I can’t believe that yesterday was my last day of classes! This semester seemed like the fastest one yet. Though a blur, there have been some definite standout moments.

1. Academically, I think the biggest, and most fun, project that I did this year was my electric guitar! I presented my final project yesterday, and it all worked! I was shocked that I finished it, but I am so proud of the accomplishment. I attached a video of the first time the guitar was “played.”

 It Works!!

2. Going along with academics, another big moment for me this year came during career recruiting season. I went to my first few networking events, like the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering Networking Dinner and the Viterbi Career Fair. From attending these networking events, I got a few interviews for summer internship positions. The whole recruitment season ended in receiving an offer from GE Healthcare, and I officially accepted the offer earlier this week! I’ll be spending the summer in Milwaukee, and I couldn’t be more excited!


3. Outside of school, I finished my first mini project in my research lab. I was testing the life span of the fetal pacemaker, and, after 32 days, it stopped pacing. I got to analyze the data I had been taking every day to try to figure out why the pacemaker stopped working, and I just finished the analysis a few weeks ago. This week, I’ll get a new mini project, so I’m curious to find out what it will be.


4. My favorite social memory was when Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity that I was a captain for during my sorority’s philanthropy, won the handball tournament! Watching the fraternities compete in handball was a ton of fun, and winning only made it even more fun to cheer on our team!

5. Last, but not least, rushing the field when USC beat Stanford is currently, and will probably always be, the highlight of my college experience! Although I was scared of being trampled when we all started rushing the field, it was such an incredible moment that I will definitely never forget!


Lauren Pelo-2015

Lauren Pelo-2015

Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2015, Learn more on her profile here!