Viterbi Magazine: Surviving a Day on Venus

Jonathan Sauder, USC Viterbi alumnus and lecturer and JPL engineer, brings back old technology to make new discoveries

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Viterbi Magazine: Recreating Reality

VRSC founder Jake Green uses virtual reality to reshape our world and inspire future generation

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Viterbi Flickr: USC Manufacturing Day

On Oct 5th, USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing opened its doors to local industry members and high school students. The center’s researchers showcased their work and high-tech equipment.

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Wired: Kelly Slater’s Artificial Surf Pool Is Really Making Waves

The world’s premier surfer has joined forces with Prof. Fincham to create an artificial wave in the middle of the California desert.

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What is Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering?

Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems.

A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. As a consequence, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines.

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AME Seminar

Wed, Nov 28, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 150
Speaker: Heather Culbertson, USC Talk Title: Can You Feel It? Haptics for Realism and Virtual Communication Abstract: The haptic (touch) sensations felt when interacting with the physical world create a rich and varied impression of...


AME students receive scholarships from ACSC

On September 22, the Aero Club of Southern California (ACSC) held their annual scholarship banquet. At the event, two Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering students were awarded scholarships from the group: Sidney Wilcox and Ara Mahseredijan. Wilcox is a senior undergraduate student majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in astronautical engineering. She is the chief resource manager of the … Read More

CAM members receive Best Paper Award at ASME CIE conference

Aniruddha Shembekar, Yeo Jung, Alec Kanyuck, and S.K. Gupta, Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, received the Best Paper Award at the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) for their paper, “Trajectory Planning for Conformal 3D Printing Using Non-Planar Layers.” The recipients are … Read More

Advanced Manufacturing Specialization in MSME Program

Prof. Gupta will be hosting an information session next Tuesday (Aug 21st) at 3PM at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Track in Mechanical Engineering MS Program. CAM address is: 2727 S Flower St Los Angeles, CA 90007 The building door is locked. Please contact Valerie Childress ( if you plan to attend. She will … Read More


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A Maker Space For The Ages

The Baum Family Maker Space, which will establish a new hub for undergraduate student innovation, positions USC Viterbi as a leader in hands-on engineering learning.

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Viterbi Magazine: Surviving a Day on Venus

Jonathan Sauder, USC Viterbi alumnus and lecturer and JPL engineer, brings back old technology to make new discoveries

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