Homecoming

maria-2012 Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This was my second year attending homecoming at SC, and to say the least, I felt like it was an event that brought more Trojans together regardless of their graduation year. It’s not usual for me to look forward to a tailgate that starts at 9am in the morning on a game day, however, being on campus that early on …

Who’s Tommy?

will Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Last night was the opening night of the musical that I’ve been a part of for the last two months.  It’s a rock musical based the The Who’s album, “Tommy,” and it’s called, appropriately enough, “The Who’s Tommy.”  The show follows the story of Tommy, a young boy who experiences induced catatonia because of a traumatic childhood event.  The story …

Obamarama!

will Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to hear one of the most charismatic, exciting speakers to ever come to USC, President Barack Obama.  He came to rally the public in support of the democratic candidates in the upcoming election on November 2nd.  Obviously because buzz had been growing about the rally and that Obama was coming, almost all of USC and …

Obama at USC

maria-2012 Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Not everyone enjoys waking up at 7am on a Friday, especially when they don’t have any classes. But this wasn’t the case this past Friday for most USC students because waking up that early to attend President Obama’s speech was well worth the early morning madness and extremely long lines. President Obama came to USC to rally for gubernatorial candidate …

A Good End to a Long Week

nathan-2013 Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

So the day is almost here! (Literally—I’m writing this at almost midnight.) President Obama will be arriving on campus soon to hold a rally for Organizing for America. Estimated attendance: 30,000. Number of rescheduled midterms: 1. It was a bit close, but it turns out that my EE 101 midterm was moved to next week, meaning that I’ll be able …

Grand Challenges Summit

anastasia-2012 Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Last week USC hosted the NAE Grand Challenges Summit. For those of you who don’t know about the summit, it is a national event, which brings leading experts, scientists, and innovators together to discuss 14 grand engineering challenges. (Check out Evan’s blog for more on the Summit!) Miles O’Brien , a former CNN correspondent, was the moderator for the event. …

Reached the Summit

lydia-2012 Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

After a year of hard work, the Grand Challenge Summit was a huge success. I’m now in “post-conference mode,” which includes wrapping up the events, creating take-away materials/curriculums, and making a webisode. I was even asked to write a guest blog entry for Green Growth Cascadia! Check back for more updates on the conference.

NAE Grand Challenge

arianna-2012 Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This past week, the USC Viterbi School played host to the NAE Grand Challenge Summit. The Summit brought “together leading scientists and engineers, educators, policy leaders, innovators and corporate executives to address the 14 challenges articulated by the National Academy of Engineering.” On Wednesday, the day was specifically for students, so of course a lot of Viterbi students were there! …

National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge

maria-2012 Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This week, USC hosted the second annual National Grand Challenge Summit for the National academy of Engineering. The summit was designed to discuss how science and technology can be used to solve society’s biggest problems, and the keynote speakers and panelists ranged from scientists and innovators to policymakers and business executives. I was able to attend the summits on Innovation, …

NAE Grand Challenges Conference Student Day

nathan-2013 Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This week, USC is hosting the National Academy of Engineers Grand Challenges Summit. What are these so-called “Grand Challenges”? Today, at the students-only day, I found out. Engineering encompasses a range of topics that interest me because they are associated almost exclusively with moving forward, discovering new things, and making progress. History is fun, but it’s looking backwards. English is… …

My Favorite Place on Campus

ryan-2012 Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

In lieu of a typical blog post I do – summarizing really my week and highlighting main events – I’m going to try something different. As a quick aside, last weekend was Parents’ Weekend and, despite the loss to Washington, I had a great time. I got to see my family and my brother. I’ve added a picture below of …

Jane Goodall

arianna-2012 Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Growing up, my mom would always read me stories about ‘the monkey lady’ who lived with chimps in Tanzania. I remember watching the television when she came on, and my mom even showing me movies about her. As a child,  I could never understand why someone would want to “live” with chimps her whole life, but my mother instilled in …