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My Summer Plans in South Korea and Dallas

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I can’t believe this is my last week of undergrad classes. SCenior Year! I still have finals to look forward to, but on the other side of those finals, I’ve got an awesome summer to actually look forward to! Commencement is May 17, then on May 19 I’ll be heading to South Korea with the iPodia Class to finish up …

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Guest Blog: My Friend’s Startup

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Hey everyone! This week I wanted to share with you an example of the awesome things USC students achieve. My friend Alexa and her team have been working on a project all year and are almost ready to file for patents and start a company before they even graduate, so I asked her to write a guest blog! I hope …

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If you told me freshman year that I'd eventually take place in a kcikass dance battle with other Biomedical Engineers, I'd have said you were crazy. But that's college!

My Advice to my Freshmen: Get Involved

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As you may know, I am a Freshman Academy Coach, so each year I work with a class of freshmen as a mentor to help them get settled and make the most of their freshman year at USC. As such, I have given more advice than I could ever write down in a blog post, but one piece of advice …

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USC Relay For Life 2013

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For those of you who don’t know, Relay For Life is a huge, 24 hour fundraising/awareness event for the American Cancer Society. I’m a big part of USC’s Relay, having been President of USC Colleges Against Cancer Junior year after two years as the Team Recruitment Co-Chair. I am writing this blog at 5:30 in the morning, killing time between …

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SynTouch attends many trade conventions to advertise its products

Visiting a BME Startup by USC Alumni

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Dr. Gerald Loeb is a member of the BME faculty here, and it’s an understatement to say that his research is amazing. I’ve seen him present multiple times at events for the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering, and I’ve taken lots of students on tours to his lab for campus visit events, and the research he’s doing never ceases to …

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The Florida Keys were beautiful and relaxing after Disney!

Life After Break

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I just got back from an awesome vacation to Disney World and the Florida Keys with my Family for Spring Break 2013! It was truly magical. Now it’s time to get back to school for my last few weeks of Senior year! I have a bunch of fun, packed weekends now that my Grad-Level FDA Regulations class which met on …

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Feel the gameday energy!

USC in a Word: Energy

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If I had to describe USC in a single word, it would be: “Energy.” What does that mean? School-spirit, motivation, drive? Yes, and more! Ever since I first visited USC for Explore and saw how happy the students were to be here – how excited they were to go to USC – I’ve noticed an almost tangible energy on campus. …

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Paintballing with My Favorite Student Org

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My favorite student org, you ask? Why the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering, of course! Why is that my favorite student org? Because we do awesome things like dance battles (see the link just above!) and this weekend we went Paintballing! (Oh ya, and we also do professional events multiple times per semester that help get jobs for our members) …

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Dance Battle

Biomedical Engineers Have Talent

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Everyone and their mom is gonna blog about Viterbi Ball because it was amazing (and I totally won king with my awesome Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering co-president Sara as queen, and ASBME won the most spirited Viterbi Org award). Thank you to Lauren for planning such a great week with the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life. I encourage …

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Almost half our floor was able to reunite last Easter! I hope we can do it again this year!

My Freshman Dorm: Birnkrant

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I loved Birnkrant. Everyone who I’ve ever talked to that lived in Birnkrant loved it! (To be fair, I’ve noticed that most people claim their freshman dorm is the best, so maybe you can’t lose? Either way, I definitely won!)   I blogged about the awesomeness of my floor, BK4 last year so I mainly suggest you go read that. And please watch …

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Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering: Spring ’13

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I’m kind of obsessed with the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering. That’s probably for the best, since I’m one of the co-presidents, but I’d probably be pretty enthusiastic about the organization either way since we’re kind of awesome (which I’ve written about before – for a fun game, search “Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering” in this site’s search feature and …

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Have you ever seen a classier picture on a mountain? So many people complimented Ryan on his Buzz costume. Mostly the lift operators and tiny children.

When Every Day Is a Beach Day, Sometimes You’ve Gotta Ski

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People say that there are infinite things to do in LA. It’s basically true. And if you ever want a break from all the cool opportunities in the city, you can drive 1-6 hours to get to your favorite ski resort for the famous “ski in the morning, beach at night” experience. There are a couple places to ski here. …

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We get a whirlwind tour of the host city

Steve’s Spring Semester at a Glance

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Well, it’s finally here. Second semester senior year! This is definitely going to be a solid grand finale semester. I’m actually taking the most classes I’ve ever taken at once (6), they’re all engineering, and two are grad classes. Fun story: only two of those are actually required for me to graduate, I just wanted to squeeze as many cool …

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Couldn't think of a better capstone to a semester!

Heading into Winter Break

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The end of a semester is always bittersweet. Finally, all my huge projects will be done and turned in and I can study for the final and then I’m DONE! At the same time, college is going by way too fast and I can’t believe I’m entering my last semester of undergrad! Even though it flew by, I still got …

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Making a #ViterbiImpact

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If you do a search for the #ViterbiImpact hashtag on twitter (or head over to our twitter page on this very site!) you can get regular updates on the philanthropic/volunteer work my fellow Viterbi Student Ambassadors do in their free time or with our various clubs. We might be busy with engineering, but we’re never too busy to help out …

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Hilarious but not inoffensive, haha. What else would you expect from the creators of South Park?

LA Life: Book of Mormon

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Ask people what they like about living in LA and you’ll get a million different answers, but if you check out my student page, you’ll see that my answer is: “I love knowing that I can never have an excuse to be bored here!” Well, last Tuesday I certainly was not bored! I went to see the Book of Mormon …

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B^ME Gold

My Major: Biomedical Engineering (Electrical Emphasis)

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I blogged about Biomedical Engineering last year, so check that out for a quick primer on how I felt about it then. Honestly not much has changed since then, but I have definitely gained some perspective I’d like to share. Since writing that blog, I did a summer internship in Information Systems at Amgen, started my senior design project, attended …

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I've also got some nerdy apps living on this screen :D

My Life in Mobile Apps

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Time management in college is famously challenging. Throw in document and social life management, and you’ve got yourself an adventure. Whether you are of the belief that smartphones are the cause of or the solution to these increased demands on our time and organizational capabilities, you have to admit that they are incredibly useful. I recently got a new phone, …

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The main convention floor: exhibits from dozens of companies and schools, as well as thousands of research posters!

My First Biomedical Engineering Conference

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This weekend, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit Atlanta, Georgia for the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2012 meeting. The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the national parent organization that the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME) is part of. Over three days, I learned about the current state of the Biomedical Engineering field from research, diversity, industry, and legislative perspectives …

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Student/Faculty Interaction at its Finest

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Let’s start off this post with this exciting news: A recent Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering meeting with the chair of the department may lead to a totally new class next spring! Talk about quick turnaround! Our department chair is awesome, read on to find out why. I’ve blogged about ASBME before, because I really love our club! We do …

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