ve only found at USC. So here goes, my final blog after three …

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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 …

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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 …

Sailing weekend

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 Endeavor for my birthday!

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 …

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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 …