One of my favorite parts of the office!!!

Update From the Sunshine State

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So what does one do during Florida summers when it torrentially downpours every day? Go to the movies!!! Haha, but really, while I’m going to work every day, it rains, pours, rains some more, floods, and then there’s tropical storm warnings. So because I haven’t been in the sunshine much, I figured I’d show a few pictures of my awesome …

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Kelsey and me at graduation! Fight On!

Summer 2013 So Far

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As I have mentioned, I love watching sports, so I’m writing this as I watch the CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Costa Rica! Go USA! Anyways, this summer has been exciting! I went back home to San Diego for the summer, which was much needed because I started missing my family towards the end of spring semester.  It also gave …

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Summer Internship at Quantumsphere

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Hey guys! This summer I’ve had the awesome opportunity to intern at Quantumsphere Inc. in Orange County and I’ve loved my experiences there so far.  The area I’m working in is with zinc air batteries which use nano manganese to increase efficiency.  I’m working in the research and development department, and have been working with the scientists and 2 other …

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Diamond Jubilee in Trafalgar Square.

Viterbi Summer Overseas in London

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  The past six weeks have flown by, and it is crazy to think that I only have two more weeks left in London! With at least one main essay each week, homework, weekly quizzes, traveling every weekend (and I mean every weekend), and trying to see London to feel like I actually lived here, I have decided that sleep …

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Celebrating the Fourth at Great American Ballpark!

A Baseball Tour of America

Alex Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Baseball, America’s pastime, and my first love. I have always been a big baseball fan and played baseball until the start of high school. I still remember my first Major League Baseball game. My Bubbie (Yiddish for grandmother) brought me to a Baltimore Orioles game. We sat in the upper deck along the left field line, bought hot dogs, and …

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SynTouch LLC

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This summer I am working at a biotech company called SynTouch. The company grew from research conducted at Dr. Loeb’s research lab at USC, and many of the employees at the company are from USC. The company creates tactile sensors that emulate the human finger – “synthetic touch.” My job as an intern at SynTouch this summer has been to do a …

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Solar Science

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            While skin cancer has always been more prevalent with old age, each year more and more frighteningly young people are being diagnosed.   Between lower ozone levels in our earth’s atmosphere, the invention of tanning beds, and our culture’s craze to attain that “sun-kissed-glow,” ultraviolet rays are penetrating our skin to the point of damaging …

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Summer Update!

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Hey Everyone! Hope everyone’s summers are going well! Mine has been awesome so far. Research is progressing, I’m getting prepared for next year’s classes, and I’m taking the extra time I have to continue to explore LA and take up surfing! As for the research, I’m currently in the process of making this:   It’s a mechanical woodpecker simulator which, …

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4th of July in San Francisco!

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Hi everyone! I can’t believe we are already halfway through with summer! My internship at Boeing seems to be flying by. One of the highlights of my summer so far was my 4th of July weekend trip to visit my old roommate in San Francisco!   I haven’t been to San Francisco since I was 10 and all I really …

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USC and Aachen enjoying some sightseeing at a temple in Seoul

Summer so far at Argonne National Laboratory

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Yoyoyoyoyoyo everybody! Hope everyone’s summer is off to a fantastic start. After a wild start that spanned three time zones in 3 days, things are finally settling down for me as I have adjusted to life as a research intern at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL. Like several other VSA’s, my summer started off in Korea to cap off …

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Another day in paradise

Life’s a Beach: My Week in Destin, Florida

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Hey everybody! Hope y’all have had a good summer so far. Mine has certainly been relaxing. While I wasn’t able to get an internship this summer, I’ve been spending my summer catching up with high school friends, spending time with my parents, and preparing for my summer school class that starts in the beginning of July. In the beginning of …

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Midsummer!

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Being in the Skåne part of Sweden this summer because of an internship, I was lucky enough to witness one of Sweden’s biggest holidays: Midsummer.  Midsummer takes place towards the end of June on the longest day of the year in which the sun can sometimes set around as late as eleven pm.  The Friday before this day, to be exact  June 21st for this …

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Summer in Seattle

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It’s summertime, but the weather here in Seattle has me fooled some days!  I’m four weeks into my internship at Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, WA, and even though there is, unforgivably, rain in June, I’m loving every moment of it. I’m living in a really sweet apartment in the University District in Seattle (named for University of Washington).  It …

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Summer kick-off in South Korea!

katherine Summer Experiences

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic summer! Mine is off to a great start. I spent the first two weeks of my summer in South Korea with my iPodia class. Cassandra, Steve, Vlad, Gavin, Zach, and Lyssa were also there! I had an unforgettable experience in South Korea. The city we were staying in was beautiful …

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Vicki, Carolyn, and myself out at dinner.

My Summer in Brew City

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In my true blogging style I am going to start off this post with the random picture of the day. I know it is Friday and Throwback Thursday was yesterday but this pictures comes to us straight out of 1998 or so when my Dad took us skiing. A belated Happy Fathers Day to him and all the fathers out …

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Love the architecture on the Alstadt (old part)!

Ein Sommer in Deutschland: Working, Writing, Exploring

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Hallo Freunden! Wie geht’s? I just looked at the calendar, and apprently I have been living in Dresden, Germany for the past 5 weeks. In April, I accepted an internship offer to work at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (formerly AMD), as a PFA (physical failure analysis) engineering intern. Given that the last two summers I worked internships at Qualcomm, I thought it would …

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A Solid Start to Summer

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Howdy! Summer is already well underway but it still feels like it’s just starting. Upon finishing my last final, I left the same day for a long plane ride back to Dallas and began preparing for my two interviews the following day. Shortly after boarding, however, the flight attendant came on over the intercom to let us know that DFW …

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With the Dow Corporate Shuttle

Traveling, Working, and Learning

cassandra Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey everyone!  It’s been a long time since my last blog, but I’m excited to let you know how my summer has been going!! In the past 3 weeks, I have been in 2 countries, 4 major cities, and have taken 6 flights.  It’s been a crazy 3 weeks for sure, but so. much. fun. I got back from Korea …

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Summer Fun at Davis

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This summer, I headed to UC Davis to intern at a Nephrology lab, which focuses primarily on renal cancer. So far, I can’t really say I’ve done a lot. I’m still getting accustomed to the lab, and most of my time is taken up following a post-doc around the lab as she does various assays, cell cultures, and western blots. …

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The gorgeous building I work in - right on the South Waterfront in Portland.

My Summer Internship: Modeling Cell Movement

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While the move from rainy Portland, Oregon to sunny Los Angeles, California for school was startling, the move back for the summer has probably been even more of an adjustment. It’s been pretty dreary weather since I got back to the City of Roses (or City of Bridges if you prefer) and I’m definitely missing my LA sunshine! On the …

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