USC Viterbi Digital Mag Spring 2018

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

Upcoming Events

Jul16Mon
Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Mon, Jul 16, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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...

Jul18Wed
Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Jul 18, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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...

Jul20Fri
Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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...

Jul23Mon
Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Mon, Jul 23, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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...

Jul25Wed
Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Jul 25, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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...

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

Senior Mechanical Engineers Win 1st Place at AIAA Conference - At the regional AIAA Student Conference, three mechanical engineering seniors placed 1st in the undergraduate paper competition
Reduce, Reuse, Rockets? - Astronautics grad Conor Cimo followed his passions for rocket engines and sustainability while at USC, and hopes to one day combine them
Driven to Help Others - USC Viterbi junior Rhea Choudhury combines entrepreneurship, tutoring and academic research to make the world a better place.
On a QuEST to Improve Lives - USC Viterbi senior Maria Bacci is passionate about advocating for the rights of LGBTQ individuals pursuing careers in engineering.
Meet Celeris, the first interactive coastal wave modeling software that runs faster than real-time - While currently available models can take hours to run, this open-source nearshore modeling software runs faster than real-time with concurrent visualization and an interactive environment
Football Star Tackles Computer Science - Student-athlete balances sports and academics, training 20 hours per week while earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years
Imagine Swallowing a Battery. Now Imagine an Electronic Pill Powered by Your Own Stomach - Professor Dina El-Damak works to create low-power circuits and batteries with important biomedical applications.
What plants can teach us about oil spill clean-up and microfluidics - Engineers create nature-inspired 3-D printed solutions for one of the worst manmade dilemmas.