Learning the IT Ropes

Patrick Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! I hope y’all’s summers are going well, I know mine sure has! I thought that I would come home to a nice relaxing summer after the flurry of freshman year, but it’s really been a roller coaster down here for me – and I’m having the ride of my life. Last time I told you guys about my …

PatrickLearning the IT Ropes

Trip to the East Coast!

Markus Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Greetings! As I near the mid-way point in my summer, I think this is an excellent time to reflect on my experience with the east coast.  Having grown up most of my life from California, I am used to the typical summer: dry heat, swimming pools, absent clouds and great company.  After living in the Washington DC / Virginia area …

MarkusTrip to the East Coast!
I can never get tired of the beauty of Chiago.

Keeping Busy in Michigan

cassandra Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hey all!!  I’m back to give you a few updates on how my summer in Michigan has been going! Dow has been continuing to treat me well; I’m learning tons about how a huge tech consulting project is run.  It has been such a great growing experience for me, and I love that the people I correspond with on a …

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My friend Jenna and I before our dinner cruise one evening.

Vacation and Vocation

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

As of today, it’s been exactly two months since I left USC, and the time has really flown by. I can’t believe I only have three and a half weeks left of my internship at OHSU! Since the last time I blogged, I’ve actually only had a couple of weeks of work – I spent the rest of the time …

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The lab: the place I spend the majority of my time.

The Art of Science (and Summer 2013)

Archana Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

It’s amazing how quickly time goes by over the summer! I’m learning more and more about how stuff works around a lab.   I am finally doing my own work- I’m running my own Western Blots to detect proteins, I’m starting assays to measure enzyme activity, and I have my own line of cells to culture. I essentially get to …

ArchanaThe Art of Science (and Summer 2013)
Enjoying a spectacular sunset on the cruise

Counting down the days…

greg Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

This summer has been up and down, but I can’t wait to get back into my rhythm and feel productive again. As I have previously stated, this hasn’t exactly been the best summer. I have done some really cool stuff because of my inability to find an internship. However, this free time has also left me bored and looking forward …

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Lucky We Live LA

Zach Uncategorized, Zach B. Leave a Comment

There’s a saying back home, “lucky we live Hawaii”. Everyone appreciates Hawaii for the great place to live that it is but despite growing up in such a great place, I’ve really loved my first summer living in Los Angeles. Of course work is great and I’ve had a great time with my jobs, but I don’t think it’s enough …

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Santa Monica

Seeing the Sights

Jordan Jordan, The Best of LA, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Before the semester ended, I was lucky enough to receive a summer job here at the University of Southern California working with various summer conferences such as orientations, athletic camps, and academic seminars. Rather than returning home from college my first summer after freshman year, I opted to stay in the always busy city of Los Angeles to get to …

JordanSeeing the Sights
One of my favorite parts of the office!!!

Update From the Sunshine State

haley Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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

Lauren Lauren H., Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …

LaurenSummer 2013 So Far
Got Nano?

Summer Internship at Quantumsphere

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Summer Internship at Quantumsphere
Diamond Jubilee in Trafalgar Square.

Viterbi Summer Overseas in London

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P., Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

  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 …

Lauren Pelo-2015Viterbi Summer Overseas in London
Celebrating the Fourth at Great American Ballpark!

A Baseball Tour of America

Alex Viterbi Summer 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 …

AlexA Baseball Tour of America

SynTouch LLC

morelle arian Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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

erica Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

            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!

gavin Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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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SF Cable Cars

4th of July in San Francisco!

natalie Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …

natalie4th of July in San Francisco!
USC and Aachen enjoying some sightseeing at a temple in Seoul

Summer so far at Argonne National Laboratory

zach g. Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …

zach g.Summer so far at Argonne National Laboratory
Another day in paradise

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

Sarah Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …

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


Hannah Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …