AME 310: Putting the “Engine” in Engineer

Andrew Radbel Aerospace and Mechanical, Andrew, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Howdy everyone,   Seeing as I’m pretty much at the halfway point of my college years, I’ve been thinking back over my classes and what I’ve learned. Today, though, I’m going to highlight one class in particular. Last semester I took AME 310, Engineering Thermodynamics I, taught by Professor Egolfopoulos – and man, it was great.     From a …


To T.O or Not to T.O, That is the Question

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Professional & Academic, Shayna, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

Picture this: an economist, philosopher, cinematographer, and an engineer sit down to discuss the ethical and practical concerns of sending humans to Mars. No, this isn’t some weird riddle; this is my Friday 9 am discussion for my Thematic Option class (titled Searching for Life in the Universe: Mars and Beyond), and despite being on Fridays at 9 am it’s …


USC Bucketlist – The Best Events and Traditions at USC

Jordan-2016 Jordan, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hi guys,   This week I wanted to lay out a couple of things at USC that I think are truly special; while this list isn’t all inclusive, there’s a bunch of great starting points for you to see what events and traditions around USC are awesome! USC Gamedays Whether or not you are an avid football fan like myself, …


10/10 Would Recommend Classes at USC!

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey guys! So I’m really enjoying my semester so far, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite classes! I’ve discovered that my most interesting classes usually tend to be my engineering courses, and this is 100% true for my EE courses! My favorite part about my EE courses is that the theoretical and practical parts of engineering are …


When you like your class, you get As and sometimes vice-versa

Frankie Chemical, Frankie, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Once you begin to start your engineering career, you will start to realize that engineers get to do and study a lot of cool things. You will be able to work with dangerous liquids, thousand dollar machines and teachers that might be world renowned for their research. On top of working with people,  you will get to learn things like …

USC Sailing Class

USC Bucket List Class: Sailing

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Being a second semester senior means getting first choice of what classes I’m getting to take.  And this semester I’ve chosen to take Nautical Science 101, more commonly known as Sailing! It’s a great addition to my engineering schedule which includes Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Air Pollutants, and Wastewater Treatment Design. During this course, we have lectures on safety, terminology, and how to sail …


Keepin’ it Classy

Alex Aerospace and Mechanical, Alex B., Biomedical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey y’all, it’s week 6 of Spring semester and things are starting to speed up in pace, especially class. While taking 16 units of hard science and engineering seemed super intimidating at the beginning of the semester, so far I am really enjoying my work load and I am learning some very applicable skills! Out of the 5 classes I …


Environmental Engineering + Nonprofits = Life

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

When thinking about my favorite classes, I have two in mind that I love: PPD 402 and CE 210L. I took CE 210L (aka Introduction to Environmental Engineering Microbiology) last semester and it was such a cool experience. In class we learned about sulfur bacteria and their role in odor control and crown corrosion in sewer pipes, and the same …

I designed my mission by referencing the successful ESA Rosetta Mission.

Space Mission Design: To Infinity and Beyond!

Alex-2016 Alex, Astronautical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

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 …

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Favorite Classes: Outside of Engineering!

Hannah Hannah 0 Comments

Some of my most memorable classes were from outside Viterbi and in topics I never thought I’d be learning about. Checkout the highlights below: Intro to Advertising: interested in advertising from both the creative process and business perspective, I recommend taking this class that provides a general overview with both in both a theoretical and hands-on approach.  I got to …

Building Science Project

Kelly’s Class Guide

Kelly Athletics, Beach, Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

With school work starting to pick up, it is always nice to have a three-day weekend. However from Wednesday to Saturday, I was actually up in Reno, Nevada for the ASC Student Competition which is a construction management competition that members of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) attend. There are a number of different divisions within the overall competition like …