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Upcoming Events

George A. Bekey Distinguished Lecture with Professor Stefan Savage (UCSD)

Tue, Feb 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Stefan Savage, University of California, San Diego Talk Title: Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes and Outcomes Series: Computer Science Keynote Series Abstract: Over the last six years, a range of research has...

STEM Spotlight on Electrical Engineering

Thu, Mar 01, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: PHE lawn by PHE and SAL
The STEM Spotlight on the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering opens up the research labs and various activities to the students of Bud Carson Middle School in Hawthorne. The Spotlight series focus on introducing K-12 students to...

CEE Alumni & Industry Spotlight

Tue, Mar 06, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
Students will hear from alumni and industry professionals regarding their academic/professional experiences.

Viterbi Career Gateway Workshop

Thu, Mar 08, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

Mon, Mar 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Ali Jadbabaie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Talk Title: TBA Abstract: TBA Biography: TBA Host: Mihailo Jovanovic,

Tips to Getting an Internship or a Job

Tue, Mar 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: RTH 211
Virtually everything you think you know about getting a job/internship is wrong -- especially in the real-world after graduation. Discover how to cope with competition and avoid pitfalls in your job hunt, learn what employers are...


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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
A Clear Trajectory - Sophie Pepin breaks expectations by taking an early swing at the petroleum industry
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.
Modeling the impact of climate change and human activities on water and food - New project from USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute receives $13 million award to predict how human activities and natural processes impact one other.
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
A Time for Disruption? Why We’re All Batty Over Bitcoin - Due to overwhelming demand, USC offers its second course on the technology behind cryptocurrency that's changing the way the world does business