Aerospace Engineering, ’21
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My name is Steven, and I am a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering. I am from Bentonville, Arkansas and, yes, I know I am the only one you know from that state. On campus, I am a member of SC AIAA (Professional Aerospace Organization) and I conduct research in two different labs under Professor Geoffrey Spedding. I work in the Dryden Wind Tunnel developing bio morphing wings for optimal flight. In addition, I work in the water channel on campus studying the effects of boundary layer pockets on air flow. I also play and am social chair for USC Club Baseball and am a brother and philanthropy chair in the social fraternity Beta Theta Pi. In my free time, I enjoy attending concerts around the area and being a restaurant connoisseur to places in LA.
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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My Major: Aerospace Engineering
How did I pick my major?
Growing up, I had always been fascinated with planes. I played Microsoft Flight Simulator on almost a daily basis, and took the window seat next to the wing so that I could see all of the moving parts. I grew up under the airspace for landing planes of two separate airports, and I always look up when I am outside and a plane flies overhead. I knew I wanted to be surrounded by planes my whole life, but it wasn’t until my first engineering class in eighth grade that I decided it would be through aerospace engineering. After doing a research project, I realized that aerospace engineering was the profession for me.
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Winter Break RocksJanuary 12, 2019
What I’m Thankful For: Wrapping Up 1st Semester Junior YearNovember 27, 2018
My Semester in ReviewNovember 24, 2018
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My Netflix Obsessions
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This is the most hilarious show I have ever seen and one that makes me want to live in a loft someday with my best friends in LA. Disclaimer: this is NOT a chick flick and will have you laughing for hours on end.
Favorite USC Tradition
My favorite USC tradition is the kicking of the light post on the way to the Coliseum for game days. There is no real reason to explain this but something about kicking a post on the way to watch the Trojans play football is amazing. I don’t know whether people have been doing this for years, or that it unites everyone on the long walk to the stadium, but I love it.