From the Persian Gulf to the Red Planet

Jonathan Yoke, Navy veteran and astronautical engineering graduate student, prepares for Mars at USC

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Happy Diwali 2018

from Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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Building A Better “CAR”

A trio of USC Viterbi researchers have unlocked secrets about an engineered protein receptor, known as CAR, that makes cancer-fighting T cells more effective.

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NSF: Socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum

Study by Maja Matarić and Gisele Ragusa to advance in-home socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum was featured

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Piezoelectric Membranes for Water Filtration

Researchers optimize new method of cleaning filtration membranes used in wastewater treatment

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Seeing Through Rain and Fog

Materials developed by USC Viterbi Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran could allow autonomous vehicles to peer through the elements to improve safety.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

At the USC Michelson Center, Professor Scott Fraser’s incredible movies explore an unanswered question. How memories are formed?

Upcoming Events

Nov 16 Fri

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Fri, Nov 16, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Nov 18 Sun

Discover USC Open House

Sun, Nov 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: George Finley Bovard Administration Building (ADM) - Trousdale Walkway
DISCOVER USC FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Panel Discussions with Viterbi Students, Lab Tours, the Viterbi Student Organization EXPO and more! This full day program will provide you and your family with...

Nov 30 Fri

Transfer Day - Morning Session

Fri, Nov 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more! If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process then Transfer Day is for you. Transfer Day is a half-day...

Nov 30 Fri

Transfer Day - Afternoon Session

Fri, Nov 30, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more! If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process then Transfer Day is for you. Transfer Day is a half-day...

Dec 07 Fri

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Fri, Dec 07, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Feb 13 Wed

Computer Engineering and Computer Science Alumni & Industry Spotlight

Wed, Feb 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
The Viterbi Industry & Alumni Spotlight is a great opportunity for you to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes. They will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career...

Mar 05 Tue

Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight

Tue, Mar 05, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
The Viterbi Industry & Alumni Spotlight is a great opportunity for you to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes. They will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career...

Engineering+

Studying more than engineering makes for better engineers

SCilicon Beach

Our community is unique and groundbreaking… plus we have the beach!

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.”

Keyue Shen
Assistant Professor
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.”

Roxanna Pakkar
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2020

“It’s really cool knowing that this technical work that I’m doing in a lab has such huge social implications.”

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.”

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

Biologically Inspired Robotics - In this undergraduate course, students look to nature to design and build robots that mimic the movement of animals
What powers deep space travel? - Master’s student spends summer modeling nuclear generators for space expeditions
Eun Ji Chung Awarded NIH New Innovator Award - Grant to study nanoparticle innovations for kidney disease is a paradigm shift
Society of Petroleum Engineers chapter at USC honored as one of the best in the world - The global award recognizes the chapter’s excellence in community service, professional development, and industry engagement.
Clean Water and Sanitation For All - Tranice’ Warner, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her research in wastewater treatment
Getting Connected with Big Tech - New program establishes partnership between the USC Computer Science Department and major technology companies
Mahta Moghaddam Elected President of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society - The USC Viterbi director of new research initiatives will lead one of the largest societies within IEEE with over 8,000 members.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi Ranked in the Top Ten Engineering Programs According to US News & World Report 2018.
It is the only school ranked in the top 10 for these 3 rankings: Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Graduate Engineering Program, Best Online Graduate Information Technology (or Computer Science) Programs
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi has raised $450M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi’s online graduate program in computer science is #1, and the online engineering program, comprising more than 40 degrees, is #2 according to 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings
DID YOU KNOW?
44% of entering USC Viterbi freshman are women
DID YOU KNOW?
In June 2017, at the annual ASEE meeting, USC Viterbi received the ASEE President’s Award in recognition of its national leadership
DID YOU KNOW?
In June 2017 at the annual ASEE meeting, USC Viterbi received the ASEE Engineering Excellence for Veterans Award, one of only 4 schools nationally to receive such recognition
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 10 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom