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Space Mission Design

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Classes have been quite busy, but all a great learning experience.  I have the opportunity to take Space Mission Design which essentially provides a certain issue, and you get the chance to design a mission to address this need.  This semester we are looking to track the migration patterns of whales and stream live video from tagged whales. …

MarkusSpace Mission Design
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“What is ISE, anyway?”: Part 1

Juliana industrial and systems, Juliana Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. This week I’m going to blog about one of my favorite topics – my major! I’m actually splitting this blog into a two-part series. This week I’ll talk about what ISE is in general. Then, next week I’ll talk about where my ISE friends at USC work both in internships and …

Juliana“What is ISE, anyway?”: Part 1
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Engineering

Hannah Chemical Engineering, Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Chemical Engineering in a nut shell can be experience in CHE 444a.  A completely hands on lab class I’m taking this semester, we’ve already done labs involving material from all the engineering and chemistry classes I’ve taken so far at USC. From liquid liquid extraction to corrosion to mass transfer, some of the material is even from classes I will …

HannahEngineering
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Awesome Group Projects: Database for CSK Longevity

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys! I hope everything is going well. This week I want to write about one of the coolest group projects I’ve done so far! As an Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) major, I can attest to the fact that ISE classes do a lot of group projects. While I will be the first to admit that I did not …

JulianaAwesome Group Projects: Database for CSK Longevity
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Teamwork in Engineering

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, 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 …

LyssaTeamwork in Engineering
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A Break from Engineering- CTCS 469 Analysis of Film Style- Tim Burton vs. Wes Anderson

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Blogged while eating Valentine’s Day chocolate! Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to talk about an awesome class I’m taking outside of engineering- Analysis of Film Style! The class is all about comparing the work of two of the most identifiable directors in Hollywood- Tim Burton and Wes Anderson.  I decided to take this class because it would …

LyssaA Break from Engineering- CTCS 469 Analysis of Film Style- Tim Burton vs. Wes Anderson
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People from Other Majors Wish they could B-ME!

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi guys!   This I wanted to talk solely about biomedical engineering, the best major at the University of Southern California. One of the best things about this major is that you get a great insight to a LOT of different areas of science and engineering. And what I mean by that is you get to take a bunch of different …

JordanPeople from Other Majors Wish they could B-ME!
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Chemical Engineering Lab

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

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 …

HannahChemical Engineering Lab
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What I’m Actually Learning in Class: BME 201

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

BME 201 has the formal title “Biomedical Engineering Practice.” It’s a rather broad title, that could mean a lot of different things. How to get a job in BME, what BMEs actually learn, what the field is comprised of, etc. The class isn’t a traditional class: take notes, do the homework, take the test, lather rinse repeat. Instead it’s a …

EmilyWhat I’m Actually Learning in Class: BME 201
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The Nature of Competition

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

MarkusThe Nature of Competition
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Looking Forward: Spring 2015

Emily Emily, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Weirdest thought ever: once this semester is done, I’ll be halfway done with college. Some (read: most) days I feel like I just got here and that it (college, life) can’t be moving this quickly. I’m really excited for everything in store for me this next semester and definitely this summer! Over break I took a quick detour to Disneyland with …

EmilyLooking Forward: Spring 2015
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Spring 2015

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

We’re back for the spring 2015 semester and there’s a whole lot in store!  This semester I’m taking some of the most relevant chemical engineering classes including CHE 444a, MASC 350 and CHEM453. 444a is a lab based class consisting of 9 different hands on lab reports that are applicable to the real world.  I’ll not only learn how to …

HannahSpring 2015
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A Snapshot of My Last Semester at USC!

Lauren Lauren P. Leave a Comment

It’s hard to believe that I’m in my last semester of college! I have five exciting classes to look forward to in the last push before graduation, and I am really looking forward to what I will be learning this semester. I am in three biomedical engineering classes this semester, along with two fun electives to get as much as …

LaurenA Snapshot of My Last Semester at USC!
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My Last Semester as a Junior!

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your breaks as much as I did. I spent a lot of quality time with my family and even got to hit the slopes for some skiing. I also was lucky enough to watch the Trojans beat Nebraska at the Holiday Bowl! Now I’m back in the groove of things at USC and …

JacquieMy Last Semester as a Junior!
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My Spring Semester at a Glance

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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 …

SarahMy Spring Semester at a Glance
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Looking Forward to Spring 2015

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

MollyLooking Forward to Spring 2015
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Spring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching How I Met Your Mother- I’m obsessed! Hey everyone! Happy January! I’m very excited to be back for my last semester as an undergrad, and am also so grateful that I’m staying one extra semester for the progressive degree program.  I still have a packed semester but it will be awesome! I still have three chemical engineering …

LyssaSpring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!
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Classes, Organizations and Fun: Spring 2015 Preview

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, Welcome back from Winter Break! I had a blast relaxing back home in Portland, Oregon. Loved catching up with a lot of great friends from high school tonight! #winterbreak — Juliana Porter (@juliana_porter) December 29, 2014 But now we’re back for another awesome semester. Here’s what’s on my mind after nearly a month off: 1. College Football National …

JulianaClasses, Organizations and Fun: Spring 2015 Preview
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Exciting Projects: Bottle Rockets

Ian Ian, Uncategorized 2 Comments

This semester I’m taking AME 309, Dynamics of Fluids. I know what you’re thinking, “ew,” it was my same thought when I saw that I needed to take it this year. The class is challenging, that is no question, but all of the learning that we have done so far has culminated with one really fun project: building a bottle …

IanExciting Projects: Bottle Rockets