My Favorite Viterbi Organization: Freshman Academy!

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all settling in for another great year. My semester has been busy, but wonderful so far. Today I’m going to blog about one of my favorite Viterbi student organizations – Freshman Academy! I love being a Freshman Academy Coach. Freshman Academy is a class designed to help freshman learn about the importance of engineering, the …

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A Final Year in Engineering Paradise

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Alas, senior year has finally come. I have only one more year in the engineering paradise called the Viterbi School of Engineering. While I will be returning to SC for a fifth year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, my final year of undergraduate studies will form the capstone to my Viterbi engineering experience. Now, I truly intend …


Starting a Student Org at USC: Theta Tau

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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 …

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Diving Headfirst into Engineering

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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 …

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

Medical Electronics Final Project: ECG

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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 …


My Spring 2015 LavaLab Project

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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 …


Tips and Tricks to Master Freshman Year

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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 …


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 …

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 …


Why did I choose USC?

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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 …

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

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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, …


Why USC? Why Viterbi?

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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 …


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 …


Space Mission Design

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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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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. …


“What is ISE, anyway?”: Part 1

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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 …

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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 …