When Robots, 3-D Printers and Teenagers Collide

High schoolers attend USC Viterbi’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Open House

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USC Viterbi Receives Three-Year NSF Grant to Train Engineers for the Future of Manufacturing

USC Viterbi and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will develop education platform to prepare U.S. workforce for challenges, opportunities in advanced manufacturing

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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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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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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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Nov20Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Nov 20, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Eliot Fried, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University(OIST) Talk Title: Closed Nonorientable Ribbons from Unstretchable Helicoidal Material Surfaces Abstract: A material surface is unstretchable as a...

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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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MEPC at 10

The latest edition of the 10-year-old Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition promises to transform high-tech ideas into viable startups.

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Robots are optimized for tedious, repetitive tasks. Can they be automated for more complex workspaces?

Researchers at the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing identify an algorithm to optimize robots to provide short, collision-free solutions in complex manufacturing spaces.

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