Back At It: Start of Sophomore Year

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Although summer was absolutely amazing, I’m super excited to get back into the swing of things for school. When I last posted, I was just ending my internship at Aera Energy and about to drive back to my hometown in Denver for a couple weeks. Unfortunately my trusty ‘99 Jeep Grand Cherokee had some mechanical issues and I got stuck …

Chevron Round 2

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Missed the last chevron experience? Check it out here. Or keep reading! Back for another summer in Bakersfield California at Chevron as a Reservoir Engineer, I have so much to share.  Reservoir Engineering is a branch of petroleum engineering that analyzes drainage problems during developing, expanding, and producing oil or gas from a reservoir.  The goal is to maximize efficiency …

Summer Internship with Aera

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This summer I’ll be working for Aera Energy in Bakersfield, CA! Aera Energy is an upstream oil and gas producer, which means it finds oil fields, plans how to effectively produce from the field, drill the wells, and the sells the crude oil and natural gas to other companies. It was last semester in October that I was offered the internship, and I …

What is Chemical Engineering?

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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

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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 …