My Spring Semester at a Glance

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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 …

Looking Forward to Spring 2015

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

Spring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!

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Blogged while watching How I Met Your Mother- I’m obsessed! Hey everyone! Happy January! I’m very excited to be back for my last semester as an undergrad, and am also so grateful that I’m staying one extra semester for the progressive degree program.  I still have a packed semester but it will be awesome! I still have three chemical engineering …

Passion is All Around Us

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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 …

Spark SC

SparkSC + Project #CodeTruck

calvin-2016 Calvin, Computer Science, Electrical, Entrepreneurship, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

One of the student organizations I participate in, Spark SC, recently finished working with The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation and General Assembly on Project #CodeTruck. This initiative exposed inner-city students to the world of tech and entrepreneurship in the hopes of sparking students’ interest in these fields. The world of tech is a pool of affluence that many communities don’t have access too, …

Student Org Spotlight: Association for Computing Machinery

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Hey everyone! This week we are all sharing a little bit about some of our favorite campus involvements.  Since I’ve already written a little about one of my favorite involvements, the USC Women’s Ice Hockey team (learn more from my previous blog post or Kelly’s from this week), I thought I would talk a little bit about another one of …

Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

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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 …

You Made What?! 3D Printing

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Ian, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus 2 Comments

One of the greatest things about USC, in my humble opinion, is the ability for students to see a need and fill it. Last year my friends and I decided that there was a shortage of 3D printing opportunities for students across all majors on USC’s campus. Several schools here- including the Architecture School, Viterbi, and Roski- have access to …

Those Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way

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Hey All! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween and either got a lot of candy or were able to spend it doing something you really enjoyed!  A few friends from my hometown came to visit during this time and it made me really realize how far I have come since middle and high school.  We are not completely different …

CSCI 201 Project Update

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Hey everyone! So a few a blog posts ago, I mentioned a little bit about my big group project for the semester, which is to make a game in teams of 4-6 for CSCI 201: Principles of Software Development.  Now that it’s finally November, my group is finally getting going on putting this project together. Our project assignment had a …

Team Triangle!

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As I’ve mentioned, I have been working on my group project for my Building Science class (check out here and here)! After a long two months, my group finally got to present our project last week! Our midterm project was to entirely design a beach house in Malibu both architecturally and structurally. We nicknamed ourselves team triangle, because we had …

Hacking: Oculus Rift

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USC Hack Nights takes place every Thursday from 8PM – 1AM. This is where students come to work on their out-of-class projects with a supportive community and unique resources. Last Hack Night we got to play with some awesome tech –– the Oculus Rift. This is a really hot piece of hardware right now (developed by a USC student), that …

What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

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One of the most common questions I get is, “What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?” This is completely valid because “industrial” is a pretty general word in itself and then if you google “industrial engineering” you get something along the lines of “optimizing systems” which is just as vague. I like to thinking of it as a degree in problem …