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

Upcoming Events

  • Seminar
    Jan. 17 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
    Speaker: Dr. Jerry M. Mendel, University of Southern California Talk Title: A Remarkable Trajectory-” From AI back to AI, With...
  • CS Distinguished Lecture: Ronitt Rubinfeld (MIT)
    Jan. 23 04:00 PM-05:20 PM
    Speaker: Ronitt Rubinfeld, MIT Talk Title: TBA Series: Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract: TBA Biography: TBA Host: Computer Science Department
  • Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair
    Jan. 25 05:00 PM-06:00 PM
    Create a strategy to optimize your time, learn best practices when approaching employers, and get useful tips to help...
  • Job and Internship Search
    Jan. 30 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
    Virtually everything you think you know about getting a job/internship is wrong -- especially in the real-world after graduation. Discover...
  • The Viterbi Career Fair
    Feb. 1 10:00 AM-03:00 PM
    The Viterbi Career Fair is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Students...
  • Viterbi PressFriends Symposium
    Feb. 10 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
    On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Viterbi School of Engineering and USC PressFriends Club will host our 2nd annual...


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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.”

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

It’s Cold in Space; But Not as Cold as It Could Be - USC alumna and adjunct research associate professor Anita Sengupta led a project to create the coldest spot in the solar system on the International Space Station and now is bringing space travel here on Earth
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
Combating eye injuries with a reversible superglue seal - Scientists and engineers at USC develop an on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield
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.
What Lies Beneath: “PipeFish” Robot Patrols City Pipes to Detect Underground Water Leaks - Supported by the Keston endowment, ISI researcher Wei-Min Shen is working to combat deterioration in LA's aging underground water networks
USC Viterbi Researchers Design Thermal ‘Skin’ to Maintain Temperature of Satellites - VO2 coated silicon material designed in collaboration with Northrop Grumman performs 20 times better than current semiconductors