Chemical Engineering in my own words

greg Chemical, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 3 Comments

Now being a senior, I have a very different perspective on what Chemical Engineering is compared to when I was a freshman. Initially, I thought I was going to be overwhelmed with chemistry, and my classes would be an extension of concepts covered in my high school AP Chemistry class. However, over time, I have realized that Process Engineering is …

Society of Women Engineers National Conference 2013 in Baltimore!

nataliea Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Last weekend I traveled to Baltimore with 10 other girls to represent the USC chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at our National Conference! This is the third national conference I have gone to, and it’s always a great experience in networking, learning from workshops led by experienced female engineers in industry, and bonding with my …

SWE Officer’s Retreat in Lake Arrowhead!

nataliea Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope everyone has had a good week. I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite weekends of the semester so far, our annual fall SWE officer council retreat. For the past two years we have traveled up to Lake Arrowhead for a two days of bonding and planning our SWE goals and events for the …

How to Get Research on Campus

Sarah Research Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! As we progress into week 5 of the fall semester, it seems like everyone is trying to find research positions around campus. I’m so excited to be working in Professor Ronney’s lab this year with Samantha Kaplan. We’re working on designing microscale heat exchangers that we will run combustion reactions in. This research is awesome because we’re working …

Research, Clubs, Apartment Life and Other Things about Sophomore Year

juliana-2016 Apartment, Juliana, Research, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Well, after a wonderful summer working in a lab at Oregon Health & Science University, I’m excited to be back at one of my favorite places in the world – USC! I’m also  pretty excited because just this week my first ever paper was published! I was listed as a co-author on a paper I helped with during my summer …

Research Conference in Chicago!

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Hi everyone! For the last year and a half, I’ve been working on a research project with Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. My research aims at reducing the delay in the medical equipment delivery process. A few months ago, my paper was accepted to be presented at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Healthcare Conference. The conference took …

A ChemE Girl in a Man’s World

Sarah Uncategorized, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Yesterday in my Cultural Politics of Broadway class, while studying “Rent”, we started talking about this idea of “ the burden of representation”. Basically this is when one person has the burden of representing a minority group within a larger community. The community typically makes its assumptions about the group based on the way the person with the burden acts.  …

Getting More Involved in SWE!

maisie gwynne Social & Diversity, Uncategorized, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I am a SWEster. Never heard of it? Well, neither had I until this past school year when I joined the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). I started getting more involved by attending general meetings, professional events and joining the Big/Little program, where underclassman are matched with upperclassman who can help and advise them for school, student organizations well as anything …