Stories by Daniel Druhora:
Dad’s mysterious past inspires his daughter’s future — in engineering and beyond
While trying to figure out her late father’s ‘dangerous secrets,’ new graduate Betty Stearns discovered a world of endless possibilities.
USC engineer looks at drugs that advance from bench to bedside
Paul Bogdan examines pharmaceuticals as if they were people who interact in a social network.
Trojan’s military career took flight from the start
Stayce Harris ’81, the first female African-American to achieve the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force, inspires female pilots and engineers to dream big.
USC alumna — part surgeon, part engineer — recalls the dreams that inspired her
Rosa Navarro runs a private practice treating chronic pain, implanting medical devices of her own design.
Who wants to show up as Gandalf at their next meeting?
Thanks to USC Viterbi Professor Hao Li, you may one day be able to do that in virtual reality.
It’s back to basics — basic science — for USC, Northrop Grumman
The aim of their new partnership is to create a repeatable model for industry-supported research.
Engineers try to get to the heart of true love
eHarmony recruits two USC data scientists to break down the hidden factors that result in long-lasting relationships.
Pokémon Go: The April Fools’ joke that turned into a global sensation
How a USC Viterbi computer science graduate joined the team behind Pokémania.
Podcast highlights scientist’s journey from behind the Iron Curtain to the frontiers of space
Bogdan Marcu shares his amazing story — one that involves another USC alum in a key role — on the latest episode of USC Viterbi’s “Escape Velocity.”
USC Viterbi alumna designs thinking robots and NASA rovers
Ayanna Howard, who opened the door for female engineers, is celebrated for championing diversity in science and technology.
Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
Students go to court as digital forensics experts in an annual exercise that simulates an actual trial.
In memoriam: Solomon Golomb, communications technology pioneer, 83
The legendary scholar’s work in communications helped usher in the digital age.
Facebook fellow is inside the Internet every waking hour
USC Viterbi student works on issues that get between you and your destination while flooding the net with likes, selfies and those funny cat videos.
First virtual reality festival takes the technology into new realms
From improving memory to designing cities, one of the first student VR clubs in the nation stretches the limits of the movement.
How to bring solar power to the masses
USC Viterbi engineer may have the silver bullet that could make solar energy more efficient and affordable.
Hear the ‘Google Earth’ of sound in virtual acoustic museums
Explore researchers’ trek to capture the sounds of historic Byzantine churches on Escape Velocity, a new USC Viterbi podcast.
An astronaut is injured in outer space … you have 30 hours to help him
NASA and USC Viterbi pose a unique challenge, giving students the chance to unleash the ‘true engineer.’
A tough cowgirl turns from truck mechanic to biomedical engineer
Alumna’s journey takes her from New Mexico to USC, which opened her eyes to a whole new world of possibilities.
From virtual reality to handhelds, USC GamePipe Lab uploads innovation in game design
USC Games represents an exciting collaboration between the Interactive Media & Games Division and the Department of Computer Science.
At 100, ‘Mr. Freeway’ looks back at his concrete creations
A USC engineering alum built the highways that ushered in a new era across America.
An Army aviator with her feet on the ground
Iraq war veteran and PhD student at USC Viterbi has broken barriers and brought hope to many on the battlefield.
Two officers, two nations, one mission
USC grad student recounts an unlikely friendship and a singular mission in Afghanistan.
Hot tech startups get investors’ attention at ‘Real Deal @ USC’ event
Entrepreneurs get valuable feedback and candid advice from leaders including retired Gen. David Petraeus and USC President C. L. Max Nikias.
Lasers light the way for budding scientists
Young women from local schools get a taste of emerging technology at USC Viterbi event.