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Engineering problems exist in the real world, and our obligation is to help solve them, in real time.
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"
Early Warning for Seizures Could Be a Game-Changer for Epilepsy Patients
USC researchers have harnessed a powerful mathematical model to provide advanced seizure prediction, revolutionizing epilepsy management and treatment.
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Breakthrough in Quantum Photonics Promises a New Era in Optical Circuits
A world-first method to enable quantum optical circuits that use photons—light particles—heralds a new future for secure communication and quantum computing.
Sonny Astani Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Can Bacteria Make Stronger Armor, Cars and Airplanes?
USC researchers harness the power of living organisms to make materials that are strong, tolerant and resilient.
What Game Design Taught Me About Life, Dreams, And 3-D Printing A Human Heart
Gavan Wilhite, ’10 B.S. computer science, created the first social platform for virtual reality, now he’s building the connective tissues in 3-D printed organs
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Maryam Shanechi to Lead Brain Research Supported by New NIH Award
The $3 million grant will help develop new neurotechnology to treat neurological and mental disorders
Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
The Secretive Networks Used to Move Money Offshore
Researchers at USC Viterbi have uncovered a highly unusual network pattern within the Panama Papers, showing how fortunes can be easily hidden in secretive offshore shell corporations, and how these remain difficult to trace and take down.