The Civil Engineering Marvel of the West Coast

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Describe Los Angeles in one word: Construction. I cannot help but to look at the construction of the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown in awe. It will soon be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, and I can see it being built right before my eyes! Something about the way a building is constructed has always amazed me and …

Spring Break is for Visiting Museums

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LACMA Over Spring Break, I went somewhere I have been wanting to go since I moved from Houston to LA; I went on a visit to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), but more specifically, I went to the Frank Gehry exhibit. I am an avid fan of architecture. Last semester, when I took a class in architecture for …

USC by Accident, Trojan by Choice

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Hi folks!  When you finally settle on a college, everyone will undoubtably ask you why you chose your school. When I first was accepted to USC, I didn’t have an answer to this question. Slowly but surely, however, USC won me over and I could not be happier to be a Trojan. I was not a Trojan fan from the start. …

My Favorites 8,769 Miles Apart

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Hi everyone! This week I’ll be sharing with you all about some of my favorite USC traditions from home as well as some of my new favorite Singapore traditions here at NUS. They might be 8,769 miles apart, but it’s neat to see how people celebrate with the same school spirit in both places! USC Game Days At USC, there is …

From Blueprint to Building Things!

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Hi everyone! Today I’d like to share with you all about my favorite class this semester here in Singapore. There’s a lot of great choices to choose from, as I’m taking all engineering courses this spring (which clearly means my course load is really cool). However, I think my favorite so far has been my biomedical electronics class, BN3401. In …

Just Do It – Study with Desire!

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Hi everyone – Happy February (and Happy Almost Valentine’s Day!) In the spirit of the season of love, here’s a cool quote by Da’Vinci about LOVING studying!  “Study without desire spoils the memory and retains nothing that it takes in.”       – Leonardo Da’Vinci  This week we’re talking about study spots (which after my last post about Cambodia …

My Week at the Grace Hopper Celebration

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Hi everybody! I hope you all have been having a good weekend.  I have spent most of this weekend catching up on schoolwork and the like because I spent most of last week in Houston, Texas for the Grace Hopper Celebration! GHC is basically a conference for women in computing and anything that relates to that topic.  Overall, there were …

Living the SWEet Life

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Hey guys, I hope the beginning of the school year is treating you well. My semester has been CRAZY busy, so I’ve been narrowing the amount of things I’m involved in and I’ve been taking more leadership roles in my favorite orgs! Recently I became an Ambassador for Society of Women Engineers (SWE), so I’m going to be spending a …

Summer After Freshman Year: Research and Relaxation

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This summer, I went home to Orlando for the first half of the summer, then came back to USC for summer research. My first half of the summer was really Floridian. I went to Miami a few times, and the beach, and Downtown Disney; I drank a lot of orange juice; I jumped on the Orlando City Soccer Club bandwagon. It was really nice to …

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

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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, …

Engineers Week at USC

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Last week was, in my opinion, the greatest week of the year in Viterbi, Engineers Week! I’ve blogged a lot about the excitement of Engineers Week with my work with KIUEL, but now that all of the over is finally over, I completely miss the craziness of Engineers Week. Overall it was a super busy week, but worth all the …

What It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering

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I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following: No, what are you really studying? Really? What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males? But …

Women Engineers: The Real Story

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When I came to USC, it didn’t really cross my mind that women are generally underrepresented in engineering. When I started classes at USC, it still didn’t cross my mind. Halfway through the semester, I still didn’t realize it. This is because, honestly, I’ve never felt discriminated at all for being a female in this field.