What is Chemical Engineering?

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Blogged while procrastinating doing my mass transfer homework. Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to take the chance to explain a little bit about what Chemical Engineering means to me, and how my view of chemical engineering has changed over the past four years. When I first started I thought chemical engineers make chemicals.  What chemical engineers actually do …

Chemical Engineering: A Major of Opportunities

Makana Krulce-2015 Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

It’s funny how my definition of what chemical engineering has changed throughout my years here. Not drastically, of course, but I keep expanding my definition of where a degree in chemical engineering can take me. I keep finding out that I have opportunities in things like consulting and business, which I never really considered before! It’s exciting to find more …

Teamwork in Engineering

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Research, 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 …

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 …

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 …