Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

Markus Astronautical 0 Comments

Hi guys, Conversation is perhaps the most incredible, yet confusing phenomenon of our existence.  We communicate with everything around us.  And yet there is no perfect language, no formal system that can clearly define the reality around us.  Just stop and think for a second.  When I speak, your brain hears a fluctuation in pressures and vibrations, translating that into …

Researching in Nanocomposite Materials

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Research 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! This week I wanted to take a chance to talk about my research experiences while I’ve been at school! I’ve worked in research almost every semester in college.  Getting involved in research is something I get asked about a lot and is actually pretty easy- it mostly just involves approaching your professors. I …

My Spring Semester at a Glance

Sarah Chemical, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey Everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of spring semester. This semester is going to be incredibly busy, but a lot of fun at the same time. Here’s a brief preview of what I’m going to be doing this semester! Classes: This semester, I’m taking Viscous Flow, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Nanostructured Materials, and Chemical Engineering …

My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Research, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! #ViterbiLifepic.twitter.com/KNJUWFz8Kv …

The Nitty Gritty of my Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Emily Internship, Research, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Okay, so I didn’t have this internship experience this last summer. I actually had this opportunity the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. I spent six weeks at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is in Seattle. It’s part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, partnered with the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s to study and prevent …

PSA: Pluto Is a Planet

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PSA: Pluto is once again recognized as a planet! When I was learning the planets, my teachers taught me to remember the names and order of the planets by the very useful MVEMJSUNP—My Very Eager Mother Just Served US Nine Pizzas. Sadly, in 2006, the International Astronomical Union made the decision to demote Pluto from planet status to dwarf status, …

Third Time’s A Charm!

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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 …

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Markus Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Uncategorized, Why USC 0 Comments

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 …