Stories by Lenora Chu:
New Frontier of City-Making
Europe has long been the standard of comparative study for architecture students, but when the USC School of Architecture announced its inaugural 15-week study abroad tour of urbanism in Asia last year, USC junior Joyce Tsai couldn’t resist.
Fighting Cancers by Tagging Their Triggers
Imagine the day a machine can draw your blood, screen it for genetic mutations and chemical variations that can cause cancer and pop out a drug tailor-made for your DNA.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Two actors wrapped in motion sensors circle each other as engineering researchers take note while standing at the perimeter of a USC Viterbi School of Engineering laboratory.
Recruiting Engineers at Sea
The difference between submerging at a 20-degree versus a 25-degree angle? Keeping your shoes on deck and falling flat on your face.
Distance Learning in a War Zone
Capt. Matt Smith spent parts of the last five semesters hunkered down at bases in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
A Collaboration With Lots of Class
Throw together an engineer, an artist and a marketer and ask them to develop the next hot commercial product — together.
Ahead of His Years and Peers
Ryan Kramer was done with high school at 13 and college at 18. Soon after, he was helping Boeing develop mission concepts for planetary exploration on a part-time basis.
Job Interviews in Unexpected Places
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s civil engineering students were prepared to shine this year at the Sparks Construction Competition near Reno, Nev.
USC Viterbi Professors Lead Underwater Research
Say you let loose a dozen robots into the ocean. The launch is easy. What’s harder is figuring out how best to program this “search party” to collect data, communicate with each other underwater and send information home to the mother ship.
USC Institute to Target Diesel Emissions
A Hong Kong shipping executive has pledged up to $4.1 million to fund a research program at USC to reduce emissions and improve combustion efficiency in marine diesel engines.