STEM Educational Outreach Programs
USC Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach Programs (STEM-EOP) is a program of the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering whose mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged and underrepresented K-12 students who matriculate to four-year universities and graduate with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
STEM-EOP engages the university and underserved communities throughout Southern California by serving historically and educationally disadvantaged K-12 students to promote student learning through a pipeline of elementary schools through high schools leading to enrollment in four-year colleges and universities and majors in STEM fields.
School Based Programs
USC MESA is a program of the University of Southern California (under contract with the University of California) that serves educationally disadvantaged middle and high school STEM students by providing a pipeline of academic services. USC MESA serves over 1600 students in over 30 schools and has been a part of USC Viterbi for nearly 40 years.
Mission Science is a hands-on, minds-on, school-based STEM program where elementary and middle school students become “tinkerers and makers” while learning STEM concepts in an informal atmosphere. Mission Science serves over 300 students at 9 schools and has been a part of USC Viterbi for over 20 years. Mission Science is funded through a grant from the USC Good Neighbors Program.
Viterbi STEM Schools Partnership is a collaboration between K-12 schools and USC Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach Programs that offers students expanded opportunities for authentic STEM experiences through school-based, student-led STEM clubs. Viterbi STEM Schools Partnership is a new program of STEM-EOP that will serve about 400 students in over 15 schools.
The STEM Network of Schools (SENS) will connects schools that are not part of MESA, Mission Science or the Viterbi STEM Schools Partnership with resources and opportunities to enable schools to develop innovative and excellent approaches to STEM education. SENS helps schools develop a STEM culture through interaction with other STEM education stakeholders. Resources and opportunities include working with Viterbi student organizations and student volunteers, participating in faculty grant proposals and gaining access to STEM-EOP curricula.
College and Career Day
Who: 1100 MESA middle and high school students from all over Southern California
What: Students participated in college and career workshops, meet college representatives from all over the US, engage with exhibits from STEM companies and learn STEM through hands-on activities.
When: October 20th, 2018
Where: USC Campus
Who: 700 MESA middle and high school students from local schools
What: Students will compete in STEM actvities
Where: USC Campus
Viterbi Annual Robotics Invitational
Who: 300 middle and high school students from all over Southern California
What: Students compete in a robotics competition
Where: USC Campus
- STEM Certificate for Students with Disabilities
- Mission Engineering
A 2 week seminar in which high school students work on different aspects of engineering projects from design to completion covering aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer science and mechanical engineering disciplines.
- Discover Engineering
A 4-week, 3-unit college course in which students work in groups to complete projects that explore different fields of engineering.
- Summer Engineering Camp
Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp @USC is a two week camp in which students explore aerospace, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering with hands-on activities such as rockets, circuits, bridges, and robots.
- Careers in STEM
A week long workshop series in which middle and high school students learn about 15 different areas of STEM from USC faculty, USC students and industry professionals.