Look familiar- This is the view from the rebel base camp in Star Wars Episode IV!

Taking Classes Outside of Viterbi as an Engineer

Juliana Juliana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. It was even more gorgeous and sunny than usual here in LA so I tried to spend lots of time outside! So even though this blog is all about Viterbi and my life as a Viterbi student, I thought I’d mix things up a bit this week and blog about …

JulianaTaking Classes Outside of Viterbi as an Engineer
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Why I Picked USC and Viterbi

Emily Emily, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

It’s crazy for me to think that a little more than two years ago, I had no idea where I was going to college. I didn’t know where I was going to spend the next four years of my life and I wasn’t even sure about my major. But I knew what I wanted out of college and what was …

EmilyWhy I Picked USC and Viterbi
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How I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I’ve been lucky to spend the past three years at my happiest place on earth, USC. And even through it seems like forever ago, that means it’s only been three short years since I was staring at a pile of acceptance packages from schools all over the country, completely unsure of how I was expected to decide. I was 17, …

MollyHow I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC
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Why USC? Why Viterbi?

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I’m sure as you are all starting to hear back from your college applications you’re starting to get to the hard part. What? You mean the countless hours of applications weren’t the hardest part of the process? Sad to say, but actually choosing where you want to go is really the thing that a lot of students have …

JordanWhy USC? Why Viterbi?
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What is Chemical Engineering?

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Blogged while procrastinating doing my mass transfer homework. Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to take the chance to explain a little bit about what Chemical Engineering means to me, and how my view of chemical engineering has changed over the past four years. When I first started I thought chemical engineers make chemicals.  What chemical engineers actually do …

LyssaWhat is Chemical Engineering?
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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 Exactly is Civil Engineering?

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Engineering Leave a Comment

I remember being a high school senior and having to pick a major on the USC application. I had never taken an engineering course, I had no idea of what half of the options even were! I just knew that engineering was right for me. So I picked one that sounded cool (computer engineering/computer science) and hoped for the best. …

MollyWhat Exactly is Civil Engineering?
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“What is ISE, anyway?”: Part 1

Juliana industrial and systems, Juliana Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all 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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Viterbi Ball 2015!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching the Amazing Race! This Friday, the greatest event of the year occurred- Viterbi Ball!! Think of prom for engineers, it’s a night where we all get dressed up and go dancing and have fun! It’s a great break from studying and it’s really cool to see all my favorite engineers out together. Viterbi Ball is also the …

LyssaViterbi Ball 2015!
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EWeek What Interests Me: Reverse Engineering the Brain

Emily Emily, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

It’s finally EWeek! EWeek is the Engineering Week at USC, with activities planned throughout the week for engineers specifically. It’s a lot of fun and there’s a lot that goes on to highlight the cool things that people are doing or trying to do, with the week ending with the fan favorite Viterbi Ball (kind of like Viterbi does prom, …

EmilyEWeek What Interests Me: Reverse Engineering the Brain
Operation VAMFA proposes to explore Venus' atmosphere.

Operation VAMFA and National Engineers Week

Alex Alex, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Welcome to the thick of E-Week 2015! I love National Engineers Week because the week is a celebration of engineering. This week, I’ve eaten at the E-Week barbecue and laughed at the E-Week talent show. And tomorrow night, I cannot wait for the Viterbi Ball! To me, E-Week is more than just fun, interesting activities. E-Week reminds me why I …

AlexOperation VAMFA and National Engineers Week
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My Favorite Engineering Project

Archana Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Happy E-week! I’ve done a lot of cool engineering stuff in college so far, but one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done was building an electric guitar as part of my final project in a class I took last semester, EE202: Linear Circuits. All we were given was a cigar box, a long block of wood, strings, …

ArchanaMy Favorite Engineering Project
I love getting to hang out with all my engineering friends outside of class!

Viterbi Ball: The Best Part of EWeek!

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Happy E Week! For those of you who don’t know, it’s national engineering week, a week where people all around the country celebrate engineering.  E Week is a pretty big festivity here at Viterbi, with events happening all week such as a kick-off carnival, quiz bowl, and a talent show. As great as all these things are though, …

SarahViterbi Ball: The Best Part of EWeek!
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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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Freshman Year Housing!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Freshman year is a wild and crazy time filled with new experiences in a new environment.  One of the best experiences is moving in and meeting all of the people in your dorm.  Freshman year I lived in Marks Hall where I grew close to all of the other students living there.  Marks Hall was only three stories …

MarkusFreshman Year Housing!
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Researching in Nanocomposite Materials

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! This week I wanted to take a chance to talk about my research experiences while I’ve been at school! I’ve worked in research almost every semester in college.  Getting involved in research is something I get asked about a lot and is actually pretty easy- it mostly just involves approaching your professors. I …

LyssaResearching in Nanocomposite Materials
The lab I worked in freshman and sophomore year!

My Research Experience: From Engines to Nail Polish

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

  Hey everyone! Happy hump day. Today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about the various research projects I have been involved with thus far. I knew in high school that I wanted to get involved in research as soon as possible. In fact, the fact that I could start working under a professor in their lab …

SarahMy Research Experience: From Engines to Nail Polish
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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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Back from Break!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

MarkusBack from Break!
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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