Can We Predict Which COVID-19 Patients Will End Up in the ICU?

Can We Predict Which COVID-19 Patients Will End Up in the ICU?

USC researchers created an algorithm that uses five biomarkers to determine which COVID-19 patients will need intensive care after hospitalization.

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Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

USC researchers find sea stars’ shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.

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AME Student Life: Reimagining the Interactive Classroom

How two professors in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering built engaging freshman experiences during a global pandemic.

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Imagine If Your Personal Device Worked All Day

Imagine If Your Personal Device Worked All Day

Professor Ananya Renuka Balakrishna attempts to create batteries with longer lifespans.

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Paul Newton named AAAS Fellow

Paul Newton named AAAS Fellow

Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering joins 40 previously selected faculty members as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Can the Movement of Tiny Hairlike Structures Tell Us How Healthy We Are?

Can the Movement of Tiny Hairlike Structures Tell Us How Healthy We Are?

Researchers determine triggers for transitions between coordinated movement of organelles called cilia, identifying a potential diagnostic tool for cancer and other illnesses.

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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, Mar 03, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online event
Speaker: Samantha Daly, University of California at Santa Barbara Talk Title: Machine Learning for High-Throughput Experiment and Analysis of Processing-Property Relationships Abstract: Materials have hierarchical and heterogeneous...

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AME Seminar

Wed, Mar 10, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online event
Speaker: George Park, University of Pennsylvania Talk Title: Toward Predictive Yet Affordable Computations of Practical Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows Abstract: Kinetic energy of turbulence is generated at large scales controlled by...

Announcements

Have you ever seen a sea star run?

Eva Kanso, Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering and professor in the AME department, was featured in KQED’s Deep Look into sea star motion. The transition of a sea star’s hundreds of tubular feet from a walk to a run is essential in performing functions like chasing prey. Kanso’s model provides insight that could help lead to the development of … Read More

Experiencing an Unusual Semester

Students have been taking some USC engineering classes remotely for close to 50 years, but this year it’s been taken to a whole new level. AME freshman Kaitlyn Kumar shares her experience with “Zoom University: Starting USC at Home.” Even lab classes are online. Nick Bortolon describes taking the AME 341 lab class remotely over the summer in “Mechoptronics: Becoming … Read More

AME Doctoral Student Arian Aghilinejad Awarded Alfred E. Mann Fellowship

Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowships Each year, three doctoral fellowships are awarded by the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering. Among this year’s recipients is Arian Aghilinejad, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The award honors students conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research and provides an annual stipend of $34,000. The … Read More

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Can We Predict Which COVID-19 Patients Will End Up in the ICU?

Can We Predict Which COVID-19 Patients Will End Up in the ICU?

USC researchers created an algorithm that uses five biomarkers to determine which COVID-19 patients will need intensive care after hospitalization.

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Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

USC researchers find sea stars’ shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.

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