Today I got to go to the Wildlife Learning Center! One of the programs for the Asian American Tutorial Project is to take the kids on a field trip; last year we went to the Columbia Space Museum, but this year we got to check out different species from all around the world.
It is easy when you are in college to get involved many organizations and spend lots of time on all your homework and projects. College is a balancing game however. You always need to take time out for yourself and really focus on things that will enrich your life. Continue reading
This semester, the president and executive board of my fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, appointed me vice-philanthropy chair. In high school, I had truly enjoyed participating in community service. I loved spending hours serving free coffee and donuts to travelers along Interstate 84 in Connecticut with my Boy Scout troop, and I eventually became an Eagle Scout with the completion of my Eagle Scout project, the resealing of my synagogue’s 63,000 square foot parking lot. My new position allowed me to again enjoy helping those in need by raising money for the National Alzheimer’s Foundation, and I was extremely excited to accept the challenge of planning my fraternity’s philanthropic kickball tournament: Sammy Field of Dreams. Continue reading
This past week has been a celebration of engineering in the annual E-Week! There are many advancing technologies in this current age, and like any other engineer, I am looking to contribute. Aside from the interesting labs in my Mechoptronics course, I have also gained valuable insight from working with the members of the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory both in machining and in design.
Hey there!This past week I competed in the Associated Schools of Construction National Competition in Sparks, Nevada! It was a long week full of hard work but I had a great time and learned so much! This competition is part of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) SPARKS student organization group on campus. There were eight teams that competed from USC totally over 50 students! Each team competed in a different competition such as Preconstruction, Heavy Civil, Commercial, LEED and many more. At the competition there was over 1200 participants from all over the US ranging from students to faculty and even industry members – it was pretty awesome! Although the object of the competition is hard to explain, the best I can relate it to is a case study for civil engineers.
Astronautical Engineering constitutes everything outside of the Earth’s atmosphere where as Aerospace Engineering is more involved with things within the Earth’s atmosphere. However, the disciplines are still closely linked in industry and coursework. Astronautical Engineering really is Rocket Science!
You have already applied, and maybe even already accepted, to USC and the prestigious Viterbi school of Engineering. You have expressed an interest in engineering, but what discipline? From aerospace engineering to biomedical engineering to civil engineering to computer science, Viterbi offers many roads to travel.
This week has been seriously crazy so far. Somehow despite the fact that it’s only the third week of classes I haven’t been this stressed in quite a while. Classes are suddenly hitting hard, but mostly it’s been everything outside of my classes: clubs, organizations, and activities that all seem to be happening at the same time. This Friday night for example, I’m supposed to be three places at once! Until someone in Viterbi invents a time-machine, that’s just not going to happen, so I’ve had to prioritize and make some tough choices about how to spend my time lately. Despite the fact that I’ve been overwhelmed, I also feel like I’ve been coping with my anxiety level pretty well this week: no massive panic attacks so far! Since I usually blog about what’s on my mind, I decided that this week I would write about some of the ways I’ve been dealing with something that every college student (probably every high school student too) faces at some point: stress.
Hey guys! I cannot believe that we are already back at school for the spring semester. Time flew over winter break! Over the course of the several weeks we had off, I took part in a lot of fun activities. Continue reading