Stories by Amy Blumenthal:
Record-breaking flight: USC students’ rocket shoots up, up and away
At 144,000 feet, it’s believed to be the highest altitude achieved worldwide for a vehicle designed and manufactured by students.
USC Viterbi’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing to open
The downtown L.A. facility will provide students with firsthand experience in advanced technologies.
U.S. News ranks USC No. 1 in two key online graduate programs
Both engineering and computer science programs place highest in the nation.
USC Viterbi researchers invent waterproof patch to monitor UV ray exposure
Color-changing smart material sensor will alert user that it’s time to get out of the sun.
Visual expert to lead USC institute’s graphics lab
Computer scientist Hao Li aims to modernize the way researchers capture, process and analyze data.
Two USC Viterbi researchers named among top ‘Innovators Under 35’
Nora Ayanian and Kelly Sanders are recognized by MIT Technology Review for their promising studies of robotics and energy.
Cooling breakthrough could improve performance of quantum computers
USC researchers discover a method to reduce heating, a problem that challenges the potential of the high-powered devices.
A clear-cut approach to autism screening and diagnosis
New algorithms improve efficiency and identify more specific behavioral targets for intervention.
USC Viterbi, nonprofit collaborate on STEM education
The engineering school aims to build a pipeline for underserved students in science and technology who will build and launch a rocket.
USC Viterbi, Northrop Grumman establish institute to develop advanced optical materials
The Northrop Grumman Institute of Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials will explore the properties of tiny structures and materials.
USC Viterbi scholar to lead research on brain-machine interfaces
Eight international universities will take part in the study focusing on neuroscience, machine learning and signal processing.
New 3-D printing process could lead to construction on Mars and the moon
USC Viterbi professor’s invention uses lunar and Martian dust to develop material for a zero-gravity environment.
Can a tree grow in space?
A living satellite might not be such a space oddity.
Can you tell if your therapist has empathy?
New software developed by researchers detects a person’s ability to understand or share feelings in therapy sessions.
Solomon Golomb to receive Franklin Medal for work in digital communications
Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking and USC’s Andrew Viterbi are previous recipients of the prestigious honor.
USC team demonstrates the first wireless network synchronized to a billionth of a second
‘Blink’ protocol allows for wireless transmission over longer distances with less energy.
USC Marshall embarks on $400 million fundraising drive
The USC Marshall School of Business kicked off its $400 million fundraising drive with a gala on May 8.
Startups get a leg up at annual business competition
Winners of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ New Venture Seed Competition were announced at the Marcia Israel Awards Banquet.
USC Marshall to offer new online master’s in library science
USC has announced a new online master’s degree of management in library and information science to launch in May.
USC Marshall students put their best pitch forward
USC Marshall School of Business undergraduates became members of a team that was knee-deep in the development of a real ad campaign.
Business alum sees opportunities at USC
For Chris DeWolfe MBA ’97, a “serial entrepreneur” best known for co-founding and leading MySpace as CEO, Los Angeles and USC were – and continue to be – catalysts for new business opportunities.
USC Marshall study shows growth of tablets in North American market
A new study by the USC Marshall Institute for Communication Technology Management highlights the increasing penetration of tablets and smartphones in the North American market.
USC Marshall undergraduates meet Warren Buffett
In January, 20 USC Marshall School of Business undergraduates and finance professor Julia Plotts met legendary investor and philanthropist Warren E. Buffett in Omaha, Neb.
When good design makes good business
Steve Glenn, social entrepreneur and founder of LivingHomes, spoke to USC students Jan. 24 at“Lunch and Learn,” a Society and Business Lab series featuring speakers whose businesses maintain a bottom line of people, planet and profit.