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Events for the 5th week of November

  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid. Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Sanjeev Shroff , Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh

    Talk Title: Relaxin: Cardiovascular Actions and Therapeutic Potential

    Abstract: RELAXIN: CARDIOVASCULAR ACTIONS AND THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL
    Sanjeev G. Shroff, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor of and Gerald McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering; Professor of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh

    Relaxin, a 6-kDa peptide hormone in the insulin-relaxin superfamily, has important vascular actions that include potent vasodilation and anti-fibrotic effects. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave relaxin “breakthrough status” in 2013 and Cleveland Clinic named relaxin as one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014. Much of our knowledge of relaxin has stemmed from investigations of maternal vascular adaptations to pregnancy. With the discovery of local tissue expression and function of relaxin and relaxin receptor in non-pregnant females and males, relaxin has become even more important in the context of the cardiovascular system. This presentation will focus on discussing our relaxin-related work over the past decade, covering basic physiology to potential therapeutic applications: (1) Although our original focus was on relaxin’s vascular actions in the context of pregnancy (Endocrinology 145:3289-3296, 2004; Endocrinology 147:5126-5131, 2006), we made a surprising discovery that relaxin’s vascular actions are not confined to females; males respond equally robustly (J. Appl. Physiol. 98:1013-1020, 2005). Furthermore, relaxin-induced vascular geometric remodeling, and not compositional remodeling, contributes to increased vascular passive compliance under physiological conditions (J. Appl. Physiol. 111: 260-271, 2011; Curr. Hypertens. Rep. 13:409-420, 2011). (2) We provided the first evidence for local relaxin ligand-receptor expression and function in arteries (FASEB J. 20:2352-2362, 2006). (3) We have been examining relaxin’s cardiac actions and therapeutic potential in the context of two pathologies: relaxin-induced left atrial remodeling and suppression of atrial fibrillation (Circ. Res. 113:313-321, 2013) and relaxin-induced left ventricular remodeling and associated functional benefits in the setting of diastolic dysfunction (unpublished data). The cardiovascular actions of relaxin, especially potent systemic and renal vasodilation and potential for improving renal function, were the bases for recent clinical trials (Pre-RELAX-AHF and RELAX-AHF) examining relaxin’s therapeutic efficacy in the setting of acute heart failure.


    Biography: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/SanjeevShroff/
    Host: Norberto Grzywacz

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Information Session

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, a top ranked graduate engineering program by U.S News and World Report, is located Los Angeles and offers Master's and Doctoral programs in a variety of engineering disciplines. Join us for an information session and Q&A to learn about the academic programs available, application criteria, and scholarships.

    Register to attend

    Location: ONLINE EVENT

    Audiences: Students with a background in engineering, math or science are welcome to attend.

    Posted By: Laura Hartman

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  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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  • Epstein Institute / ISE 651 Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karthik Ramani, Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering (Courtesy), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Talk Title: "Hands-on Design and Creative Expression in Digital Environments"

    Series: Epstein Institute Seminar Series

    Abstract: The recent success of tablets and depth cameras is a direct example of the importance of using natural interactions to create simple and more interesting virtual experiences. On the other hand current interactive sketching media, shape modeling paradigms and tools remain non-intuitive and require significant training. They are often built on WIMP-based (windows-icons-menus-pointers) metaphors and interactions, thus binding the user to stringent procedural steps making interactions cumbersome. The first part of this talk presents skWiki and Juxtapoze. SkWiki is a web application framework for collaborative creativity in multi-media projects, including hand-drawn sketches. Built on the browser, skWiki uses the concept of paths as trajectories of persistent state over time. This model has intrinsic support for collaborative editing, including cloning, branching, and merging paths edited by multiple contributors. Juxtapoze is a clipart composition workflow that supports creative expression and serendipitous discoveries in the shape domain. Allowing multiple exploration channels, such as doodles, shape filtering, and relaxed search facilitates serendipitous discovery of shapes. The second part of the talk presents zPots and ChiRobot. Using a depth camera we present new interaction paradigms for creation, interaction and manipulation of 2.5D shapes through natural integration of human gestures with shape modeling schemes. Finally the talk concludes by developing a new “cyber-physical” toy platform (ChiRobot) that combines construction and craft to enable children to build toys from their imagination and animate it in a short time. User studies support all the research presented.

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    GRACE FORD SALVATORI HALL (GFS) ROOM 101
    3:30 - 4:50 PM


    Biography: Karthik Ramani is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1985, an MS from Ohio State University, in 1987, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991, all in Mechanical Engineering. Among his many awards he received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation and Career Award, the Ralph Teetor Educational Award from the SAE, and the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME. In 2006 he won the innovation of the year award from the State of Indiana. He serves in the editorial board of Elsevier Journal of Computer-Aided Design and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. In 2008 he was a visiting Professor at Stanford University (computer sciences) as well as a research fellow at PARC (formerly Xerox PARC). He also serves on the Engineering Advisory sub-committee for the NSF IIP (Industrial Innovation and Partnerships). In 2006 and 2007, he won the Most Cited Journal Paper award from Computer-Aided Design and the Research Excellence award in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He was the co-founder of the world’s first commercial shape-based search engine (VizSeek/Imaginestics). In 2009, he won the Outstanding Commercialization award from Purdue University. He has won several best paper awards from ASME and in 2014 the Outstanding Research Excellence Award from ASME Computers and Information Sciences in Engineering Division. NSF recently invited him for a distinguished lecture in cyber-learning. His recent papers have been published in ACM UIST, IEEE CVPR, ACM SIGCHI, ACM IDC, ASME JMD and ACM SPM.

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    More Information: Seminar-Ramani.doc

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Georgia Lum

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  • Epstein Institute / ISE 651 Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karthik Ramani, Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering (Courtesy), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Talk Title: "Hands-on Design and Creative Expression in Digital Environments"

    Series: Epstein Institute Seminar Series

    Abstract: The recent success of tablets and depth cameras is a direct example of the importance of using natural interactions to create simple and more interesting virtual experiences. On the other hand current interactive sketching media, shape modeling paradigms and tools remain non-intuitive and require significant training. They are often built on WIMP-based (windows-icons-menus-pointers) metaphors and interactions, thus binding the user to stringent procedural steps making interactions cumbersome.

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    GRACE FORD SALVATORI HALL (GFS) ROOM 101
    3:30 - 4:50 PM


    Biography: Karthik Ramani is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1985, an MS from Ohio State University, in 1987, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991, all in Mechanical Engineering. Among his many awards he received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation and Career Award, the Ralph Teetor Educational Award from the SAE, and the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME. In 2006 he won the innovation of the year award from the State of Indiana. He serves in the editorial board of Elsevier Journal of Computer-Aided Design and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. In 2008 he was a visiting Professor at Stanford University (computer sciences) as well as a research fellow at PARC (formerly Xerox PARC). He also serves on the Engineering Advisory sub-committee for the NSF IIP (Industrial Innovation and Partnerships). In 2006 and 2007, he won the Most Cited Journal Paper award from Computer-Aided Design and the Research Excellence award in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He was the co-founder of the world’s first commercial shape-based search engine (VizSeek/Imaginestics). In 2009, he won the Outstanding Commercialization award from Purdue University. He has won several best paper awards from ASME and in 2014 the Outstanding Research Excellence Award from ASME Computers and Information Sciences in Engineering Division. NSF recently invited him for a distinguished lecture in cyber-learning. His recent papers have been published in ACM UIST, IEEE CVPR, ACM SIGCHI, ACM IDC, ASME JMD and ACM SPM.

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    More Information: Seminar-Ramani.doc

    Location: 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Georgia Lum

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  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    THE CONTEST
    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    THE RAFFLE
    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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