An Audiophile Aerospace Engineer?!

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Last year I was at the Coachella music festival with a few of my best friends and I started to think pondering the massive speaker stacks each stage had. The kid in me knew I should have been just dancing to the music, but the engineer in me couldn’t help wondering how these machines could produce sounds so loud and …

Winter Break Recap and a New Semester!

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Happy 2017 everyone! I don’t want to believe it, but I’m halfway through my junior year. The semester is starting up, and it’s been great to get back into the swing of things. I’ve really been loving the “beginning of the semester high” everyone has been enjoying. There’s nothing better than coming back to school energized and excited. 🙂 I …

10th Anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of EE!

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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being the student speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering! It was a wonderful reception, and I was so excited to meet the namesake of USC’s amazing EE department, Dr. Ming Hsieh. I enjoyed myself immensely, especially when I listened to Dean Yortsos, Provost Michael …

What Classes do Electrical Engineers Take?

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So it’s hard to believe, but we are now past the halfway point of the semester. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the remaining of my semesters here at USC, which can be a little daunting considering I’m a junior now! For a quick update, I’m taking three electrical engineering courses: Linear Systems, Probability and Statistics for EE, and Physical Electronics. …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

Shayna Goldberger Astronautical, Electrical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Shayna Leave a Comment

This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

Best Parts of Being a College Student at SC!

Michelle Electrical, Food, Free Time, Michelle, Museums, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! The semester is almost over, it’s and kind of crazy to think that I’m going to be halfway done with college! This got me thinking about the amazing time I’ve had so far here at SC, and what my favorite parts are as an engineering student in the middle of LA. Of course, I love being an electrical …

10/10 Would Recommend Classes at USC!

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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 …

SC Racing: Coolest Student Organization Around!

Michelle Design Teams, Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! The semester is finally in full swing, with midterm season looming in the (not-so-far) distance! On the bright side, with the semester in full force, this means that all the student organizations are also hard at work! One of my favorite student organizations at USC is definitely SC Racing! Last year as a freshman, I began hearing about …

From Summer to Fall: Transitioning into a New Semester!

Michelle Apartment, Best of LA, Housing, Michelle, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This summer has positively sped by, and already I’m seeing myself back at USC in the middle of another exciting semester. Though this summer has been one of the most eventful summers I’ve had in a long time, I am thrilled to be back at USC! Distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder! As some of you may …

Electrical Engineering in My Own Words

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I came in to USC as an Undeclared Engineer, and at first I felt overwhelmed by the number of engineering options there were. Through advice from friends, Professors, and alumni (who I met through the Engineering Spotlight series at Viterbi), I declared Electrical Engineering (EE) in the beginning of my sophomore year.

Junior Year!

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Junior year just started and I can’t believe how great all my Professors are this semester! I am taking three EE classes (two on Integrated Circuits and one on Computer Architecture), a statistics class, and a general education class (on changing family forms in Western culture, specifically the United States).

Summer 2013: European Edition

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Hello Friends! I just finished my last class for the semester. It’s kind of strange! As cliche as it sounds, junior year quite literally flew past me. Some moments seem so far away, but others like they were merely minutes ago. 2 weeks from now, I will be done with finals and officially be a senior Trojan. I don’t really …

Spring 2013: Time Management Edition

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It’s always nice getting a good, month long break between semesters in order to recharge.  I definitely enjoyed myself, and watched what was probably and exorbitant amount of sports.  But this semester, I’m hitting the ground running, with a packed schedule and a lot of important goals to accomplish! I’m taking 5 classes, and I’ll elaborate a little on what …

Wrapping up The Fall Semester

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Alas, the final week of classes are over and done with! This week was jam-packed with final papers, presentations, and projects. In my technical entrepreneurship class, Brenton and I gave our final pitch for the opportunity/venture we’ve worked on all semester to actual investors sitting in on the class. That same morning, I turned in my final piece of script …

My Major: Electrical Engineering

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Hey everyone! Ironically enough, “simply” choosing your major can be the most painstaking part of your college application process. It was for me and I remember applying to a few different schools with different, science and math related majors because of my indecisiveness. I am just extremely glad I applied to Viterbi with the intent to study Electrical Engineering. I …

My Major: Computer Engineering/Computer Science

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Here at USC, I study Computer Engineering/Computer Science (CECS), a major that entails both software (Computer Science) and hardware (Electrical Engineering classes focusing on Digital Logic/Computer Architecture).  The is that a CECS can go into either hardware or software, and that it is important to know the needs of a software designer to be an effective hardware engineer and vice-versa. …