As much as I love the Fall semester and the football games and Autumn weather it entails, Spring is my favorite semester at USC. The weather is phenomenal. No football games mean a free Saturday. Best of all, you’ve got Summer months to look forward to. The only trouble is it’s difficult to focus on work when you just want to be outside.
This semester I’m taking a full 18 unit course load: BME403 Physiological Systems, BME402 Control and Communication in the Nervous System, EE201 Intro to Digital Circuits, EE202 Linear Circuits, and CHEM105B. So far I’m really enjoying BME402 and EE202. 402 looks at neurons and neural systems from an electrical engineering standpoint – we draw and analyze circuits that function identically to organic systems. It’s really fascinating interdisciplinary material. 202 is your typical linear circuits design and analysis course, but Professor Maby is awesome (he puts on classic rock whenever we work on practice and sample circuits).
Outside of class, this semester is shaping up to be a fun one. My friends and I are going to go to Lake Havasu in Arizona for Spring break, because boats are to college males what sparkle ponies are to little girls. Later on in the semester, I’ll be going to Vegas and spending a weekend at the Bellagio with my fraternity for our annual Vegas invite.
On top of all that, I’m working to expand my Engineering World Health club to include a partnership with the Health Sciences Campus where we would take monthly trips there and try to repair old and broken medical equipment under the tutelage of graduate BME students. I hope it pans out! I’m also working on a pilot program to expand the Freshmen Academy mentorship program to include spring admits and transfers.