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Engineering+

Studying more than engineering makes for better engineers

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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
Dean

“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

Making a Splash - How a diver’s shape and impact force affect the characteristics of a splash
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
Let It Glow - Cristina Zavaleta aims to better detect and treat cancer using some “dye”-namic imaging methods
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
8th Annual EE Research Festival - Students from across the department shared their work with colleagues, faculty, and industry affiliates in a day-long event celebrating EE Research