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  • Withdrawal Deadline

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar

    Last day to change a Pass/No Pass course to Letter Grade for Spring 2018.

    Last day to drop a course without a mark of "W" on the transcript for Spring 2018.


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Sheryl Koutsis

  • Last day to change P/NP Grade to a Letter Grade

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar

    Feb 23rd is the last day to change your grading option from Pass/No Pass to a letter grade.

    All Engineering related courses must be taken for a letter grade.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Taylor Relich

  • Viterbi E-Week: Discover Engineering

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity

    The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers bring local high school students to talk about careers in engineering, talk about college preparation, and explore the various industries of STEM education.

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • ASBME: Makeathon

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    SIGN UP NOW! ASBME is hosting the 3rd Annual Makeathon February 23-25! Visit www.uscmakeathon.com for more extensive information about this competition, rules, schedule, registration, and more.

    The Makeathon is a medical device design competition. In 30 hours, 18 teams of 4-5 people will brainstorm, design, and CAD a device under material and functional constraints. Five teams will utilize USC Fabrication Lab to construct their designs from a variety of materials and methods. All teams will prepare a final presentation to be delivered to a panel of judges as well as the rest of the participants that will cover design motivations, device functionality, impact on the field or on client needs, as well as other device- and field-related information.

    Registration is now live - build your team today. Teams must have at least 2 underclassmen and 2 upperclassmen. Due to time constraints we will be limiting the number of attendees so sign up now! You can also attend the Facebook Event now! This event page can be used to find other participants to complete your team. Participants are not limited to BME, other majors are welcome!

    Registration: http://www.uscmakeathon.com/registration

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326838397820054/

    Location: 433

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering


    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Shivaji Deshmukh, Assistant General Manager, West Basin Municipal Water District

    Talk Title: Local Water Resources Development in Coastal Los Angeles County

    Host: Dr. Prata & EHP

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Su Stevens

  • Dr. Julia Greer - Munushian Seminar Speaker, Friday, February 23rd at 2:00pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Materials by Design: 3-Dimensional Nano-Architected Meta-Materials

    Abstract: Creation of extremely strong and simultaneously ultra lightweight materials can be
    achieved by incorporating architecture into material design. We fabricate threedimensional
    (3D) nano-architectures, i.e. nanolattices, whose constituents vary in size
    from several nanometers to tens of microns to centimeters. These nanolattices can
    exhibit superior thermal, photonic, electrochemical, and mechanical properties at extremely
    low mass densities (lighter than aerogels), which renders them ideal for many
    scientific pursuits and technological applications. The dominant properties of such
    meta-materials, where individual constituent size at each relevant scale (atoms to
    nanometers to microns) is comparable to the characteristic microstructural length
    scale of the constituent solid, are largely unknown because of their multi-scale nature.
    To harness the beneficial properties of 3D nano-architected meta-materials, it is
    critical to assess properties at each relevant scale while capturing the overall structural
    We describe the deformation, as well as the mechanical, biochemical,
    electrochemical, thermal, and photonic properties of nanolattices made of different
    materials with varying microstructural detail. Attention is focused on uncovering the
    synergy between the internal atomic-level microstructure and the nano-sized external
    dimensionality, where competing material- and structure-induced size effects drive
    overall response and govern these properties. Specific discussion topics include the
    nanofabrication and characterization of (often hierarchical) three-dimensional nanoarchitected
    meta-materials and their applications in chemical and biological devices,
    ultra lightweight energy storage systems, damage-tolerant fabrics, and photonic

    Biography: Greer's research focuses on creating and characterizing classes of materials with multiscale
    microstructural hierarchy, that utilize the combination of three-dimensional (3D)
    architectures with nanoscale-induced material properties. These include nature-made
    materials, i.e. bone and hard biological systems, as well as synthetic ones that can be
    comprised of a broad range of materials: from ceramics and metals to glasses, polymers,
    organics, organic/inorganic hybrids, and multi-functional smart materials. These nanoarchitected
    meta-materials not only provide a rich "playground" for fundamental
    science but also have the potential to enable new technological advances in biomedical
    devices, battery electrodes, lightweight structural materials, and
    Greer obtained her S.B. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Advanced Music
    Performance from MIT in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford, worked
    at Intel (2000-03) and was a post-doc at PARC (2005-07). Julia joined Caltech in 2007
    and currently is a full professor with appointments in Materials Science, Mechanical
    Engineering, and Medical Engineering.
    Greer has more than 130 publications and has delivered over 100 invited lectures, which
    include 2 TEDx talks, multiple named seminars at universities, the Watson lecture at
    Caltech, the Gilbreth Lecture at the National Academy of Engineering, the Midwest
    Mechanics Lecture series, and a "IdeasLab" at the World Economic Forum. She was
    named a Vannevar-Bush Faculty Fellow by the US Department of Defence (2016) and
    CNN's 20/20 Visionary (2016). Her work was recognized among Top-10 Breakthrough
    Technologies by MIT's Technology Review (2015). Greer was named as one of "100
    Most Creative People" by Fast Company and a Young Global Leader by World
    Economic Forum (2014) and received multiple career awards: Kavli (2014), Nano
    Letters, SES, and TMS (2013); NASA, ASME (2012), Popular Mechanics
    Breakthrough Award (2012), DOE (2011), DARPA (2009), and Technology Review's
    TR-35, (2008).
    Greer serves as an Associated Editor for Nano Letters and Extreme Mechanics Letters.
    She is also a concert pianist, with recent performances of "nanomechanics rap" with
    MUSE/IQUE, solo piano recitals and chamber concerts (2007-present), and as a soloist
    of Brahms Concerto No. 2 with Redwood Symphony (2006).

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

    More Info: minghsiehee.usc.edu/about/lectures/munushian

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • NL Seminar Digital Humanities Lots of Text Based Corpora Lots of Questions

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Miriam Posner Dave Shepard and Andrew Wallace , UCLA

    Talk Title: Digital Humanities Lots of Text Based Corpora Lots of Questions

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Digital humanities is a field that uses digital tools to explore humanities questions. That work can take many different forms, from maps to data visualization to video based projects. In this talk, we will discuss humanities approaches to large scale text analysis, with a focus on corpora that may be of interest to computer scientists. We will also talk about the distinctive ways that humanists approach text analysis, and some of the live questions in the field that might interest NLP researchers.

    Biography: Bio: Miriam Posner is an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Information. She is also a digital humanist with interests in labor, race, feminism, and the history and philosophy of data. As a digital humanist, she is particularly interested in the visualization of large bodies of data from cultural heritage institutions, and the application of digital methods to the analysis of images and video. She is at work on two projects the first on what data might mean for humanistic research and the second on how multinational corporations are making use of data in their supply chains.

    Bio: David Shepard UCLA is Lead Academic Developer at UCLAs Center for Digital Humanities. After receiving his PhD in English from UCLA in 2012, he coauthored the book HyperCities Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities and has worked on social media and text mining. His work focuses on large scale analysis of social media in disasters.

    Bio: Andrew Wallace is a software developer in the UCLA digital library. He received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Brown University in 2011.

    Host: Nanyun Peng

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm 1135 Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar

  • Viterbi E-Week Talent Show

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity

    Watch your talented fellow engineers perform while enjoying coffee and donuts!
    For more info: http://bit.ly/2BY02PY

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Tommy's Place

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections