Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! I recently came across a volunteer beach clean up event invitation at Santa Monica held by Heal The Bay. I had organized a campus clean up day with the our team of student club’s representatives in Istanbul Technical University. I also participated in other clean up events, so I was very excited about the … Read More

A friend in our peer-to-peer blockchain Energy project for our Environmental Sustainability and Competitive Advantage course shared a video of 7 ways block chain can aid our environmental problems. The video talks about 7 ways blockchain can stop climate change. Stopping blockchain is a little assertive slogan considering the size of the problem, but it offers great potential. Many of … Read More

I came across the Denim Day event held by VOICE volunteers of USC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) at USC Village. They provided information and held arts and crafts activities. I got to learn about Denim Day and misconceptions on gender based violence. Denim Day (April 25th) is held to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. … Read More

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! Biofuels are increasingly attracting attention from companies that seek to reduce their CO2 emissions and dependency on fossil fuels. There are various crops used as biofuels around the world such as sugarcane, palm (oil), soy and corn. The most common biofuel in the US is ethanol derived from corn. Conventional fuels such as gasoline … Read More

A year back I wrote a post about how I was going to spend my spring break.  It didn’t really involve any travelling and I spent most of my break studying for my midterm. But this spring break, thanks to my amazing friends, we did something fun and adventurous! We rented an RV, drove to Zion National Park in Utah … Read More

What a great way to take a break from the hectic graduate life at USC than to make a trip to the iconic Griffith Observatory. Named after Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith’s – whose vision was to make astronomy accessible to all – the Observatory was constructed for the public and donated to the City of Los Angeles in 1935. It has … Read More

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! Last week I visited the Broad museum, located at Grand Avenue in downtown LA. The Broad museum features contemporary art with an active program of temporary exhibitions since 2015. The building has two floors of gallery space with a cool architecture.  General admission to the museum is free. While, you will need to get … Read More

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! I have been involved in solar energy internships and studies, so I am pretty interested in how renewable energy is transforming the energy sector. I will briefly talk about how the conventional centralized energy systems are changing into decentralized systems with creative technologies such block chain energy applications. Conventional power stations such as coal-fired, … Read More

Previously I made a post about frequently asked questions by incoming students and now, I’m back again with another post about most commonly asked questions by new students. These were questions that I was asked during one of the panel discussions we had recently for incoming students. Most of the questions pretty much revolve around housing, scholarships, career opportunities etc. … Read More

Posted: March 21, 2018, 3:42pm I cannot believe it is already March!! Every year, my entire extended family on my mother’s side comes together for a week to reconnect and enjoy some good food and skiing. All 20 of us met up for some small group dinners and had several meetings for updates and goals for 2018. It sounds pretty … Read More