Spotlight on Research

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Spotlight on Research Labs within ViterbiThe USC Viterbi School of Engineering is at the forefront of engineering research in all different disciplines, but what's even greater is that undergraduates have so many opportunities to join research labs! Here are some research labs where undergraduate students are currently working.Tsunami Research Center: The TRC is actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research; inundation ...

An Overview of Computer Science

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Hey everyone! This week we’re all talking a little bit about our majors and what they actually are.  Like any engineering major, computer science is mostly about problem solving.  The great thing about computer science is that it almost seamlessly integrates into every other field of engineering.  It’s first and foremost a tool to assist in making systems automated and …

Top 5 Student Orgs in Engineering

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Within Viterbi, there are plenty of student organizations to join in order to build your college experience outside of the classroom. There are a variety of different of clubs within Viterbi, such as professional organizations, design teams, social groups, and minority organizations! Check out some of the coolest organizations below! Engineering Without Borders (EWB) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aK2jK3yd8A&w=560&h=315]USC Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Design ...

Top 5 Favorite Lab/Hands On Classes

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Engineering is solving real world problems! Here are some of the most popular classes in which students get their hands on design experience.AME 341 - Mechoptronics This is a two semester lab course for students majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.  It is a very involved and thorough design class that gets its name from combining mechanical parts, optics, and electronics into ...

Getting Around LA Without a Car

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Having a car when you come to college isn't always feasible, but due to being in one of the biggest and most popular cities in the world, there are many alternative ways of getting around Los Angeles without a car. The Metro: With stops all over Los Angeles (even going as far south as Disneyland), the Los Angeles Metro can pretty much ...

USC’s Best Study Spots: The Highlights

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Studying: it's one of the most important things you'll be doing at USC.  It's important to develop good study habits early, and that can be made easier if you find the right study spot.  Everybody's different - some people may prefer libraries, coffee shops, outdoor areas, or even just their desk in their bedroom.  Whatever your personal preference, here are ...

Athletics at USC: The Highlights

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A great way to start the day refreshed, end the day on a high note or to just take a break from studying is to get a work out in with friends!  From varsity to club to intramurals to student run organizations there's a sport of interest at USC for everyone.   Whether you've been training your whole life to be the ...

Our Favorite Classes: The Highlights

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Due to the breadth of majors that Viterbi has to offer, we end up taking a set of incredibly diverse classes. This is a compiled list from some of our favorites of this semester. CE 473 – Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics: "Professor Sherman has really opened my eyes to how much more there is to engineering than just the ...

Discover Civil & Environmental Engineering!

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Ever think you could conduct research involving a wave tank?  Meet Professor Patrick Lynett.  A professor in civil engineering at USC, Dr. Lynett’s research investigates hurricane and tsunami impacts on the coast.  While rare events, the consequences of natural disasters can leave behind a neighborhood in rubles.  Thus Lynett he looks into creating reliable infrastructures for these communities.  Watch to ...

Meet Makana: Chemical Engineering Senior!

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQV0VDgKY2Q]Tour the life of a senior, researcher, tutor, ultimate frisbee athlete, international intern, chemical engineer etc. -- the list goes on!  Through this link you’ll be able to: see what a typical day of a USC student is, learn how to get research as a freshman or once you realize you’re interested, discover the academic resources available at Viterbi, ...