USC Viterbi PreK-12 STEM Outreach

For 40 years, USC Viterbi School of Engineering has collaborated with PreK-12 schools, teachers, and students to strengthen STEM pathways that broaden college and career options. Our programs and research-based interventions offer project-based experiences that support the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and serve the nation’s urgent need for a STEM-ready workforce.

Our mission is to:

  • Improve the diversity of STEM fields through targeted outreach to underrepresented minority groups and girls
  • Provide high impact programs locally, regionally, nationally and globally
  • Facilitate PreK-12 STEM education networks and research
  • Share the broader impacts of USC Viterbi’s faculty research


Student Spotlight

Prof. Shen Visits STEM Academy of Boyle Heights

Professor Keyue Shen, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, met this week with Mrs. Trejo, Principal of the STEM Academy of Boyle Heights, to discuss a multi-year collaboration to share the broader impacts of his research on cancer.

Cyberwarriors: The Next Generation

Learn how students are training at the USC Viterbi’s DETER Project, a shared facility for advancing cyber security research, to become the next generation of cyber security experts.