Moderating Honors Colloquium

Eric Eric Leave a Comment

This spring semester, I was lucky enough to be asked to be the moderator of the Honors Colloquium program at Viterbi and a part of my job as moderator was to find half the speakers to come in every Friday to first have lunch with a small group of students and then speak to the whole class. Being a freshman …

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Starting a Student Org at USC: Theta Tau

Eric Eric Leave a Comment

After deciding to come to USC, I did hours and hours of research on what clubs and student organizations I wanted to join. Immediately, I knew that I wanted to be a part of SC Racing, the Formula SAE team at USC, as well as play club water polo. I enjoyed the idea of brotherhood established in USC’s Greek system, but …

EricStarting a Student Org at USC: Theta Tau
USC EE 150, electrical engineering

Diving Headfirst into Engineering

Michelle Michelle Leave a Comment

One of the things I love most about USC Viterbi is how as a freshman, I was able to have hands-on experience in my courses. I took courses that allowed me to see the real-life applications of electrical engineering. I built projects and wrote programs to make those projects actually work and serve a purpose! Studying engineering at USC Viterbi is …

MichelleDiving Headfirst into Engineering
We "grounded" the circuit to my ankle bone... get it? Because feet touch the... ground?

Medical Electronics Final Project: ECG

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan Leave a Comment

Hey guys! This week we finished our Medical Electronics (BME302) group project, creating an ECG using operational amplifiers, highpass and low pass circuits, and bioelectrodes attached directly to, you guessed it, me! Check out some of the pictures from our circuit and the output we got… my heartbeat! Disclaimer: do not hook any electrical circuits up to your body without …

JordanMedical Electronics Final Project: ECG

My Spring 2015 LavaLab Project

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey guys,   This week I wanted to talk to you about the progress of my LavaLab team’s progress. For those of you who don’t know, LavaLab is an on campus student incubator program that allows small groups of students to work on design oriented solutions to everyday problems of their choice. Our team decided to work on creating a …

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Tips and Tricks to Master Freshman Year

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys,   This week I wanted to talk to you about some of the tips and tricks that I found when I was a freshman (and some that I didn’t learn until later in my college career that can help you out when you first get on campus). 1. The first and foremost of which you are probably the …

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My Best Advice to Freshmen- Get to know EVERYONE!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Blogged while getting ready for Explore USC! Hey everyone! This week we are sharing our best advice for freshmen, and as I look back over my four years I can come up with a lot of tips that help through the transition period from high school involvement.  Everything from don’t miss football games to try really hard especially your first …

Lyssa Aruda-2015My Best Advice to Freshmen- Get to know EVERYONE!
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

Why did I choose USC?

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Lyssa, Why USC Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching Friends! I think when it really comes down to it, I think the one thing that stood out about USC was that the students here were genuinely happy.  When I thought about where I wanted to spend four years of my life, it was definitely in the place where everyone was happy.  And I think that all the …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Why did I choose USC?
USC Coliseum

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
USC Wall

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

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?

What is Chemical Engineering?

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, 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 …

Lyssa Aruda-2015What is Chemical Engineering?

Space Mission Design

Markus Astro, 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. …

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LA Skyline

What Exactly is Civil Engineering?

Molly Civil and Environmental, Engineering, Molly, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Class 1 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?

“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
viterbi ball

Viterbi Ball 2015!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, 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 …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Viterbi Ball 2015!
Reverse Engineering the Brain

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