Summer in the Sun and Stars- Interning at Orbital ATK

Nathan Alvarez Aerospace and Mechanical, Beach, Free Time, Internship, Nathan, Sports, Work 0 Comments

This summer has been crazy trying to fit in work, time with family, and time at the beach. After taking one week off to travel to Seattle, I started working a full time internship at Orbital ATK in my hometown of Goleta, CA, and I’ve absolutely loved it. If you don’t already know, Orbital ATK is an aerospace and defense company …

Research with Robots: My Freshman Experience

Nathan Alvarez Aerospace and Mechanical, Involvement, Major, Nathan, Research, Study, Viterbi Life, Work 0 Comments

My freshman year, I was fortunate enough to start working in a research lab during my very first semester of college. As a part of the Viterbi Fellows program, I was exposed to various different research labs on campus with undergraduate assistant openings, and the Interaction Lab seemed the most aligned with my interests, so I emailed the faculty advisor …

More Studying, Less StuDYING

Siena Applebaum Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Although it may not be the most fun part, a significant portion of your time at college (especially as an engineering major) will be spent doing school work. Knowing some pretty and peaceful spots around campus can make doing that work so much more productive and enjoyable. Thankfully, USC is absolutely beautiful, with gorgeous landscaping and perfect SoCal weather, so …

AME 204: SOMe really cool applications

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hello friends! To start things off, my song recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsabQV0Yjk This semester, I am taking AME 204, which is Strength of Materials (SOM, hence my terrible pun). So far we’ve learned about different kinds of stresses and deformations a material can take. If this doesn’t sound interesting, I assure you I wouldn’t be blogging about it if it wasn’t. This …

Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Shana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

AME 310: Putting the “Engine” in Engineer

andrew-2017 Aerospace and Mechanical, Andrew, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Howdy everyone,   Seeing as I’m pretty much at the halfway point of my college years, I’ve been thinking back over my classes and what I’ve learned. Today, though, I’m going to highlight one class in particular. Last semester I took AME 310, Engineering Thermodynamics I, taught by Professor Egolfopoulos – and man, it was great.     From a …

Keepin’ it Classy

alexb-2017 Aerospace and Mechanical, Alex B., Biomedical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey y’all, it’s week 6 of Spring semester and things are starting to speed up in pace, especially class. While taking 16 units of hard science and engineering seemed super intimidating at the beginning of the semester, so far I am really enjoying my work load and I am learning some very applicable skills! Out of the 5 classes I …

Second Semester Senior

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Involvement, Service, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

  I’m writing this to you on a lovely Southern California day! And by lovely I mean we’ve been hit by El Nino and it is lovely to be inside cozying up to my computer and some hot tea. It’s hard to believe January has blown by so quickly, it’s going to be President’s Day in the blink of an …

Summer Internships at Walt Disney World and Future Plans

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Internship, Work 0 Comments

For the first two summers of college, I was lucky enough to get internship experience at the happiest place on Earth, Walt Disney World.  The first summer, I worked in the Environmental Engineering department, performing tasks like data analysis to see the ways in which we could reduce energy consumption in the parks and resorts.  My second summer, I interned …

My Favorite Class(es) – Mechanical Design and Film Symposium!

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Aerospace and Mechanical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

This semester, I have two favorite classes: AME305 (Mechanical Design) and CTCS466 (Theatrical Film Symposium).  These classes are, of course, very different because AME305 satisfies an elective credit for my Mechanical Engineering degree and CTCS466 satisfies an elective credit for my minor in Cinematic Arts.  I love how different these classes are, because I constantly get to exercise different parts …

What Mechanical Engineering Is To Me

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Most high school students, and most of the world’s population, really have no idea what it is Engineers do.  Some Engineers don’t even know what Engineers do.  As a Junior in Mechanical Engineering, I’m still trying to figure it out – and honestly, I’m okay with that.  I think Engineering is nearly impossible to describe; the things a person can …

My Summer at Disney!

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

I cannot believe it’s already been 5 weeks since I left SC!  I am missing it terribly, of course, but so far summer is fantastic.  I’m spending my days interning at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disney World! Last year, I interned in the Environmental Engineering Department, which I loved.  I worked mostly on data collection and data analysis to …

My Summer Plans: Interning at Walt Disney World

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Viterbi Summer 1 Comment

This summer, I am very lucky to be returning to Walt Disney World for a second summer! Last year, I worked in the Environmental Engineering Department, doing data collection and analysis regarding the ways to make Disney’s Parks and Resorts more energy efficient.  This year, I will be working in the Mechanical Engineering Department.  Since I am a Mechanical Engineering …

My Senior Spring Semester At A Glance

lauren Uncategorized 0 Comments

Is it really Spring semester already? And not just that– can it really be Spring 2013, the year I’m graduating and my LAST semester at USC?! It’s hard to believe. Sometimes Freshman year seems like just yesterday… Looking forward, how am I planning to spend my last semester here? Well I’m glad you asked! Classes: I’m taking four engineering courses this …

Fall 2012: A Semester in Review

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Hey Everyone, I can’t believe this semester is almost over… But I guess it’s not completely over yet! Classes are done, but finals are still on the horizon! Looking back, I can’t believe how much has happened since August. Here are a few of my favorite accomplishments…. 1. Learning a lot in my (really cool) classes! I took four engineering classes …