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Gridlock Warrior

Gridlock Warrior

Nov 30, 2022

Ketan Savla is designing computational solutions to improve the flow of traffic in congested cities. “Smarter” stoplights may be just around the corner.

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Clearing the (Classroom) Air

Clearing the (Classroom) Air

Nov 08, 2022

A new air purification strategy by USC Viterbi researchers might reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in classrooms and other indoor spaces by as much as tenfold.

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How the Hoover Dam Broke Boundaries

How the Hoover Dam Broke Boundaries

May 12, 2021

Inspired by the Hoover Dam’s grandeur, graduating USC Viterbi student Saumya Joshi is a trailblazer in her own right, fearlessly changing the face of construction engineering.

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A Sustainable Hackathon

A Sustainable Hackathon

Sep 11, 2020

The 4th annual Sustain-A-Thon saw 57 students propose solutions for making the planet more livable and sustainable.

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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