Spring Semester 2012

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It’s already the third week of school, but I still feel like I just got back to SC!! My schedule is finalized, and I’ve continued my mission of taking one non-engineering class every semester: this time, Swimming! I’ve always wanted to become a better swimmer, so here I go. It’s hard work, but I love that I get a work-out built …

Senior Design Project: The Home Stretch

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This semester, I’m enrolled in AME 441 – Senior Projects Laboratory. The aim of the course is to introduce students to some of the basic ideas of experimental work and the responsibilities of an industrial research project. For the project, my partner and I are working with the US Olympic Cycling Team to develop a wireless pedaling force measurement system. …

The Gamble House: Architecture 106 Field Trip

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You’ve probably heard it before: You’ll never run out of things to do in LA. And it’s true! Los Angeles is an amazing city, with an unparalleled diversity of attractions to enjoy with friends, family, or for a little peace of mind. I can honestly say that even four years of school isn’t enough time to see them all. Even as …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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For the first time in my life as an engineering student at USC, I don’t have class on Fridays. It’s an exhilarating feeling, that powerful surge of freedom that still surprises me every Thursday, at exactly 5:00 PM, as I step out of my Mechoptronics laboratory and realize it’s officially the Weekend. Capital W intended. As much as I love to brag …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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Having already completed what is probably one of the hardest classes at USC – Mechoptronics – during my junior year (last year), I’m not too worried about the difficulty of my classes this semester. I am now taking AME451 (Linear Control Systems), AME 441aL (Senior Projects Laboratory), AME 408 (Computer-Aided Design of Mechanical Systems), AME 404 (Mechanical Engineering Problems), and …

Spring Break has Finally Arrived!

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After a crazy busy week, Spring Break has finally arrived! This week I had my final project for my AME 308 class where we had to “build a bicycle” all on Solidworks which is a 3-D modeling software program.  Unlike past assignments in the class where all specifications and measurements were strictly defined for us, the design of our bike …