Coolest Class: CSCI 101 Intro to CSCI

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The coolest class I have taken is the intro to computer science class from my first semester freshman year. Professor Redekopp taught this course for the first time (a graduate from the CSCI department at USC) and really took it upon himself to make sure students had a broad but realistic overview of what computer science is like at USC. …

Engineering is an Art, too

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A lot of times, it feels like we engineers have nothing in common with artists.  Engineers like equations that give definite answers.  Artists can depict whatever they want.  There’s only one way to interpret an engineer’s design.  A painting? It can mean whatever the viewer wants it to mean.  Engineers pride themselves on a foundation in science. But there’s a …

Women in Engineering

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Well first off, being a female engineer is awesome. For my whole childhood, I wanted to be my older brother. When he was in kindergarten, I would sit at the kitchen table doing silly workbooks pretending to be in class until he got home from school. If he ate all his dinner, then I did too and when he wanted …

Engineering in my own words: Computer Science

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Besides all the fun themed parties, weekend trips snowboarding, and days spent soaking up the sun which you can read about in everyone’s blogs, I promise we do study…. A lot. My first semester freshman year, I took my favorite Computer Science class where some of our projects included extracting an image from a green screen and placing it in …

Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing

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I spent Tuesday through Friday of this past week in Portland, Oregon for the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing. Almost two months ago, my advisor sent an email with information about the conference and on a whim, I decided to apply. Viterbi awarded me a scholarship to attend but I was still second guessing missing almost a full …

My first Graphics based Video Game

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I just finished my first completely GUI based video game complete with multiple levels, various characters, and so many cool features! As part of CS200, every two weeks we complete a homework assignment and for the past few weeks I have been working on “A Bird’s Life.” The first homework was a text based game that scrolled sideways and allowed the …

Factory Project: Manager Edition

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Today was really exciting for me, in a sort of nerdy yet not entirely academic way. I got to meet a team of about fifteen students, including Chandler, who I will be working with for the rest of the semester. Our project, which I’ve written about before, is a factory simulation that involves computer science students from two classes coming …

Summer in Rome (And Other Stuff)

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So I got some really great news recently: I was accepted to the Viterbi Summer Abroad program in Rome! I’ll be spending six or seven weeks… something like that… with Tim, Will, and about thirty other people studying there, and I can’t wait. I’ll also have another few weeks for touring around Italy afterwards with my parents. Every year, Viterbi …

My First Post

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Hey! Welcome to my blog. This is my third (or fourth… maybe) attempt at writing about some of the things that I encounter during the week, and I’m committed to keeping it updated on a regular basis. This time, I’ll just start with a quick summary about who I am and why I’m writing here on Viterbi Voices. My name …