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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.”
of Biomedical Engineering
“I think the exciting part for me, as an engineer, is that we’re making something possible that was impossible in the past to help patients.”
Arynn O. Gallegos
“Working in my research lab has provided me with mentorship that has profoundly shaped my career and professional goals and to find opportunities I couldn’t even dream of before starting college.”
A.C. Mike Markkula
B.S. ’64; M.S. ’66
Co-founder, Apple Inc.
“There is no way a student can graduate from the engineering school at USC without learning how to think through a problem and come to a correct and proper answer. That has served me well in everything I’ve done.”
Jose Juan Ruiz
“Coming from community college, I was worried about transferring into a major university, but once I got to USC all my doubts were put to rest. From the professors, career opportunities, organizations, events, and friends I made here, I know I made the right choice in choosing USC”
Viterbi Researchers Create The Lightest, Smallest, Fully Autonomous Crawling Microrobot Reported To Date
The RoBeetle’s artificial muscle is powered by controlled catalytic combustion, a technology that has the potential to enable the development of a diverse new generation of microrobots capable of operating on land, water and air.
The Mork Family Department of
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Can Sunlight Convert Emissions Into Useful Materials?
USC Viterbi chemical engineers are developing an environmentally friendly way to upcycle carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials, with some help from a high school student researcher.
Sonny Astani Department of
Civil & Environmental Engineering
USC Viterbi Launches New Masters Program in Advanced Design and Construction Technology
Interdisciplinary program from the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will create leaders of the built environment and sustainable cities
USC Student Develops AI Tools To Tackle Hate Speech, Hate Crimes
As AI makes its way into more areas of our lives, rooting out implicit bias is more crucial than ever, says USC computer science student Aida Mostafazadeh Davani.
Ming Hsieh Department of
Electrical & Computer Engineering
A Novel Approach Produces a Completely New Kind of Dynamic Light Structure
USC Viterbi Innovation May Change Our Understanding of How Light Propagates.
Daniel J. Epstein Department of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Kailey Breyer Brings Joy – and a Little Coding – to Girls
The USC Viterbi alumna and founder of Kailey’s Queens organizes events for 9- to 16-year-olds that foster friendship, learning and fun