Sustainability at USC

For this upcoming year, USC Graduate Student Government (GSG) has announced a new theme focused on sustainability through its programming and advocacy initiatives. In order to be a more sustainable organization, GSG challenges all graduate and professional students to reflect on simple changes in their own lives that can alleviate the burden of climate change on future generations A simple … Read More

Visit to Museum of Tomorrow in Brazil

One of the fun places I visited during my time there was the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) – a science museum designed by neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava – and built next to the Guanabara Bay at Pier Maua. The museum was part of the city’s port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the first museum in … Read More

Biofuel From The Oceans

Depletion of petroleum derived fuel and environmental concerns about traditional means of energy production have accelerated the use of biofuel as an alternative source in recent years. Climate change and energy security are the two major driving forces for global biofuel development. Off the southern California coast, a team of researchers has been working on what they hope will become … Read More

Day 5: USC Spring Break in Catalina Island

After an amazing day in Parsons Landing, it was almost time to go back to the mainland. Many of us woke up early on Day 5 to enjoy the last couple of hours at the beach. I have craved the smell of the sea breeze and the sound of the crashing waves that I grew up with in my hometown, so I … Read More

Day 2: USC Spring Break in Catalina Island

We woke up to a foggy morning on our second day in Catalina Island, the temperature had dropped a little but the island was still looking beautiful. We all had breakfast and then head to the Lecture Hall to meet with a Nature Works Specialist from Catalina Conservancy – formed in 1972 – for a Naturalist Training. He talked about … Read More

Day 1: USC Spring Break in Catalina Island

I couldn’t have asked for a better Spring Break! As a newly admitted graduate student at USC, I was not aware of the USC Wrigley Institute Spring Break Program until a few weeks before the application deadline. It was a last-minute decision and I am so glad I was one of the participants in a small group of 21 students … Read More