Stories by Daniel Druhora:
Trojan sets his sights on a trip to Mars
USC Viterbi student, a Navy veteran, aims high at a post-graduation job in human space exploration and colonization.
Trojans visit Greek camp, seeking solutions to global refugee crisis
Moria, the infamous refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, is home to an estimated 9,000 refugees seeking asylum from places like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
USC’s space connections in full force at First Man preview, discussion
Trojan Neil Armstrong’s historic moon landing is discussed by USC’s interim president (a former aerospace executive), a USC trustee who once led NASA and a former astronaut who’s now a USC Viterbi faculty member.
Visiting professor solves one of math’s long-standing mysteries
Athanassios Fokas’ breakthrough on the Lindelöf hypothesis may have far-reaching implications for fields like cybersecurity and quantum computing.
USC Viterbi researchers help doctors burn away brain tumors with radio-frequency waves
USC Viterbi researchers are making it easier, faster and safer for doctors to use an emerging procedure in cancer patients.
How can basketball players make a perfect free throw? The method can be maddening
USC researchers in the Brain-Body Dynamics Lab decode the shot to learn how bodies break and heal.
Team’s lifesaving app could help farmworkers beat the heat
High schooler joins USC group developing project that sends automated warnings to everyone in the field.
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.’