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NAE Grand Challenges

Engineering problems exist in the real world, and our obligation is to help solve them, in real time.

Shana Douglas
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2018

“My passion is volunteering and inspiring the future generation to go into STEM fields. I’m so happy to be apart of a school that shares those values.”

Yannis Yortsos

“The new face of engineering is not that of Dilbert in the cartoons. It is the face of bright women and men, spanning societal, racial and ethnic divides. Diversity is not a political slogan, it is an essential ingredient for innovation.”

Tajinder Singh
M.S. Computer Science, 2016

“I have met people from all around the world, worked with them and listened to their point of view and realized how one small point can be looked at through so many different angles.”

Rhea Choudhury
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2019

“At USC Viterbi, I’ve already discovered a new sport, conducted engineering research abroad and explored all over LA with some of the most diverse people I’ve ever met, just in my first three semesters alone.”

Rebecca Peer
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, 2018

“I have felt encouraged to strive for truly unique and scientifically relevant research with the support of my fellow students, my advisor, and my Engineering department.”

Academic Departments

High School Students Attend AME STEM Spotlight - The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering opens its doors to local high school students to encourage STEM education and careers
USC Viterbi Joins the International Astronautical Federation - At the 68th International Astronautical Congress, USC Viterbi School of Engineering joins notable space organizations like NASA, ESA and SpaceX as a member of the IAF
Let It Glow - Cristina Zavaleta aims to better detect and treat cancer using some “dye”-namic imaging methods
Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Alumni Shine at 2017 SPE ATCE - USC Viterbi professors and alumni receive several SPE International Awards at the annual conference for the Society of Petroleum Engineers
NAE President C.D. Mote, Jr. on Understanding and Executing Leadership - This year's keynote Dorman Lecture, hosted by the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was given by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President C.D. Mote, Jr.
Can AI Help to Detect and Cure Cancer? - At the USC Michelson Center, Fei Sha will bring an expertise in AI and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle some of the most vexing issues in healthcare.
Mihailo Jovanovic Named Fellow of the American Physical Society - Professor Jovanovic was recognized for profound contributions to stability and flow control, and the application of control-theoretic and optimization techniques to the analysis of wall-bounded shear flows, drag reduction, and viscoelastic fluids.
Nature’s Armor: A Lobster Tale - Biological structures may provide insight to prevent and treat sports-related injuries.