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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Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering @SC

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Featured Research

Student Project Teams

AeroDesign Team

AeroDesign Team

AIAA Design/Build/Fly

USC Racing

USC Racing

Formula SAE

Recumbent Vehicle Design Team

Recumbent Vehicle Design Team

ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Events

Oct05Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Oct 05, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 202
Speaker: Beverly McKeon, Caltech Talk Title: What Makes Turbulence Tick? Abstract: In this lecture, I will utilize the classical approaches and tools of the modern day -“ theoretical analysis and data-driven methods, respectively...

Oct19Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Oct 19, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 202
Speaker: Simon Park, University of Calgary Talk Title: TBD Host: AME Department More Info: ame.usc.edu Webcast: usc.zoom.us

Nov02Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Nov 02, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 202
Speaker: Marco Panesi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Talk Title: TBD Host: AME Department More Info: ame.usc.edu Webcast: usc.zoom.us

Nov09Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Nov 09, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 202
Speaker: Douglas Holmes, Boston University Talk Title: TBD Host: AME Department More Info: ame.usc.edu Webcast: usc.zoom.us

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Announcements

DEN@Viterbi Student One of Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2022

USC Viterbi School of Engineering student David Wolmark was just honored with Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2022 award, in partnership with Accenture and sponsored by Hexcel. Wolmark, a full-time aerospace engineer in the Force Projection Sector of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is pursuing his graduate degree through DEN@Viterbi program. The … Read More

AME Students Build Network At Boeing

For years, Los Angeles has been synonymous with surf and sunshine. But for its engineering students, its proximity to key industry leaders in aerospace has been even more top of mind. In the last year, the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has brought students even closer to that space, providing opportunities to tour engineering labs at Boeing … Read More

USC AeroDesign Team Finishes in Top 5% at 2022 AIAA Competition

In extremely windy conditions in Wichita, Kansas, the 2021-2022 USC AeroDesign Team, advised by faculty advisers Charles Radovich (1st semester) and Saakar Byahut (2nd semester), completed three air and one ground mission in the AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition. Only 10 teams out of 97 that qualified completed all four missions. The USC ADT team placed 4th in the competition with its … Read More

News

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Haylee Mota Can Only See Light and Shadows. Yet She Sees So Much More.

Haylee Mota Can Only See Light and Shadows. Yet She Sees So Much More.

USC Viterbi sophomore reimagines telepresence robots for the visually impaired

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Legged Robots to Aid with Planetary Research

Legged Robots to Aid with Planetary Research

Feifei Qian is the lead researcher for a $3-million NASA grant that could significantly aid planetary explorations.

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022