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Medical Electronics Final Project: ECG

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan Leave a Comment

Hey guys! This week we finished our Medical Electronics (BME302) group project, creating an ECG using operational amplifiers, highpass and low pass circuits, and bioelectrodes attached directly to, you guessed it, me! Check out some of the pictures from our circuit and the output we got… my heartbeat! Disclaimer: do not hook any electrical circuits up to your body without …

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How I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I’ve been lucky to spend the past three years at my happiest place on earth, USC. And even through it seems like forever ago, that means it’s only been three short years since I was staring at a pile of acceptance packages from schools all over the country, completely unsure of how I was expected to decide. I was 17, …

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Why USC? An Environment of Perpetual Advancement

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Hey guys, I hope you all had a restful and relaxing Spring Break! I had my wisdom teeth removed so it wasn’t the most exciting, but I did get a lot of sleep, so that was nice. This week I’m going to talk about a few of the reasons I chose to attend USC. I pretty much knew what general …

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Why USC? Why Viterbi?

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I’m sure as you are all starting to hear back from your college applications you’re starting to get to the hard part. What? You mean the countless hours of applications weren’t the hardest part of the process? Sad to say, but actually choosing where you want to go is really the thing that a lot of students have …

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Space Mission Design

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Classes have been quite busy, but all a great learning experience.  I have the opportunity to take Space Mission Design which essentially provides a certain issue, and you get the chance to design a mission to address this need.  This semester we are looking to track the migration patterns of whales and stream live video from tagged whales. …

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Industrial Engineering with Computer Science

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I like to think of Industrial and Systems Engineering as applied problem solving. The foundation of my classes is math like probability, statistics, and linear algebra which we then use for operations research to solve complex problems. These problems can vary to economic to resource allocation problems which really allow for a diverse application. Can't believe this year is coming to an …

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What Exactly is Civil Engineering?

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Engineering Leave a Comment

I remember being a high school senior and having to pick a major on the USC application. I had never taken an engineering course, I had no idea of what half of the options even were! I just knew that engineering was right for me. So I picked one that sounded cool (computer engineering/computer science) and hoped for the best. …

MollyWhat Exactly is Civil Engineering?
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Engineering

Hannah Chemical Engineering, Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Chemical Engineering in a nut shell can be experience in CHE 444a.  A completely hands on lab class I’m taking this semester, we’ve already done labs involving material from all the engineering and chemistry classes I’ve taken so far at USC. From liquid liquid extraction to corrosion to mass transfer, some of the material is even from classes I will …

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Teamwork in Engineering

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Blogged while listening to Smoke + Mirrors- Imagine Dragon’s new album! Hello everyone! Happy E-Week.  This week is all about celebrating engineering and all the cool things engineers do.  Here at USC we are celebrating with all sorts of activities, my favorite of which is Viterbi Ball at the end of the week! Check out Betty’s blog about it- she’s …

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USC’s Hidden Talent

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, By this time you will begin to hear back from a number of great universities and will be deciding which is the best fit.  I had not realized the extent of USC’s sphere of influence, nor the accessibility to talent around the world.  Needless to say, arriving at USC, I was pleasantly surprised. To prevent myself from just listing …

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Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

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 …

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The Nature of Competition

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

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A Snapshot of My Last Semester at USC!

Lauren Lauren P. Leave a Comment

It’s hard to believe that I’m in my last semester of college! I have five exciting classes to look forward to in the last push before graduation, and I am really looking forward to what I will be learning this semester. I am in three biomedical engineering classes this semester, along with two fun electives to get as much as …

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Passion is All Around Us

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi all! Lately a few videos have been forwarded to me regarding a number of interesting individuals.  The videos ranged from athletes, to dancers, musicians, and craftsmen.  After watching the numerous videos I began to gain a new respect and understanding for people who dedicate their life to a craft or a skill.  These are people who have found something …

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Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

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The Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, Every year it seems like I find a bunch of new study spots!  I recently have grown fond of the Wallis Annenberg building that was recently constructed.  Aside from the beautiful USC architecture expressing a more Gothic-style, the building is at the heart of the campus, making it easy to get food or as a central point to …

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Rise of the Entrepreneur

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, We all go to college with the looming expectation by our parents that we will graduate and find a job in industry that not only pays well, but is everything we hoped and dreamed.  Yet in this day and age with the growth of technology and the emphasis on innovation, not only are traditional companies becoming largely outdated, but …

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Hello World: Class of 2015

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Hi Guys, As a senior, graduation peeks over the horizon, eager to thrust us into the world of professionalism and adulthood.  And that is so exciting!  I am ready to make my mark in the world.  Create value in a traditional market and give more back to society than I consume.  A number of things are on the table.  While …

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My Summer Experience with Big Data

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! This is a big week at USC as it is CAREER WEEK! There are tons of businesses coming to campus for the many events being held. These include the Viterbi Industry Networking Event (VINE), the Viterbi Career Fair, and the many information sessions held by individual companies. A fun outing that I get to take part in starting …

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USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …

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