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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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I love getting to hang out with all my engineering friends outside of class!

Viterbi Ball: The Best Part of EWeek!

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Spring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching How I Met Your Mother- I’m obsessed! Hey everyone! Happy January! I’m very excited to be back for my last semester as an undergrad, and am also so grateful that I’m staying one extra semester for the progressive degree program.  I still have a packed semester but it will be awesome! I still have three chemical engineering …

LyssaSpring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!
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Highlights of Fall Semester

Betty Betty, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This semester has been crazy busy, but still so amazing. As finals approach I am reflecting on all of the opportunities I’ve had this semester, and all the amazing events that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of and attend. Here are the top 10 moments of this semester! 1. VPC Retreat I already blogged about the Viterbi …

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The bottle rocket my partner and I made. The blue dome on top was 3D printed in ABS plastic.

Exciting Projects: Bottle Rockets

Ian Ian, Uncategorized 2 Comments

This semester I’m taking AME 309, Dynamics of Fluids. I know what you’re thinking, “ew,” it was my same thought when I saw that I needed to take it this year. The class is challenging, that is no question, but all of the learning that we have done so far has culminated with one really fun project: building a bottle …

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3D4E… My Favorite Student Org!

Jordan Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

So if you have read any of my other blogs, I doubt this comes to you as a shock… but my favorite student organization on campus definitely has to be 3D4E. It stands for 3D for everyone, and means exactly that! We aim to provide everyone who is interested in 3D printing the opportunity to get involved in whatever aspects …

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Student Org: AIChE

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional student organization for students interested in a field related to chemical engineering.  Interests in specific futures range from petroleum to consulting to consumer products such as food.  The org hosts a variety of activities that open doors to expanding your network and learning something new about what CHE has to offer. …

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My Favorite Student Organization: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

My favorite student organization is the one that I’ve had the largest opportunity to grow in: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers! I joined the American Institute of Chemical Engineers when I was a freshmen as a way to get to know the chemical engineers at USC outside of the classroom. At the time, I didn’t realize that an added …

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Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

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Don’t Get Discouraged

Frankie Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

When you get into USC, especially as an engineer, you are a pretty unique student that tends to be at the top of their class. When you get here, you are surrounded by top tier students that were the top of their class and could have gone to wide range of top rated schools. The competition is at a higher …

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My Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hello everyone!  This week we are all blogging about our favorite involvement and I’m going to share my absolute favorite- Freshman Academy Coaching! Freshman Academy is a class all incoming freshman engineers take, and it is basically a class that explains on a very broad scale what engineers do and what kinds of problems they solve.  There are students from …

LyssaMy Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!