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June 5, 2019

USC Viterbi Alumnae Wins GEM Leadership Award

"Being the first engineer in my family, as well as the first in my family to receive my Ph.D., means a lot to me." -Yilda Irizarry-Valle   Congratulations to Dr.…
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May 29, 2019

USC’s Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Reaches Space

Fourteen years after its establishment, the USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory has achieved its founding goal: to become the first all-student-run rocket team to pass the Kármán line, the official boundary…
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May 16, 2019

Leadership in Engineering

Connecting Culture and Leadership in USC Viterbi Recent USC Viterbi School of Engineering graduate, Vanessa Pangbourne (B.S. Chemical Engineering), was able to grow as a leader through her time with…
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May 15, 2019

Y Combinator invests $120,000 in USC Viterbi Student’s Startup

"We’d already done projects together and knew our work styles merged well” -Drake Rehfeld on building a company with fellow USC students Jackson Berry, Alexander Pareto, and Zachary Denham In…
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Viterbi News
March 7, 2019

What Drought?

"About 80% of rainfall in Southern California gets dumped into the ocean." If you've spent any time in Southern California this winter, you've probably noticed something a little out of…
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Viterbi News
March 1, 2019

USC Professors earn $3.1 Million Grant to Support Colorectal Cancer Research

"We will perform hundreds of simulations to identify how the overall growth of the tumor can be halted” In the fall of 2017, a $50 million gift from renowned spinal…
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Viterbi News
February 22, 2019

Startup Converts Plentiful Biofuel Byproduct into Profits

“All you have to do is put the glycerol in a huge pot, heat it up, add the molecule, and voila, the magic happens.”   Every year, the production of…
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February 10, 2019

Researchers Use AI to Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

"How do you find something when you don’t know what you’re looking for?"   Currently, memory tests are the most common method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. The problem? Alzheimer's can…
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February 5, 2019

USC Viterbi Professor Warns of Future Water Shortages in Arabian Peninsula

"In the coming decades, much of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa may have completely depleted their freshwater aquifers"   Essam Heggy is a researcher for the Ming Hsieh Department of…
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Viterbi News
January 29, 2019

Making Waves With USC Viterbi

In this article, New Yorker’s William Finnegan interviews world famous surfer, Kelly Slater, on his attempt at creating “The Perfect Wave.” Slater’s initial goal with this project began in 2003.…
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