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designing lightboards
NAI alumni and electrical engineer Manolo Calderon, 23, left, with USC industrial engineering student, Emanuel Marquez, 22, demonstrate the light board designed to help online teachers. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

To make online learning easier, USC’s college prep program gets tech-savvy

The Neighborhood Academic Initiative realized early in the pandemic that innovative learning tools would be needed to educate its scholars, leading a new team of “tech innovators” to make lightboards a top priority.

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imaging insulin producing pancreatic cells
Different imaging approaches provide unique layers of information on cellular structure. Soft X-ray tomography provides a map of organelles within an intact cell, while cryo-electron tomography provides high-resolution windows into specific cellular neighborhoods within a cell. (Illustration/Katya Kadyshevskaya)

To better understand diabetes, scientists gaze inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells

A USC-led team has developed advanced imaging techniques that allow for a uniquely detailed glimpse inside the body’s insulin factories.