The teachers at the partner Elementary Schools fell in love with the robots at the recent hands-on encounter. The teachers stopped by to learn how easy it is to code a robot as part of the process of recruiting teachers to participate in USC Viterbi Adopt-a-School, Adopt-a-Teacher (USC VAST)’s new program, Building Opportunities with Teachers in Schools (BOTS).  [Read more]

USC Viterbi is excited to engage young girls in computer science and robotics through a number of STEM outreach programs, including a VEX Robotics team at St. Odilia School. After just six short weeks, the nascent team has completed its first VEX robot, called the Clawbot. [Read more]

Who knew that centrifuges could be so important to the latest advances in biomedical engineering and pharmaceutic innovation? After their visit to Prof. Megan McCain’s lab, 67 students from Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High School now know that centrifuges are a major tool used in tissue systems research and why that is important. [Read more]

Testimonials of clarity of purpose, greater confidence, and friendship dominated the reunion of the 2017 Summer High School Intensive in Next-Generation Engineering (SHINE) program this past Saturday. [Read more]

USC Viterbi first-year student Glory Kanes gave a copy of the new Girls Who Code books to each of the high school students at the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) she had met when volunteering at VAST’s Code Dojo during National Computer Science Education Week last month. [Read more]

“Organ on a chip” is a cutting-edge technique for testing new drugs when they are still in their most experimental phase, before animal tests and before clinical tests with humans. [Read more]