Michael Kassner Announced as Interim Chair of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Kassner succeeds Professor Richard Roberts and will commence in the role on July 1 2019.

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Student Excellence on Show at AICHE Western Region Student Conference

Three hundred visitors converged on campus as USC’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the 2019 Western Conference.

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Culture, Family, and Nanotechnology

Vanessa Pangbourne, chemical engineering graduate and president of SHPE-USC, adapts to new challenges in leadership and in engineering

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Of Life and Bread

Spencer Fox, chemical engineering graduate and Swim with Mike scholarship recipient, masters the art of bread baking and living life to the fullest

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Celebrating Innovation

Entrepreneurial students recently gathered to recognize their business successes – and to do a bit of networking.

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USC Viterbi Teams Shine at MEPC

From an all-women undergraduate team to teams comprised of Ph.D. students, the ninth rendition of the business model competition brings new meaning to engineering innovation.

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USC SPE Wins 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter

Congratulations to the USC Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for winning SPE’s 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award (OSC)! According to SPE, this award is the highest honor which the chapter earned for all the many exceptional accomplishments achieved this past year.  All OSC recipients will be honored during the Student Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 25 … Read More

Fred Aminzadeh receives Society of Exploration Geophysicists Honorary Membership

Congratulations to Research Professor Fred Aminzadeh on his honorary membership to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists  (SEG). According to SEG, honorary membership shall be conferred upon persons who, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors, have made distinguished contributions, which warrants exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics or a related field or to … Read More

USC students win big at the 2018 SPE-WRM Student Paper Contest

Each year, Petroleum Engineering students at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD) participate in the Annual Student Paper Contest, sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers during the Western Regional Meeting (SPE-WRM). The top rank in each category wins a free trip to the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE-ATCE) to compete at the International Student Paper Contest. This … Read More

A letter of thanks from a soon-to-be graduate

By Ahmed Mohamed In 2015, I graduated from University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. Unfortunately, this was exactly when the industry downturn happened, and it was almost impossible to find a job back then. This was probably the worst timing ever to graduate with a petroleum engineering degree, and I even refer to the 2015 class … Read More

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Michael Kassner Announced as Interim Chair of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Kassner succeeds Professor Richard Roberts and will commence in the role on July 1 2019.

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Student Excellence on Show at AICHE Western Region Student Conference

Three hundred visitors converged on campus as USC’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the 2019 Western Conference.

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USC Viterbi News: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

From engineering rockets that break records to solving global crisis and launching start-ups, the Class of 2019 is going places

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