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

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Death of the Middleman? USC Researchers Imagine a Cheaper, Fairer Marketplace For Digital Goods

Beyond improving e-commerce, USC Viterbi’s Bhaskar Krishnamachari sees a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital information.

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Persevering to Excellence

Yilda Irizarry-Valle, a USC Viterbi alumna, overcomes challenges to receive prestigious GEM Young Alumnae Leadership Award

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USC Viterbi News: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

From engineering rockets that break records to solving global crisis and launching start-ups, the Class of 2019 is going places

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Master’s Students Shine

At the 2019 USC Viterbi master’s commencement, graduates shared hugs, smiles and selfies.

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USC Viterbi News: “A Ph.D. Is Our Call to Action”

USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

Baum Family Maker Space

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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

Scifi bot the robotic fish It’s What’s Inside that Counts, Unless You’re a Robotic Fish - Mechanical engineering students challenged themselves to make a robotic fish that not only swims like a real fish, but looks the part too, demonstrating the possibilities inherent to soft robotics.
Students 3D print rocket engine - The Liquid Propulsion Lab successfully tested the world's first 3D printed rocket engine made entirely on campus
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.
Seeing Through Rain and Fog - Materials developed by USC Viterbi Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran could allow autonomous vehicles to peer through the elements to improve safety.
A “Post-Antibiotic World?” - Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants
A Hackathon for Women by Women - USC students changing hacking culture from competitive to collaborative.
Building A Better Blockchain - A company headed by a USC Viterbi alumnus has partnered with the school to advance this cutting-edge technology.
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
DID YOU KNOW?
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