Recently, In Steve’s Semester

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Hey everyone! Welcome back!

It sure was a great summer, interning at Amgen and going back home to Wisconsin a few times!

Now we’re back to school and honestly it feels great! I can’t believe I’m already a senior! I did decide to stick around next year and get my Masters in one extra year as part of Viterbi’s Progressive Degree Program though, so I’m not totally worried about leaving just yet.

I’d like to take this post to give you a preview of my final fall semester as an undergrad


Electrical Engineering 338 – Physical Electronics! We’re learning how the mysterious and ever present semiconductor actually works

This is a model of the silicon crystal structure

Biomedical Engineering 405 – Senior Design Projects! I finally get to put all my BME skills to use and spend a semester making a tool that will actually work with input, output, biometrics, programming, statistics, and more. I’m excited!

We are learning to program in the industry standard LabVIEW. It’s a super powerful tool and language

Molecular Biology – Not gonna lie, I’m kinda tired of straight sciences at this point (engineering classes are my favorite), but MoBio seems cool because it’s really focused on genetics and the cell, which is at least my favorite part of bio.

Industrial and Systems Engineering 515 – Engineering Project Management. This is my first grad level class for my biomedical device design and engineering masters.

Sailing – It’s senior year, I’m taking sailing 😀

Student Orgs

This year I’m switching from being president of Colleges Against Cancer to co-president of the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering, since I wanted a new experience and ASBME ties closely to my career goals (obviously!). So far it’s been really fun and our events have been bigger and better than ever!

Two of Viterbi’s power orgs recruiting side by side at the involvement fair

Our first event of the year: the history and technology behind prosthetic devices

I’m also doing my final semester as a Freshmen Academy Coach (more of a #ViterbiClass than a student org), which is going great! We have some fun events planned for the class, starting with Infiltration (a giant four-way game of capture the flag), followed up by a trip to Griffith observatory, and finally we’re going to have a midnight broomballing tournament!


I got tickets for the weekender (many students go to NorCal to watch the Stanford game live), and the UCLA game, and when we get to the national championship, I’ll buy tickets and go to Miami. Matt Barkley will win the Hesiman.


I’m finally a card carrying member of the national Biomedical Engineering Society

Gordy and I set a record in Primeval Hunt at ESPN Zone in LA Live

Already made it to Santa Monica once this semester, so it’s a great start!

I finally purchased a TAP card for using LA Public Transportation


Here’s looking forward to a great semester!

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