Spring Semester At a Glance!

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Hey everyone! Spring semester of junior year has officially begun….that means I’m going to be a senior pretty soon! Can’t believe it! Time flies so fast! I have a ton of awesome stuff happening this semester… First of all, classes are already well underway! I’m taking: EE 326: Essentials of Electrical Engineering- Time to go back and review my Physics …

My Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering

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Hi everyone! So, my major is Industrial & Systems Engineering, or ISE. What exactly is ISE? A lot of people characterize ISE as “the engineering field for the business type”. But in general, many seem to have different perceptions of what this field actually is. My definition of ISE is: A branch of engineering that seeks to optimize efficiency, profit, …

My Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering (Information Systems)

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I love my major!  I consider myself a very efficient and organized person who enjoys math and solving problems very logically and strategically.  This is why I feel like Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is the best choice of major for me.  ISE is an integrated discipline that connects the business world with the technical world.  You are essentially an …

ITP 482 Project

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Hi guys! One of the classes I’m in is this semester is ITP 482, Engineering Database Applications. It’s sort of an extension of ISE 382 (Database Design, Management, and Implementation), which I took last semester. In ISE 382, I learned how to use tools, such as Microsoft Access and Visio, to design and maintain relational databases. Part of the course was learning …

Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Hey everyone, This week, I’m going to talk a little about my involvement with the USC chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). This is on my mind this week, because they recently got a twitter and I started following them. IIE hosts a variety of different activities for its members throughout the school year. These activities are social, …

Viterbi Professors: Not So Scary After All!

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Hey everyone! This week, I want to discuss my experiences with my professors while at Viterbi. As a freshman coming into college, I was very intimidated by my professors. I knew that the Viterbi professors were extremely qualified and knowledgeable in their fields, and I was worried that if I didn’t understand something, they might think I hadn’t been paying …

Fall 2012: Busy, but oh, so exciting!

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Hey everyone! I’m finishing up my third week of the semester! I’ve been sooo busy so far. But I’m really enjoying being back at USC! This semester I’m taking 5 Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) Classes: ISE 331: Introduction to Operations Research: Stochastic Models- Probably my hardest class so far. I’m trying to remember everything I learned in probability last …

Recently, In Steve’s Semester

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Hey everyone! Welcome back! It sure was a great summer, interning at Amgen and going back home to Wisconsin a few times! Now we’re back to school and honestly it feels great! I can’t believe I’m already a senior! I did decide to stick around next year and get my Masters in one extra year as part of Viterbi’s Progressive …

My Summer Plans

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I can’t believe how fast this semester has gone by.  It seems like only a few weeks ago I was moving into my new apartment for my RA position.   The beginning of my summer is going to be super busy.  First, after getting approval and making some adjustments to my finals schedule, I’m actually leaving a week early to go to Taiwan …

My Summer Plans

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With only one week left of classes, summer is just around the corner. Which also means that my time here in California is also coming to an end. Although I’m really sad to leave USC after 4 amazing years here, I’m really looking forward to all the good things yet to come. The day after graduation my family and I …

Being a Woman in Engineering

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One of the questions I frequently get asked from prospective students and their families during Meet USC sessions is, “What’s the ratio of male to females in engineering?” It’s only then do I remember that I am, indeed, considered a minority in the engineering field. Although the Viterbi School of Engineering is about 30% women (beating out the national average …

Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

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This semester, I did a research project at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for my ISE 440 class. Our team studied the delay in medical equipment orders and reasons for lack of patient compliance with medication in the Pediatric Pulmonology division of the hospital. Before this project, I didn’t know much about the U.S. Healthcare system. However, now I feel much …

Industrial and Systems Engineering: In My Own Words

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Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a wonderful field to get into for anyone who wants to pursue a technical degree while getting their hands on a range of inter-disciplinary courses. In a single degree, an ISE major gets a solid foundation in engineering principles, maths and sciences, optimization techniques, accounting, and database structures, just to name a few. An …

Industrial & Systems Engineering in My Own Words

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Almost 90% of the time I tell people I am studying Industrial & Systems Engineering they ask me with a puzzled expression, “What exactly is that?” I don’t blame them for their confusion; after all, the name of my major conjures up images of antiquated machinery in some grimy Industrial Revolution-era factory. Industrial & Systems Engineering combines engineering and business …

Industrial and Systems Engineering In My Own Words

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When I was looking at colleges in high school I knew I wanted to study engineering, I just didn’t know what kind of engineering.  I knew I didn’t want to make robots like mechanical engineers or circuit boards like electrical engineers, but I still wanted to learn how to think analytically like an engineer.  While researching the different engineering programs …