Space Mission Design: To Infinity and Beyond!

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This semester, I am taking my final undergraduate class: ASTE 421, Space Mission Design. So far, ASTE 421 has been an amazing experience and a fitting end to four years at USC. Space Mission Design is the capstone senior design course for the Astronautical Engineering degree. On day one, I was handed a Request for Proposal (RFP) and told to …

On the Career Hunt!

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The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Career Fair is upon us. With the career fair a little less than a week away, today marks the beginning of the preparation: editing resumes, touching base with recruiters, and applying to job opportunities online. The day of the career fair will be hectic. Sporting over 100 companies and the entire engineering school, the …

Space or Nothing: The USC Rocket Propulsion Lab

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Space or nothing: this is the slogan of the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab. I joined the Rocket Lab in the fall of 2013, the beginning of my sophomore year. Over the past two years, I have learned everything rocket-related, from research to design to hands-on builds. At first, my contributions to the lab fell into this third category: hands-on builds. …

A Final Year in Engineering Paradise

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Alas, senior year has finally come. I have only one more year in the engineering paradise called the Viterbi School of Engineering. While I will be returning to SC for a fifth year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, my final year of undergraduate studies will form the capstone to my Viterbi engineering experience. Now, I truly intend …

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

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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 …

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 …

Astronautical Engineering in my Own Words!

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  Hey everyone! So this week I’m blogging about my major: Astronautical Engineering. Astro engineering, or ASTE, is the study of all things space related! This means rockets, satellites, space vehicles, etc. USC is one of the only universities to offer this awesome degree, and it began as an official major here about 6 years ago to meet the rising …

My Favorite Student Involvement: USC Rocket Lab (USCRPL)

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In RPL, we get to live out every rocketeer’s dream job, because, at it’s core, RPL was created with the original goal of being the first student organization to launch a rocket into space (we’re sooooo close). Since it’s creation, we have produced rockets composed of unique materials, created in record time, and that traveled at very high speeds. The …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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Off to another great start with USC Viterbi classes for Astronautical Engineering! I’m particularly excited this semester because I just added an entrepreneurship minor, and I am currently enrolled in the first entrepreneurship class of the sequence- BAEP 450. Despite what many may think, it IS possible to take classes/minor while pursuing an engineering degree! Although it is still fairly …