SCIA at Gameday!

Third Time’s A Charm!

Archana Archana, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi everyone!! I hope you all enjoyed your first week of classes! I’m really excited for what this semester is going to bring; it’ll definitely be a busy one. I’m taking Organic Chemistry (CHEM 322A), Linear Circuits (EE 202), Statistical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (BME 423), and The Chemistry of Aids (CHEM 203). It’s a pretty science and engineering heavy …

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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

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Hey Everyone! This summer has flown by so quickly, but did not disappoint in the memories or the adventures!  Right when the semester ended, I had the opportunity to travel with the iPodia Program to Israel where we experienced its rich and ancient history firsthand.  Out of all the places I visited, I would have to say that Acre/Old Akko …

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At the Viterbi Awards with John, who is the other co-founder of QuEST at USC!

Finally- A Summer in LA!

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Happy end of the semester at USC! The time has really flown by this semester, but I am really stoked for this summer. For the first time, I’ll be spending my summer at USC, and I couldn’t be happier to spend some more time at this school I call home. When I was in Germany last semester, I really did …

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First football game!

My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

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Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred …

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Retreat freshman year in Frazier Park with the Catholic Center!

My Advice to Freshmen: Find Your Passion!

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Student orgs.  Research opportunities.  Club sports.  Welcome back concerts. Sororities.  Fraternities.  Football season tickets.  Beach outings.  Seth Meyers comedy show.  USC has it all.  And if you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to do it all, believe me!  But it’s all about finding what excites you most; that’s what’s going to drive you and make you become the …

cassandraMy Advice to Freshmen: Find Your Passion!
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What It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering

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I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following: No, what are you really studying? Really? What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males? But …

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Lovely shot of Bovard Auditorium

Why USC You Ask

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Hey all! I still remember being a senior in high school trying to juggle sports, school work, and college applications.  It is a time of stress, but anxiety to learn where you will be taking your talents next year.  There are so many stories of the perfect college fit, the ideal major, or myths about how to get into colleges. …

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Getting involved with research!

Why I Chose USC

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I can still remember the stressful month of April during my senior year, trying to look at the schools I was accepted to and trying to decide on a university I would attend for the next four years of my life. It was not until a couple days before May 1st when I finally decided on USC. Now, as I …

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Why I chose USC and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!

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Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I just got back from Hawaii for spring break which was amazing and it’s definitely hard to get back into work mode after that, but this week I wanted to share about what made me choose USC.  Choosing college is by far the most difficult decision I had faced at that time, and it’s a huge …

LyssaWhy I chose USC and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!

A Crazy Week of School Before USC Spring Break!

Lauren Lauren P., Uncategorized 1 Comment

This week was crazy both inside and outside of class! It was a hectic week of midterms and projects, and I was also trying to plan for a smooth transition into spring break! On top of that, there was another animal study in my research lab on Tuesday – more on that later in the blog!

LaurenA Crazy Week of School Before USC Spring Break!
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My First Project in BME 416: Regulations of Medical Devices

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For my first project in BME 416: Regulation of Medical Devices, I got to choose a specific medical device that I wanted to improve, then research existing patents to see what steps I would need to take to create my own, reinvented version of that chosen product. I chose to focus on soccer shin guards because I love soccer and …

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My lab!

My Research with Micro Combustion Engines and Shape Memory Alloys

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Happy E-Week everyone! E-week is one of my favorite weeks of the spring semester because it’s an entire week dedicated to celebrating engineering. There’s a carnival, a talent show, a day dedicated to showing middle school students what engineering is, and a formal ball to name a few activities. In honor of E-week, we’re spending this week blogging about the …

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From Classroom to Lab: Chemical Engineering Laboratory

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Hey guys! Happy E-Week! This week is all about celebrating engineering.  I have loved learning about engineering so far, and can’t wait to continue my education in this diverse and challenging field.  I’m constantly solving problems that can affect a lot of people.  My favorite quote is that “Scientists discover the world that exists, engineers create the world that never …

LyssaFrom Classroom to Lab: Chemical Engineering Laboratory
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Why Engineering: Research

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Hey guys! Happy E-Week! I realized it’s been while since I gave you guys and update on my research, so in honor of this week I’m going to blog about my on-campus engineering research on computational modeling of cancer cell movement. I’ve blogged about this topic a few times in the past (check out the reasons I love doing research …

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Jordan Seeley, participating in the study I helped create

Lost in a Virtual World

Alex Alex, Viterbi Engineering Leave a Comment

Every spring semester, towards the end of February, USC’s entire Viterbi school of engineering comes together to celebrate engineering in a spectacular week-long celebration known as E-Week. In honor of E-Week, I would like to celebrate my own achievements, and neat research, in the engineering world, particularly a research project I just started working on this semester. Over the past …

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Engineering is Engineering…But What Else Can You Get?

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When I was looking at schools, one of the things my dad, a Mechanical Engineer, said to me was “Engineering is engineering is engineering…you have to consider everything that comes with it.”  What my dad meant by this was that an engineering education is pretty similar from school to school – classes and the building blocks you need to earn …

SamanthaEngineering is Engineering…But What Else Can You Get?
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Update: Consulting for SpaceIL

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A few months ago, I introduced you all to USC TAMID, an Israeli consulting group here on campus (See my previous blog: USC TAMID: A Consulting Organization). At the time, I had just started consulting for SpaceIL, a non-profit Israeli space company working to put a rover on the moon to win the $20 million Google Lunar X-prize. As I …

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My Own, Evolving Definition of Biomedical Engineering!

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When I was coming into USC and talking to people about what I was about to study in school, I honestly wasn’t sure how to define my chosen major – biomedical engineering. I could come up with a very vague definition of biomedical engineering, but I quickly realized this definition did not please anyone when the question of “what is …

LaurenMy Own, Evolving Definition of Biomedical Engineering!