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Researchers demonstrate antibiotic-resistant genes are well removed by purification used to recycle wastewater but final quality is influenced by environmental factors

Researchers demonstrate antibiotic-resistant genes are well removed by purification used to recycle wastewater but final quality is influenced by environmental factors

Oct 03, 2019

A team led by Assistant Professor in the USC Viterbi Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Adam Smith has found that purified water returned to Southern California aquifers for storage and reuse blends with antibiotic-resistant bacteria already found in the aquifer, adding key data to the conversation on how we reuse water.

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Lessons Within the Rubble

Lessons Within the Rubble

Aug 29, 2019

How two USC professors are mining historic disasters to build educational infrastructure reframing how we approach natural disaster preparation.

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USC Hosts the 4th Annual Le Val Lund Lecture

USC Hosts the 4th Annual Le Val Lund Lecture

Nov 20, 2018

In honor of Le Val Lund, Jr., ASCE, USC and Caltech hold an annual lecture on lifeline infrastructure and community resilience and award an individual who greatly contributes to this field. This year, the event was held at USC.

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Clean Water and Sanitation For All

Clean Water and Sanitation For All

Oct 17, 2018

Tranice’ Warner, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her research in wastewater treatment

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A Desk That Knows You

A Desk That Knows You

Sep 16, 2018

Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.

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A Powerful Touch

A Powerful Touch

Aug 06, 2018

USC Viterbi alumnus PJ Wilson moved to Puerto Rico bringing solar kits and advocating for renewable energy on the hurricane-ravaged island

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Winning Big

Winning Big

Apr 19, 2018

USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.

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Keeping Her Promise

Keeping Her Promise

Apr 17, 2018

Glenda “Milly” Rodriguez, president of the USC chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, assured her parents she would become the first in her family to graduate from college. That day is coming soon.

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A Bench for “A Mensch”

A Bench for “A Mensch”

Mar 09, 2018

USC Viterbi alumnus Kenneth Hekimian and his family recently dedicated a bench in honor of his mentor, Howard Laitin, a former USC adjunct professor and Hughes Aircraft chief scientist.

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“Work With Your Mind”

“Work With Your Mind”

Aug 16, 2017

Through academic clubs, research, and fellowships from GEM, AAUW and the Switzer Foundation, master’s student Daisy Benitez works towards creating a sustainable future

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Tsunami CSI

Tsunami CSI

Aug 07, 2017

Waves as high as the Space Needle wreaked havoc in uninhabited Taan Fiord, Alaska and a group of scientists find out how it happened and what to look for before the next one hits

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Building Leaders

Building Leaders

Jun 07, 2017

USC Hosts the Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management Programs

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USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

May 23, 2017

Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.

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Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat

Oct 28, 2016

Professor Qiming Wang uses 3-D printing to develop composite materials that are insensitive to thermal expansion or even contract when heated.