The Impact of Human-Centered Engineering
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is internationally recognized for creating new models of education, research and commercialization that are firmly rooted in real-world needs.
Our faculty and students are working hard to engineer a better world for all humanity – a mission more urgent than ever. For ways you can immediately help our students during the COVID-19 pandemic, please scroll to the bottom. Below are several examples of the critical work that is taking place daily.
The New Home for Computer Science at USC: Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Building
The thriving field of computer science will soon have a new state-of-the-art home at USC thanks to a lead gift from dedicated USC supporters Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg. This new 98,000-square-foot structure will break ground in 2021 and research and teaching in the building will focus on advancing computer science’s critical role in improving and benefiting society through areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.
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USC Viterbi Students Changing the World
Taking what they have learned in classrooms and labs here at USC Viterbi, our solutions-oriented engineering students have used their knowledge and skills to make impactful changes around the world.
USC Students Design Products for the World’s Hardest-to-Reach People
Watch the video below to learn more about how our students are using engineering and technology to develop sustainable and effective solutions for global problems:
USC Viterbi Student is Feeding the World; While Changing How We Dress
Recent USC Viterbi Graduate Launches Start-Up and Helps the COVID-19 Response in Her Homeland
Fooling Deepfake Detectors – Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters Students Expose a Glaring Vulnerability
USC Viterbi Research Leads to Medical Advances
Aside from the coronavirus pandemic, USC Viterbi continues to lead in the general field of medical research.
USC Viterbi Chemical Engineers Unlock a Fatal Vulnerability in Many Cancer Cells—Sugar Inflexibility
USC Viterbi Biomedical Engineering Researchers Create Nanoparticle that Aims to Prevent Potentially Deadly Blood Clots
Engineering + Medicine: USC Research Teams Develop a High-Powered Ultrasound Imaging Technique to Help Uncover Serious Eye Diseases Sooner Than Ever Before
Engineering in a Global Pandemic
Our lives were forever changed when COVID-19 spread across the world and into our Trojan community. As scientists and doctors worked hard to serve those who have contracted the coronavirus, USC Viterbi faculty, staff and students immediately took action to help our frontline healthcare workers.
Below are just a few of the ways that the USC Viterbi community used engineering to help in the fight against COVID-19:
Pin Wang and other researchers team up to race toward a vaccine
Semi-Autonomous Robots for Disinfection and Sterilization - USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) - S.K. Gupta and Andrea Armani
USC Researchers, Entrepreneurs Work to Fill Gap in Healthcare Supply Chain
The Impact of USC Viterbi Donors – How You Make This Possible
By making a gift today in support of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering — to the Engineering Innovation Fund or to a specific department or program or to our Student Projects Fund — you will be helping our faculty and students conduct and lead life-changing research and projects by providing them with the tools they need.
Student Emergency Funds
We have been moved by the generous outreach from our community, with many asking how they can help during this uncertain time that we are all facing to support those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. In response to this, USC and USC Viterbi have created the following funds to support students, staff, health care workers and the community.
USC Viterbi Student Aid Fund
This fund was established to provide financial support to current USC Viterbi students who are facing circumstances that may affect their ability to remain enrolled. These can range from temporary shelter; rent and utilities; funds for food; and for other unforeseen emergencies. The fund will provide our students the financial support they need so they can focus on their education and maintain their status as a student at USC.
The University’s COVID-19 Response
USC has established four funds in response to the COVID-19 crisis to help support all areas of the Trojan community. These funds include the USC Student Basic Needs Fund, Keck Medicine of USC COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, USC Community Outreach Fund, and USC Employee Support Fund.
When this crisis passes, we hope to be remembered by how we remained true to our mission, our values, our purpose, and our commitment to all the members of the Trojan Family.
Every dollar makes a difference. Whether it goes to student scholarships, research equipment, supporting student teams, or an upgrade of engineering classrooms and laboratories, your gift will help our school advance its mission by creating and nurturing our Trojan engineers.
Thank you for all you do and for your thoughtful consideration during this difficult time.
Be well and Fight On!