Shark Tank…but Better

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Engineering. Kids. SHARK TANK!! How much better could a night be. So for the engineering school you will hear all about the Grand Challenges. These challenges span from different issues such as medicine delivery, solar power, and alternative energy.
Our school focuses greatly on these issues since they need a solution and we need it soon. While us as engineers focus greatly on these issues at hand, a student organization I am involved with brought these issues to local students. Troy Camp is an organization that focuses greatly on mentoring and tutoring students from the local area. I personally focus on hanging out with middle school students through our Leaders in Training Program. The kids in my team came up with an idea of a solar powered train that runs on a bridge that delivers medicine to developing countries. Instead of only tackling one issue, these kids decided to attack all three.
Above is a picture of our final product and our award for the best presentation. This has been one of the greatest moments of my college time. To see these bright students embrace engineering like that was a dream come true. One of the greatest parts of going to school at USC is the outreach programs that allows me to teach students in the local community with such a passion for learning.

These students inspire me to do more with my engineering degree. Your time at USC is determined from your class, but maybe even more by your extra curricular activities. You can do whatever you want to do with your time here at USC and it definitely goes way too fast so do not wait to start doing cool stuff all the time. Being part of the Trojan Family connects you to great USC students and alumni, but also to a community of great and gifted students eager to learn more. That is one of the reasons why I am proud to be a Trojan.

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Shuntaro is a junior studying Chemical Engineering. Lover of nature and Game of Thrones. Click above to find out more.

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