Welcome SHINE 2017 Cohort and Families!

Tyler Amano-Smerling (SHINE 2016) and her mom.

Useful Links:


Important dates and events for SHINE.

See Online Calendar

SHINE 2017 Mentors

Check out the list of mentors along with their respective professor and SHINE student.

See Mentors

Videos of SHINE professors

Learn about the work SHINE professors are doing and the impact it’s making.

See Videos


MATLAB Tutorials:

Notes/Worksheets that will be used by the instructor. These PDFs contain important topics that will be covered during class as well as short problems and exercises.

Family Orientation Packet:

Forms for Families to Complete and Return:

– Please send all forms to vast@usc.edu
– Also send a scanned copy of the front and back of student’s health insurance card

SHINE Payment Info

Please pay your balance online here or send checks (PAYABLE to University of Southern California) to:
ATTN: SHINE, c/o Dr. Katie Mills, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, 1042 Downey Way DRB#254, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111

USC Gym Membership

During SHINE, students will be able to join the main Lyon Center and also use the brand-new facility at the Village when it opens in mid-July for $40. Parents will need to create an Guest/Non-Affiliate account, sign this waiver and email it to recsport@usc.edu. More info to come …

SHINE students will join these research fields:

Alejandro, South Gate High School
Matthew, Polytechnic School
Rajvir, Diamond Bar High School
Arjun, La Canada High School
Jacqueline, Harvard-Westlake
Sabina, Harvard-Westlake
Vivian, Harvard-Westlake
Ruitao (Ray), Oak Park High School
Irie, Choate Rosemary Hall
Victoria, Marymount High School
Kyle, Pilgrim School
Jeffery, Santa Monica High School
Sarah, Harvard-Westlake
Elise, Diamond Bar High School
Fangcheng (Steven), Diamond Bar High School
Erik, Arnold O. Beckman High School
Milena, Philips Exeter Academy
Shravan, University High School
Yizhi (Brian), Walnut High School
Luigi, Liceo Scientifico Gallileo Gallilei
Omar, Garfield High School