Stories by Avni Shah:
The importance of pictures: Trojans bring senior portraits and more to Antelope Valley teens
Through the NewColorsProject, USC Marshall students gave 18 senior portrait packages to Palmdale high schoolers who couldn’t afford the pricey photos. That was just the start.
USC Marshall student launches a digital game to change the world
Larissa Gurjão Pereira De Lima’s game teaches teams to tackle the most difficult problems facing organizations, governments and countries across the globe.
Trojan’s hot sauce company addresses financial inequity in South America with a kick
USC Marshall social entrepreneurship alumna Antoinette Muñoz’s social impact company supports small scale Peruvian chili pepper farmers.
Co-operative education bridges gap between the recently incarcerated and jobs
Social co-operative Collective REMAKE engages leaders in the community, including USC Marshall graduates, to target systematic poverty through just transitions and co-operative businesses.
How the Coliseum’s faulty thermometer became a pet project of USC Viterbi
For years, the temperature read “70.” Now the peristyle thermometer tells the truth.
Student effort helps address homeless people’s health care needs
USC Viterbi students gain funding for products that support portable medicine storage.
USC students compete in NASA augmented reality challenge
The team of USC and Arizona students was one of 10 selected to design an AR interface for lunar and Martian exploration.
Folding, cutting and bending our way into a more adaptable future
USC researchers model how new metamaterials behave, opening the door for applications in soft robotics and even space.
A new use for platinum: Improving the quality of water
Learn how USC researchers identified a new treatment for harmful chemicals in wastewater.
For graduate Elyse Pollack, there’s nothing better than being a Trojan
COMMENCEMENT 2022: From playing on USC’s world-famous marching band to mentorship for USC’s female engineers, the USC Viterbi graduating senior thrives on Trojan spirit and family.
Colorful prosthetics — made on a 3D printer — give kids the confidence of superheroes
USC students’ creative work helps young Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patients with limb differences lead fuller lives.
Too busy to make breakfast? Leave it to the robot
For your next coffee and pancake order, all you need is a couple of robots — and USC Viterbi students to program them.
Actor, pilot and engineer: USC Viterbi senior does it all
From gymnastics to the U.S. Air Force ROTC, USC senior Natalie Smith built her life on asking, “Why not?”
USC launches its third satellite into space
Satellite Dodona — built by USC Viterbi students and faculty as part of SpaceX’s Smallsat Rideshare Program — hitched a ride on the launch firm’s Transporter 3 mission this week.
When basics are a luxury, how do you promote sustainability?
$10 milk. Electricity six times the national average. USC students partner with Alaska’s Tlingit indigenous community to find new answers.
How to reclaim more water — and save money, too
In Southern California, desalination facilities and wastewater reclamation plants are often near each other. That presents opportunities to provide the most water possible, while minimizing energy usage and keeping the environment in mind, USC Viterbi researchers say.
USC researchers develop tracking method in high-powered jet engines, paving the way for optimal combustion
Have you ever watched liquids mix together? There’s an art to how mixing occurs. USC Viterbi researchers share breakthroughs that will send a shock through your cup of coffee and cream and optimize supersonic and hypersonic flight.
How to do a better job of cleaning salty water? By keeping desalination tools dry
USC researchers deepen understanding of membrane design to allow for desalination of high salinity streams using green or lower energy investment.
Is L.A. like a city built on Jell-O? Chukwuebuka Nweke may have the answers
The new USC Viterbi assistant professor seeks to make our cities more resilient in the face of natural disasters.
Building lasting bonds and memorable structures, one relationship at a time
Persistence and a love of math and science led first-generation college student Mayla Rodriguez to USC Viterbi’s civil engineering program.
Can robots create fashion? Baxter learned how, thanks to 3 USC Viterbi students
Tie-dye provides a fun example of how robots can support the garment industry, while emphasizing human creativity.
Want your lithium batteries to last longer? Maybe stretching them could help
USC researchers have applied fundamental mechanics to help increase battery storage capacity and lifespan.
Electric propulsion: The future of sustainable aviation
USC researchers have been awarded a new NASA grant to make air travel cleaner, greener and more adaptable.
Could mapping tiny hairlike structures help treat lung illnesses?
With a $2.3 million NIH award, USC researchers will study how cilia behavior and structure impact their function, a key in improving diagnostics and treatments for lung illnesses like COVID-19.