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

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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 …

South African Summer And The Start of Fall!

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This summer was one of the most incredible summers of my life, as I got to spend it participating in a service learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa!  Cape Town was one of my favorite cities, and I am convinced it is one of the best places for a young person in the entire world.  Throughout my …

What Mechanical Engineering Is To Me

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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!

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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

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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

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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 …

My Major: Mechanical Engineering

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Hi Everyone! I’m so excited to hopefully meet some of you at the weekend’s Engineering EXPO as part of Discover USC. This week’s blog is about my major, Mechanical Engineering. I love being a MechE because the field is so dynamic and broad– we learn so many cool things, and the knowledge we gain has so many fields of application. …

My Major: Mechanical Engineering

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Hey guys thanks for checking out my blog! For those of you that don’t know, I’m a mechanical engineering major. However, I actually started my freshman year as an environmental engineering major. After the first semester, though, I realized that environmental engineering was not for me. Viterbi gave me plenty of opportunities to get a better idea of what my …

Designing a Glider Launcher

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Lately I’ve been blogging a lot about my life outside of engineering; and that’s pretty unfortunate, considering how awesome engineering really is. That’s why I’m going to switch it up a bit, and tell you a little bit about my Senior Design Project! My team and I are re-designing the glider launcher used by AME 105 students (that’s the Intro …

Weekend #4: A Summary

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It’s only Saturday, but I’ve had an amazing weekend so far. Maybe a few of these highlights can give you a small picture of my #ViterbiLife. Thursday: The College Career Fair! Not as interesting as the Viterbi Career Expo, coming up soon, but at least it got me thinking more about the job application process. It feels a little daunting, …

Fall Semester: At A Glance

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Hey everyone! I’m back at USC for my LAST FALL SEMESTER, and I can hardly believe it! Fortunately, I have an amazing schedule and I can already tell this year’s going to be a blast. I’m still a little in denial about actually being a senior, but as soon as the Career Fairs, Career Expos, and Resume Workshops roll in, …

Aero-Design Team Trip to Qantas Airbus A380

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Last week, I went along with the USC Aero-design Team, to see the Qantas Airbus A380 at LAX.  The A380 is the largest and the most technologically advanced airplane. The engines are quieter and more fuel-efficient than any other airplane.  The A380 can hold up to 450 passengers.  We got to get up close and personal with this huge 2-story …

Mechanical Engineering in My Own Words

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As a Freshman, I started out with the “Undeclared Engineering” major and initially thought Mechanical Engineering sounded too boring or conventional for me. I eventually realized that Mechanical Engineering (ME) is neither one of those things, and in a way, being in one of the biggest and most popular departments in Viterbi has been great: I still meet new people in …