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Need Help Building a Moon Base? USC Viterbi Researchers Partner with NASA

Low cost, low impact construction on the moon: new CrafTram technology could aid the next generation of lunar explorers

Going Digital, With Low Code and Low Cost 

Electronic records startup Frontida Records raises funds to organize medical information in low resource settings across the world 

Student Startup Remedy Addresses Healthcare for Unhoused 

USC students gain funding for products that support portable medicine storage 

Engineering Communities, One Stitch at a Time

USC senior Kathryn Huang co-founded Madhatter Knits, a knitting group that provides resources for newborns across the globe.

Going Platinum: A Non-Toxic Catalyst for Clean, Re-Usable Water

How USC researchers identified a new treatment for harmful aldehydes in wastewater

“The Best Educated Class In Our History”

At the 2022 commencement ceremony, undergraduates shared laughter, tears and hugs as they embark on a new journey

“The World Impatiently Waits For You”: 1100 USC Viterbi Master’s Students Graduate

First in-person, satellite ceremonies in two years feature four-star general and former CEO of Yahoo and Verizon Media as speakers

“Do Better Than Us”: Three Years of USC Viterbi Ph.D.s Receive Their Hoods.

At the 2022 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony, 215 new graduates join Trojan forebears like Andrew Viterbi and Wanda Austin.

2022 Graduate Yun Li Awarded Top PhD Honor for Exemplary Research

The 2022 graduate was honored for research on the role of energy system decarbonization and land surface properties on urban air quality in Southern California.

For Graduate Elyse Pollack, There’s Nothing Better Than Being a Trojan

From playing on USC’s world-famous marching band to mentorship for USC’s female engineers, USC Viterbi graduating senior Elyse Pollack thrives on Trojan spirit and family.

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  • Top 10 engineering school in the nation
  • Multidisciplinary research, integrating AI & CEE
  • Global innovation programs
  • Academia + industry partnerships
  • Our living lab - Los Angeles - one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan cities in the world