Hosting the Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School

Joycelyn YipJoycelyn Yip

Posted: February 27, 2017, 4:40pm On Friday, my lab, the USC Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering (LLSE), hosted about 80 students from the Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School to show them around our research space and reinforce a few topics they recently learned in school. In their physics class, they have been studying centripetal force (and all of the … Read More

Finding Neverland

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Posted: February 27, 2017, 4:34pm Last week, my family attended the third show included in our Pantages Theater season pass – Finding Neverland! Before we headed over to Pantages, we had a quick dinner at Katsuya across the street. I got to satisfy my chawanmushi craving (a Japanese steamed egg dish) while enjoying other delicious dishes, including a blue crab … Read More

HTE@USC Mixer

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Posted: February 27, 2017, 4:14pm Two weeks ago, the Health, Technology, and Engineering Program at USC (HTE@USC) hosted a mixer on the rooftop of the new Fertitta Hall on the corner of Figueroa and Exposition. Open to a range of students from the Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Keck School of Medicine, and the Marshall School of Business, this … Read More

USC’s Graduate Student Government

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Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:33pm    At USC, the over-arching organization for both MS and PhD students is GSG, the Graduate Student Government. Run by an executive board of 17 and a senate of about 70, GSG aims to enhance the USC graduate and professional student experience by providing academic, social, and corporate programming, and representing the voice of the … Read More

A Weekend Getaway at Big Bear!

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 3:10pm    I finally got to hit the slopes for the first time this season! Last weekend, a group of us spent two nights around Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear to enjoy the incredible amount of snowfall we had this year due to the crazy rains. We rented an entire cabin through Airbnb with breathtaking views, … Read More

ASBME + GSBME Corporate Dinner

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Last Wednesday, the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME), with help from the Graduate Students of Biomedical Engineering (GSBME), hosted its 21stAnnual Corporate Dinner in the ballroom of the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. One of the biggest events of the year, this night is reserved for exclusively for students interested in the medical device, research, biotechnology, and … Read More

Exploring The Sea Ranch for a Birthday Weekend

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Posted: February 13, 2017, 10:21pm    For my cousin’s birthday this year, we kept up the tradition of going on a relaxing weekend adventure by heading the opposite direction up to The Sea Ranch about 2 hours north of San Francisco.  Jess had been eyeing this area for a while now because of the unique house style and proximity to … Read More

Chinese New Year 2017 + More!

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Posted: February 13, 2017, 9:31pm   Two weeks ago, a lot of my extended family flew into town for a long weekend of milestones and events. To mark the 20th anniversary of my grandma passing away, my aunts from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Hawaii all came to LA to remember her and spend time with one another. The anniversary of … Read More

Career Prep with VGSA

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Posted: February 3, 2017, 10:34am We did it! We pulled off another signature event this semester, and it’s only the start of February! When we met near the end of winter break with a few new executive board members, we were inspired to host a workshop to help our graduate engineering students prepare for career week. With important recruiting events … Read More

Tackling Muscular Dystrophy with UCLA

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Posted: February 3, 2017, 10:24am   Last week, our research group, the Laboratory of Living Systems Engineering, linked with the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA to discuss collaborating with one another to discover new methods for curing or preventing further decline in muscular dystrophy patients. Because they have been working with many patients with various forms of muscular dystrophy in the … Read More