“We’re Going to 3-D Print the First Rocket Made on Mars”

Tim Ellis, named to MIT Technology Review’s 2019 “35 Innovators Under 35” for his use of massive 3-D printers to build space-bound rockets

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Everywhere at Once

Two apps created by USC Viterbi Research Professor Ari Shapiro allow users to create digital avatars of themselves to improve communication.

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Alumnus Wins Prestigious PECASE Award

Jonathan Sauder, a NASA JPL engineer, lands “highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early career scientists and engineers” for his work on RainCube and Venus Rover.

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AI Predicts Musical Genre by Identifying Surprising Patterns in Hit Songs

Record-breaking single “Old Town Road” is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll, according to an artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by a USC computer science student

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Using 3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl to Create Tough New Smart Materials

USC researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

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Sep 10 Tue

External Fellowship Information Session

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the...

Sep 10 Tue

External Fellowship Information Session

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the...

Sep 10 Tue

External Fellowship Information Session

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the...

Sep 10 Tue

External Fellowship Information Session

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the...

Sep 10 Tue

External Fellowship Information Session

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the...

Sep 10 Tue

External Fellowship Information Session

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the...

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.”

Arynn O. Gallegos
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2020

“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
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2019

“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”

Academic Departments

LA-area youth spend three days gaining hands-on design and construction experience with the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering's Instructional Lab. Up, Up and Away! - L.A. Youth Gain Hands-On Engineering Experience at Three-Day Camp Hosted by the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
RPL Traveler IV Launch USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record - Traveler IV is reportedly the first entirely student-designed and built rocket to pass the Kármán line into outer space
Student Research Shines at Grodins Symposium - Around 90 biomedical engineering students presented their research to industry and research professionals at the annual Fred S. Grodins Research Symposium.
elderly hands Fighting Back Against the Ravages of Time - New USC Viterbi research tells us more than we’ve ever known about how and why our cells age, paving the way for a healthier, happier old age.
Meet The Trojan Engineer Helping Chinese Cities Bounce Back After Disaster - Nan Li, Ph.D. ’14, was named a 2018 top “Innovator under 35” in China by MIT Technology Review for his work in resilient cities
Craniofacial conditions, or malformation of the head and face, affect approximately 600,000 people in the United States, according to Children's National Health System. Photos/iStock USC researchers receive $12.5M grant for craniofacial research data-sharing endeavor - The project, FaceBase III Data Management and Integration Hub, would put USC on the map as the data epicenter for the craniofacial research community.
From Viruses to Social Bots, Researchers Unearth the Structure of Attacked Networks - A new statistical machine learning framework gleans the invisible and unobservable structure of any attacked network
Traffic Jam Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes - Jake Beaudin and his team created the app in 24 hours. They recently launched it to the tech industry at CES Las Vegas and will soon present it in Germany.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi Ranked in the Top Ten Engineering Programs According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. It is the only engineering school in the US on three USNWR top 10 engineering lists; Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, and Best Online IT Programs
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Since 2008, 12 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Engineering and 9 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Inventors.
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USC Viterbi has raised $480M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
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For the 7th straight year, USC Viterbi’s online graduate program in computer science is #1, and the online engineering program, comprising more than 40 degrees, is in the top 5 according to 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings
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The 2018 fall entering class consisted of 45% women, 23% students from underrepresented groups in engineering populations and 13% first-generation students
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There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom