My group posing with our project! #dreamteam

Out goes spring, in comes summer!

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It is crazy to think the that last week of school just ended. I can’t believe how fast this semester went, it seemed like just yesterday I was back home in Colorado for Winter Break! Even crazier is to think that I will be a senior next year. That’s just too much to handle right now. Looking back, there were a …

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Looking Back on Spring Semester and Forward to Summer!

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Somehow I’m already finishing my spring semester of junior year (even though I swear it just began)! It’s been an amazing semester and I’m sad to see it end, but I’m also incredibly excited for the start of the summer. This semester I got to take 5 upper level civil and environmental engineering classes, which was an awesome new experience. I got to …

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The annual Vegas picture, the squad for 2014-2015!

April – the busiest month!

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As April almost comes to a end, looking back it was a very busy month! I had a lot going on for both classwork and extracurriculars, and it seems like every year April is always hectic! Here is what I have been up to the past few weeks! 1. Hockey Tournament in Vegas As I’ve mentioned before, I’m the captain of USC …

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ASCE Beach Day!

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This past Saturday, I got to spend the day at Dockweiler Beach, which is about 20 mins from USC. I had never been to Dockweiler, so getting to spend the day out by the water was really relaxing! As the social chair for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), it is my job to plan fun events so that …

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What Exactly is Civil Engineering?

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I remember being a high school senior and having to pick a major on the USC application. I had never taken an engineering course, I had no idea of what half of the options even were! I just knew that engineering was right for me. So I picked one that sounded cool (computer engineering/computer science) and hoped for the best. …

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The alternating layers of concrete and reinforcement!

Concrete Canoe Pour Day!

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This past Friday was a really exciting time for the American Society of Civil Engineers because we poured our concrete canoe! Pour day is a lot of work because we spend a whole day measuring, mixing, and placing concrete. In order to prepare for pour day, we had to make sure our mold was all ready to go. The mold …

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A rendering of the back side of our house!

Team Triangle!

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As I’ve mentioned, I have been working on my group project for my Building Science class (check out here and here)! After a long two months, my group finally got to present our project last week! Our midterm project was to entirely design a beach house in Malibu both architecturally and structurally. We nicknamed ourselves team triangle, because we had …

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USC ASCE on the exclusive tour of the Panama Canal!

My Trip to Panama!

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Hi everyone! I just back from my big trip to Panama this Sunday, and it hasn’t even really sunk in that I was just there. I had so much fun going to another country, and it was definitely a nice break from the consistent routine of school. So why I did I go to Panama? As I have mentioned in …

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Combining Architecture and Structural Engineering!

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This week we are focusing on our favorite classes, and by far my favorite class is ARCH 305a: Building Science II. I started to talk about it a few weeks ago in my blog here, but since then my group has made a lot process on our midterm project. The goal of the project is to design a triangular shaped …

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CE 473: Engineering in Real Life

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When I tell people about civil engineering, I usually end up discussing the most obvious things, such as the design of infrastructure.  But this semester, I’ve been lucky enough to expand my view of how civil engineering applies to my life in CE 473: Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics.  The class is taught not by an engineering professor, but by a lawyer, …

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Gameday!

Junior Year Fall Semester Preview

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Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun! Junior year means the start of some smaller, …

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Some friends and I in Madrid

Being a Woman in Engineering

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With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …

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Our team having some fun at dinner!

ASC National Competition

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Hey there!This past week I competed in the Associated Schools of Construction National Competition in Sparks, Nevada! It was a long week full of hard work but I had a great time and learned so much! This competition is part of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) SPARKS student organization group on campus. There were eight teams that competed …

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My Major: Civil Engineering

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When I tell people that I am studying civil engineering the typical response I get is “Oh so you want to build bridges and buildings?” I usually smile and nod in confirmation. However there is so much more that civil engineers do. Before coming to USC I really had no idea about all of the different tracks just within civil …

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Civil Engineering In My Own Words

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Civil engineers are responsible for designing and building the infrastructure we use in our daily lives. This includes roads, bridges, buildings, airports, other transportation networks, and water and power systems among other things. In my four years as a civil engineering student at USC I’ve learned about the properties of various building materials and then used those materials to design …

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Winter Break + Spring Semester Update!

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Hey guys! Not only has winter break already ended but also the first week of school is over! 2013 was a great year but I am thinking that 2014 is going to be even better – it’s off to a great start so far!

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Winter Break & My Last Semester in Civil Engineering at USC

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It’s hard to believe this is my last semester of undergrad at USC! I had a great break at home in San Diego, which was even more exciting because the Chargers made the NFL playoffs. It was great to be able to attend several Chargers games with my family throughout December. I spent the rest of my break with family …

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My Favorite Class: CE-210 Engineering Microbiology

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Sooo we’ve all got to play around with microscopes back in middle school, but what fun was looking at a strand of hair over and over again?? I realize how dorky this sounds but I never realized how amazing the microscopic world really is until starting this class back in August. Our class meets twice a week for about an …

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CE 334L, Mechanical Behavior of Materials: My Favorite CE Class This Semester at USC

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Every Thursday afternoon, I make the trek over to Kaprielian Hall – home to the Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – and head down to the basement classroom to take a seat in my favorite class of the semester: Mechanical Behavior of Materials, CE 334L lab. The lecture itself is earlier on in the week with Professor Masri, …

maisie gwynneCE 334L, Mechanical Behavior of Materials: My Favorite CE Class This Semester at USC