My Spring Semester Map

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A new semester is a new beginning: new classes, professors, activities and events to look forward to. Here’s what’s on my mind this Spring! ⌘ Must survive my classes. I’ve got a heavy load this semester: Discrete Systems Simulation, Operations Research Methods, Database Management, Engineering Statistics and my General Ed. class “Language and Mind”. So far things are looking up. …

My Spring Semester Map

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Winter break flew by way too fast! I spent most of my break relaxing and hanging out with my family. I also had a blast getting together with some of my friends from high school. I can’t believe school’s back already!! For now I am taking 4 classes but I’m in the process of trying to add another. This semester I …

HARD Haunted Halloween

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On Saturday, as both an early Christmas gift to myself (because it’s expensive) and to go and enjoy myself with some friends, I headed to HARD Haunted Halloween (see some of what it’s about online here). I’m not a huge fan of Electronica and had never been to a rave so I really didn’t know what to expect… and, after …

USC Engineering: Outside the Classroom

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I loved Kristen’s post about life outside of engineering (especially the picture!), so I decided I should share my experiences on the subject as well. In addition to going class, I’m a busy engineer with my 4 jobs within the Viterbi School of Engineering: Freshmen Academy Coach, Grand Challenge Ambassador, Merit Researcher, and Viterbi Student Ambassador. I posted a few weeks …

USC Engineering: Outside the Classroom

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All we do as engineers is homework, right? Wrong! We do so much outside of the classroom both inside and outside of Viterbi. Work inside the classroom has hardly defined my college life. Within Viterbi, I’ve been involved with Engineers Without Borders, the Rocket Propulsion Lab, and working for Viterbi during the summer as an orientation advisor. Outside Viterbi, I’ve …

USC Engineering: Outside of the Classroom

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This week the Viterbi Student Ambassadors have been blogging about what we do in our free time — because, believe it or not, life as an engineering student is about far more than our favorite equations and chemical processes. Much of my free time is taken up by student groups. I’m involved with Engineering World Health, which works to improve …

USC Engineering: Outside the Classroom

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Before college I was under the impression that engineering students never got any sleep due to their workload. I thought they spent all their time in class, doing homework or studying, all day every day. I even remember asking during a student panel if engineers got any sleep or if they were pulling all-nighters all the time. Fortunately I have …

USC Engineering: Outside the Classroom

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Engineering isn’t easy. But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible or terrible at all. A student’s experience as an engineer at USC involves far more than the requisite lectures, labs, and exams. Sure, these provide, reinforce, and test technical knowledge. But being an engineer involves more than just this. And I would argue that some of the most important skills …

Hot and Cold

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My sister and I loved watching Sesame Street when we were younger. Actually, I’ll even credit The Count for getting me so interested in math (though nothing will compare to how Bill Nye the Science Guy inspired me to be an engineer…he’s my true TV hero). But times are changin’. The Sesame Street of the 21st century stars Katy Perry. …

USC Engineering: Outside the Classroom

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No two experiences at Viterbi are the same. If anyone thinks there’s a “typical” USC Viterbi student, they’ll probably find more exceptions than agreements to the rule. That’s enough to keep campus life exciting for me. Outside of my Physics, Calculus, Probability and ISE Manufacturing classes, I make sure I shake off the stress — literally. I love to dance …

The NFL Draft

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So, as most of you sports aficionados (like myself) already know, and for those of you who don’t know, the NFL Draft is this Thursday. It should, as always, be exciting to see who my team takes and how it will help our quest to win the Super Bowl next season. Since I’m a Vikings fan, the ’09 season was a bit …

The Kodak Theatre

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With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, I am really excited to share my experience of touring the Kodak Theatre with you all. I got the opportunity to visit the theatre this weekend, and I really enjoyed it. Ironically, although it is called the “kodak” theatre, no pictures are allowed! Some fun facts about the theatre that I learned: — …

Greek Food

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My favorite type of food is Greek food. Last night my roommates and I went to The Grove. We did a little shopping of course and then we ate dinner at Ulysses. IT was the first time I have had Greek food in a lont time, but it was delicious. Shockingly to me at least, my roommates had never experienced …