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USC Society Of Women Engineers Launches 2015 GoldieBlox Campaign

November 30, 2015

This holiday season, you can give the gift of engineering to young girls in the Los Angeles community. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a USC student organization that encourages the next generation of female engineers. SWE wants women to achieve their full potential while expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life.

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Celebrating The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

November 13, 2015

Rarely do 10 year olds possess a world-class, cutting edge mastery of chemical engineering. Not so, in the case of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, which Thursday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Mork family’s transformative $15 million naming gift to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The donation brought together the disciplines of chemical engineering, materials science

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Bryan And Julie Min Launch Social Challenge

October 21, 2015

Their recent gift to USC Viterbi will establish a student business plan competition to fund startups with a socially assistive bent. The competition will encourage would-be social entrepreneurs to build businesses that benefit society, ranging from technological problems facing under-served communities to frugal engineering in developing countries, including access to clean water and affordable energy.

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Changing the Conversation

October 15, 2015

In his Sept. 29 “State of the School” address, USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos spoke to faculty and staff members at Town and Gown about how engineering has become the main driver of innovation by empowering “all other disciplines, from the natural sciences, to medicine, to social sciences, to the arts.” He calls this process “Engineering+.” Building on that

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Michelson Center Construction

September 30, 2015

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The center is named in honor of philanthropist and retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson, who recently presented USC with a gift of $50 million. The university continues to raise funds for the facility, which will add 190,000 square feet of laboratories and offices for key researchers to the southwest quadrant of the University Park Campus. There,

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Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon Connects Donors With Students

September 24, 2015

Kenneth Richardson at the annual Scholarship Luncheon
The inaugural USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Luncheon brought together donors and scholarship recipients. Dean Yortsos spoke about the importance of scholarships and how they allow USC to attract and retain the best students, one of the school’s top priorities. USC Viterbi scholarship recipients, he added, will one day become future leaders who will make important contributions to solving

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USC Viterbi Startup Awarded Silver Medal In Beijing

September 17, 2015

USC Viterbi’s Stasis Labs made headlines earlier in the year when Inc. Magazine named it one of 16 “Coolest College Startups of 2015,” but the young company is now earning international recognition after winning the silver medal in the student business plan competition at the Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Beijing on September 14. Read all about it here.

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USC Viterbi Commencement 2015

June 3, 2015

Gloomy skies and a light rain gave way to bright smiles and high spirits at the 87th Annual Engineering Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 15. Newly minted graduates warmly embraced loved ones. Parents beamed with pride. USC Dean Yannis Yortsos congratulated the 575 graduates – 30 percent of whom are women – on their accomplishments. He told them that they would shape the future for humanity’s benefit.

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USC Trustee Gordon S. Marhsall Dies at 95

June 3, 2015

USC Trustee Gordon Marshall, retired founder of electronics giant Marshall Industries and namesake of the USC Marshall School of Business, died June 2 in Pasadena. He was 95. Marshall was also on the USC Viterbi Board of Councilors.

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