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Why USC you ask

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Why USC Leave a Comment

USC and a school referred to the the farm (Stanford for all that don’t know) were my two first choices.  That sounds kinda weird, but I couldn’t decide between either one or the other. Stanford was big, but the campus was everything I imagined since 8th grade dreams, and USC was a glorious surprise since I never considered it before …

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Comm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

Lauren Lauren P., Uncategorized Leave a Comment

My favorite class that I’m taking this semester is “Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues.” In this class, we research and discuss the physician-patient relationship. We analyze case studies that consist of research papers, personal stories or accounts, and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurse Jackie. Our class is mainly discussion based, which is especially interesting because we …

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Conquering Midterm Season

Molly Molly, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Starting October means welcoming fall, the start of cooler nights, pumpkin carving… and midterms.  Midterms, as a junior, are simply another part of my classes, something that I pencil into my schedule like anything else.  Doing well on a midterm can secure your grade for the rest of the semester, which is why I now look forward to them and …

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USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …

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CHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

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 …

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My advice to Freshmen

Josue Josue, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As my first year at USC comes to a close, I am constantly in a state on nostalgia. I miss those first few weeks when i first came on to campus. I remember being overwhelmed by all the opportunities and all the people that already knew what they wanted to do. Being a first generation college student I didn’t know …

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EE 150: Matlab, Coding, Compiling Oh My!

Emily Emily, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

In the life and times of a biomedical engineer, you take classes that cover multiple disciplines. Chem and bio are obvious staples of biomedical engineering, physics as well. Less well known, though is that as a biomedical engineer it’s a standard to learn a programming language called Matlab. It’s not as complicated as Java or C sharp or C++, but …

EmilyEE 150: Matlab, Coding, Compiling Oh My!
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How ITP-320 is Going to Get Me a Job

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“How many of you are sitting in this classroom because someone told you if you will take this class, you will have a job after college?” were the first words out of Professor Kale’s mouth in ITP 320, also known as Enterprise Information Systems. Now “Information Systems” (also the name of my concentration within Industrial and Systems Engineering) is incredibly broad …

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Work, Technology, and Organization: Not Your Typical Class

Lauren Lauren H. Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Coming at you from Leavey Library on campus this week! This semester I am taking four amazing classes, but my favorite has to be my ISE 440 class titled “Work, Technology, and Organization.” This class is taught by Dr. Greg Placencia who I had the pleasure of doing research with my freshman year when I worked alongside Dr. …

LaurenWork, Technology, and Organization: Not Your Typical Class
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AME 310: Thermodynamics, demonstrations and more!

Betty Aerospace and Mechanical, Betty, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

              Over the summer I blogged about my favorite freshman aerospace engineering intro class, but each semester brings a new list of classes and more favorite classes! This semester, my favorite class is AME 310. Initially I was scared to take this class because normally it is a course Juniors take; however, the course …

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Engineering Freshman Academy: My Favorite Class

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! We’re already on our fifth week of classes for the semester, and it’s hard to believe how fast the time is passing by. I wanted to take a few minutes this week to talk about my favorite class I’m involved with this semester! My favorite class this semester isn’t actually one I’m taking, it’s one I’m a coach …

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CE 473: Engineering in Real Life

Molly Civil and Environemntal, Molly, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

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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DSO 435: Enterprise Data Architecture

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all ready for the upcoming week. It’s going to be a busy one for me – my first midterm of the semester is coming up on Thursday in Physics 152: Electricity and Magnetism — yikes. On the bright side, I’m so excited for next weekend: we’re playing Oregon State in football! Now in case you …

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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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Engineering Philanthropy

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Imagine making over 200 sandwiches in just 20 minutes!  This past week, my Freshman Academy Class had a seemingly simple task ahead of them.  They found out soon enough though that something that appears to be easy at first–is much more difficult on a mass production scale. The class was challenged with the assignment: optimize the process of making a PB&J sandwich.  Given …

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My New Class: ISE 370

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Hi everyone! I hope you all have been enjoying your day so far. I have had a great couple of weeks getting back into my routine at USC. I cannot believe it is already half way through September! Time really flies when you are busy and having fun. Today, I wanted to focus on telling you a little bit about …

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So Far So Busy: Student Orgs, Classes, and Football

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

What a weekend! I know you’ve all probably heard a lot about the Weekender by now since it was nearly a week ago, but I have to mention it.  It was such a great game! Clearly, emotions were running high and Stanford certainly didn’t make it easy on us, but we won and that’s all a Trojan fan can ask …

EllenSo Far So Busy: Student Orgs, Classes, and Football
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Junior Year, Already?

Lauren Lauren H. Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! After a great summer with #ViterbiAbroad in Rome, I am happy to be back home at USC for a great junior year! This semester I’m excited because my classes are a lot more engineering focused and it seems like it’s going to be a little easier than some of my past semesters. I also have four-day weekends, it’s …

LaurenJunior Year, Already?
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Bring It On Fall Semester

Emily Emily, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Oh, fall semester. The semester of football, football, and football. Oh, and football. All right, so there’s a lot more to the start of the school year than just football, but given the history and culture of USC football, it’s worth mentioning (at least once). This fall is the start of my sophomore year and it’s going to be busy …

EmilyBring It On Fall Semester