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Perks of Being an Engineer

Frankie Chemical Engineering, Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Being an engineer has the negatives of having a good amount of work week to week, but the perks definitely out weigh the negatives. Included in sed perks are awesome lasers, playing with acids, FIRE and simply just working with cool machinery. This is only my perspective of the things I have done, but there are so many more cool …

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Teamwork in Engineering

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Blogged while listening to Smoke + Mirrors- Imagine Dragon’s new album! Hello everyone! Happy E-Week.  This week is all about celebrating engineering and all the cool things engineers do.  Here at USC we are celebrating with all sorts of activities, my favorite of which is Viterbi Ball at the end of the week! Check out Betty’s blog about it- she’s …

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Chemical Engineering Lab

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Spring semester junior year for ChemE’s generally means it’s Lab time.  One of the most crucial classes is CHE 444a.  An opportunity to real life lab applications and skills the whole class is hands on.  Each week we perform one of the labs and then subsquently write a report.  We work in groups and learn to not only master the skills …

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The lab I worked in freshman and sophomore year!

My Research Experience: From Engines to Nail Polish

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  Hey everyone! Happy hump day. Today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about the various research projects I have been involved with thus far. I knew in high school that I wanted to get involved in research as soon as possible. In fact, the fact that I could start working under a professor in their lab …

SarahMy Research Experience: From Engines to Nail Polish
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My Spring Semester at a Glance

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Hey Everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of spring semester. This semester is going to be incredibly busy, but a lot of fun at the same time. Here’s a brief preview of what I’m going to be doing this semester! Classes: This semester, I’m taking Viscous Flow, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Nanostructured Materials, and Chemical Engineering …

SarahMy Spring Semester at a Glance
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My Favorite Student Organization: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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My favorite student organization is the one that I’ve had the largest opportunity to grow in: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers! I joined the American Institute of Chemical Engineers when I was a freshmen as a way to get to know the chemical engineers at USC outside of the classroom. At the time, I didn’t realize that an added …

SarahMy Favorite Student Organization: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! #ViterbiLifepic.twitter.com/KNJUWFz8Kv …

LyssaMy Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!
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Interning at Texas Instruments

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Hi everyone! This week is career week here at Viterbi! Last night was an event called VINE, which stands for the Viterbi Industry Networking Event. Over  70 companies attended this event, and it was a great chance to get to know recruiters in a more casual setting before the career fair today! Although I still went to VINE, and am …

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CHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE

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Midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find me both confused and satisfied at the same time.  It sounds contradicting, but that’s when you’ll find me in CHE 442: Chemical Reaction Engineering. One of the most challenging but rewarding classes for me since my first year as a chemical engineer has been Reactors.  The class focuses on problems involving the design and operation …

HannahCHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE
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CHE 330 Thermodynamics: Controlling Heat

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When I first met older chemical engineers, I can remember them always mentioning “Thermo” like it was a myth or a legend; “Oh you’re a freshmen, that means you haven’t taken thermo yet.” The way I see it now is somewhat like a right of passage as a Chemical Engineer. It’s a challenging engineering class that is an extension of …

FrankieCHE 330 Thermodynamics: Controlling Heat
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My Favorite Class: CHE 444L- Chemical Engineering Lab

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey guys! This week we are talking about our favorite classes this semester, and mine has to be my chemical engineering lab class! This is a two part class so it is my second semester in it, but I love how hands on it is, and how much practical application I get out of the class.  I definitely feel my …

LyssaMy Favorite Class: CHE 444L- Chemical Engineering Lab
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Kicking off Junior Year!

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We’re back into a new fall semester! I’m so excited this year because I’m not only getting into more chemical engineering classes that focus on my emphasis (nanotechnology) but also more of my consumer behavior minor classes. CHE 487 Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Engineering: I’m looking forward to seeing how nanotechnology today applies to almost everything we use from consumer products …

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My Senior Fall Semester!

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So, apparently it’s my senior year… What?! Where did the time go? I don’t think I’m ready to admit that I’m graduating soon. Thankfully, I have a pretty solid bucket list for my last couple semesters here, so I hope to finish this year. This semester is going to be pretty exciting. I have quite a busy senior year schedule …

MakanaMy Senior Fall Semester!
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A Preview of My Fall Semester!

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Hey everyone! Hope you all have had a good start back to school so far. It’s really hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I’m starting the second half of my time as an undergraduate here at USC! I’ve come a long way since Freshman year, and I can’t wait to see how I continue to …

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My Summer at Accenture!

Lyssa Lyssa, Uncategorized, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

This summer I changed gears a little bit from chemical engineering and interned at Accenture- a technology consulting company.  Before this summer I didn’t really understand what consulting was, and after this summer it is still really hard to explain.  Basically though other companies hire our company to fix their technology related problems! I spent the summer in Norwalk, California …

LyssaMy Summer at Accenture!
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My Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot …

SarahMy Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program
At the Viterbi Awards with John, who is the other co-founder of QuEST at USC!

Finally- A Summer in LA!

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Happy end of the semester at USC! The time has really flown by this semester, but I am really stoked for this summer. For the first time, I’ll be spending my summer at USC, and I couldn’t be happier to spend some more time at this school I call home. When I was in Germany last semester, I really did …

MakanaFinally- A Summer in LA!
Loved spending the evening with other VSAs!

The Viterbi Awards

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This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, …

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