USC Viterbi’s SURE Program Offers Undergraduates Research Training Alongside Top Faculty

Sophomores and juniors from across the nation participate in cutting-edge research and get a taste for Trojan life

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Up, Up and Away!

L.A. Youth Gain Hands-On Engineering Experience at Three-Day Camp Hosted by the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Swimming like a Shark

USC Viterbi Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar Develops an Algorithm to Optimize Surfaces for Fast, Frictionless Motion in Water and Air

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Addressing the Urgent Need for Early and Accurate Tools in Diagnosing and Treating Cancer

Assad Oberai demonstrates how machine learning can be used to more quickly and accurately diagnose breast cancer.

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MIT Technology Review: A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing

Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.

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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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Events

Sep18Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Sep 18, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Kunihiko (Sam) Taira, UCLA Talk Title: Network-Based Characterization, Modeling, and Control of Fluid Flows Abstract: The network of interactions among fluid elements and coherent structures gives rise to the amazingly rich...

Sep25Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Sep 25, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Dana Dabiri, University of Washington Talk Title: Design & Implementation of a 3D-PTV System Abstract: The dream of experimental fluid dynamicists is to be able to measure complex, three-dimensional turbulent flow fields globally...

Oct02Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Oct 02, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Mimi Koehl, University of California, Berkeley Talk Title: Navigating in a Turbulent Environment Abstract: When organisms locomote and interact in nature, they must navigate through complex habitats that vary on many spatial...

Oct09Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Oct 09, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Gwynn Elfring, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Talk Title: Active Particles in Complex Fluids Abstract: Active particles are self driven objects, biological or otherwise, which convert stored or ambient energy into...

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Announcements

Passing the Baton: AME Master’s Student Sophia Singh Honors 2019 Graduates

As Sophia Singh, a USC Viterbi master’s student studying aerospace engineering, prepares for graduation, she recalls the last major milestone in her academic career: her high school graduation. Earlier this month, she returned to her former high school, Villa Joseph Maria High School in Pennsylvania, to honor the 2019 senior class. Leading the procession of graduates through the halls of … Read More

Will Cell-Cell Communication Be the Key to Fighting Cancer?

AME Ph.D. graduate Jeffrey West and his advisor, AME Professor Paul Newton propose statistical mechanics based models to describe the growth of cancer tumors. The models include states for individual tumor cells along with cell-cell communication and, by varying certain assumptions, they predict various tumor growth laws used in the literature. Their paper appeared in the Proceedings of the National … Read More

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Talking to Robots…Under the Sea

A team of USC Viterbi undergraduates that is developing underwater wireless communication technology will represent the U.S. at the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition finals

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USC Viterbi’s SURE Program Offers Undergraduates Research Training Alongside Top Faculty

Sophomores and juniors from across the nation participate in cutting-edge research and get a taste for Trojan life

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