“It’s Not Like You’re Studying Rocket Science! OH WAIT!”

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Entrepreneurship, Hikes, Michael, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

This blog post, I want to start with a list of my extracurriculars last semester: Founded Mundo—a language translation messaging service/company—with LavaLab and taught myself Python development to make our first app prototype Acted as Secretary and Treasurer of AIAA, a professional Aerospace organization Regularly practiced with the USC climbing team Designed and built a custom set of speakers (See my …

An Audiophile Aerospace Engineer?!

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Last year I was at the Coachella music festival with a few of my best friends and I started to think pondering the massive speaker stacks each stage had. The kid in me knew I should have been just dancing to the music, but the engineer in me couldn’t help wondering how these machines could produce sounds so loud and …

Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Shana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

Shayna Goldberger Astronautical, Electrical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Shayna 0 Comments

This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

“Hanging” Around USC: How to Take the Stress out of Studying

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Michael, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

I’m going to be honest: engineering is a hard major and it can get really intensive at times, especially during finals season. Luckily I have some secret techniques and spots at USC to keep your heart rate below 100 beats per minute on those extra tough days.   First off, I’ve learned that it can be exhausting sitting in one …

Back in Step (and in the air)

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Naish, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Welcome back Trojans! And welcome to all new Trojans as well! The beginning of the year is always rich with excitement and reconnecting with friends. The first few weeks of school have seen some of my best experiences thus far at USC, and will always get me excited to return from whatever I’ve been doing the past summer (although the …

If I Told You, I’d Have To Kill You: My Summer Internship at Northrop Grumman

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If I told you everything about my summer internship at Northrop Grumman Corporation, I’d have to kill you. But let’s start with the basics. Northrop Grumman Corporation is the fifth largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world and has four business sectors: aerospace systems, electronic systems, information systems, and technical systems. As an astronautical engineering major, I believe aerospace …

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Markus Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hey Everyone! This summer has flown by so quickly, but did not disappoint in the memories or the adventures!  Right when the semester ended, I had the opportunity to travel with the iPodia Program to Israel where we experienced its rich and ancient history firsthand.  Out of all the places I visited, I would have to say that Acre/Old Akko …

My Major: Aerospace Engineering

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Last semester,  I tried to give a little insight into what it is like being an aerospace engineer here at USC, so definitely check that out but I also wanna point you guys into some other directions about what makes my major so coooool. In my previous posts (here and here), I mentioned the classes i’m taking this semester and also …

Choosing Classes: A Balancing Act

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Today I registered for my last semester of classes at USC (pause for nostalgic moment). My remaining required classes for my major are Spacecraft Mission Design, and Spacecraft Dynamics, 2 classes that will be filled with other smart people passionate about Astronautics. However, to graduate, I need 2 more classes that fulfill the engineering degree’s Technical Electives. Tech Electives are …

My Summer

warren Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hey Everyone!!!!   Welcome back! As you might know, 27 April was the last day of classes here at USC! Yep-on the semester system, you have 15 weeks of classes, and that’s it! A bit different from what you might be having in high-school. This Monday and Tuesday are what we call ‘stop-days’ …..a chance for you to collect yourself…notes, …

Aero-Design Team Trip to Qantas Airbus A380

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Last week, I went along with the USC Aero-design Team, to see the Qantas Airbus A380 at LAX.  The A380 is the largest and the most technologically advanced airplane. The engines are quieter and more fuel-efficient than any other airplane.  The A380 can hold up to 450 passengers.  We got to get up close and personal with this huge 2-story …

Why I chose USC

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Hi Everyone!   Hope you are all having a fabulous week! I sure know I am- it’s spring break! I just got back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming this evening where I’ll be for a few days…then on down to Salt Lake City to hang with a few buds, then down to Las Vegas for St. Patty’s Day (with some …