Coolest Class: BME 210 – Biomedical Computer Simulations

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I am currently taking a class called BME 210 – a Biomedical Computer Simulations Method class which basically involves modeling the human body and the systems within with the help of differential equations and Matlab. The reason this class is “cool” is because I think it is the first time a BME student is able to get a good picture …

Biomedical (Mechanical) Engineering in My Own Words

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As a senior finishing my degree in Biomedical-Mechanical Engineering, I’ve taken a variety of courses that connect and crossover between departments and disciplines.  I actually blogged about this same topic last year so you can read that blog here. Within biomedical engineering, there are actually four different emphases you can choose: no emphasis, mechanical, electrical, and biochemical.  I have friends …

Biomedical Engineering In My Own Words

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Biomedical Engineering is a unique field in how amazingly different it is to everybody. I feel like it indisputably has the greatest variety of career options and possible educational extensions (medical school, a masters in mechanical, electrical, or industrial and systems engineering, Ph. D, and a lot more). I’ll give you my experiences here. If you want a second opinion …

My Spring (and last!) Semester at a Glance

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Coming into my last undergraduate semester at USC, I had three classes left to finish my degree in Biomedical-Mechanical engineering.  Having taken a full course load of 18 units every semester, I came back from Winter Break still not knowing what my schedule would look like for the semester. The three required classes I had left included BME 402 (Control …

My Favorite Student Involvement: The Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME)

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Quick Disclaimer: I already blogged about my other favorite student involvement,, and I don’t want to do a repeat blog – so if you’d like to read about Colleges Against Cancer (you know you do!) then check out that old post! I’m also involved as a Viterbi Freshman Academy Coach, which I love as well. Anyway, time to talk about …

Academic Advising and Blink 182 at the Hollywood Bowl

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Okay, from the title of this blog, you’re probably wondering how these two topics could possibly be related, and in all honestly they aren’t! But they are two fun things I got to do this week, between class projects, the Viterbi Career Fair and everything else I’m up to. On Thursday I met with my Academic Advisor, Chris Noll, who …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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School’s back and between all the welcome back activities, football games, student org meetings and seeing friends that I missed over summer, I’ve hardly had time to think about the fact that I am now somehow a Senior?!  How am I already taking my fourth year of classes?  Looking back to my first semester freshman year till now, my classes …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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Being a first semester sophomore in Biomedical Engineering,  I am still covering the general sciences-Physics, Biology, Chemistry– and finishing up my Calculus series. All throughout high school, I absolutely enjoyed Chemistry and especially Biology, that I never thought to take a Physics class.. EVER! Of course, I was setting myself up for a bad position because now I am in …

Biomedical–Mechanical Engineering…My major from my perspective!

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My response to the common “What’s your major?” is often followed by either nods of approval, curious eyes, or confused looks and “that sounds crazy– what exactly do you do with that?” When picking my major, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew I really liked biology, medicine, physics, math engineering, and hands-on projects.  Thus …

Classes for a Biomed-Mechanical Engineer!

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Ever since I was young, I always loved the smell, taste and idea of coffee, and on a high note, this semester’s class schedule will be a great way for me to pursue this habit regularly especially Monday thru Wednesday.   It’s amazing how different my semester six looks compared to semester one schedule at USC.  Freshman year I had four …

The Advantages of Switching Your Major

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For the first three semesters at USC, I was a biomedical engineering major planning to study diseases that disproportionately affect the developing world. I was really excited to be learning things that could help me make a practical difference in the world once I’m out of school and looking for something to do with my life. I’ve always thought that …