Current Students

Welcome New and Current Students!

In the Viterbi School, our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best support and resources available to all our students.  Please use this site to find the most valuable resources for new students, student handbooks, extracurricular organizations, helpful forms, and various awards available to our student population.

MFD Undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. Advising!

Beginning Tuesday, October 3rd, MFD will be offering Virtual Drop-in advising during the times listed below. Starting this date, we ask that students with short 10-15 minute questions visit us during our scheduled virtual drop-in hours. For dedicated 20-30 minute questions, please feel free to schedule an appointment with an advisor via the links below.

Please also feel free to continue to utilize our email for non-urgent inquiries. 

Drop-in Advising (Zoom & In-Person)

Mon, Tues, Fri: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Thurs: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual: Join via Zoom
In-Person: HED 202/204

Virtual Drop-Ins are appropriate for:

  • Undergrad, Master's, and Ph.D. student inquiries
  • Quick 10-15-minute inquiries
  • Verifying class schedule
  • General inquiries

1:1 Advising Appointments

1:1 in-person or Zoom advisor appointments are available upon request. You may schedule an appointment with an advisor via the links below. 
Undergraduate: Brenda Ornelas
Undergraduate: Candy Ecobedo
Master's Students
Ph.D. Students

One on one advising appointments are appropriate for:

  • Undergrad, Master's, and Ph.D. student inquiries
  • 20-30 minute discussions
  • Academic Planning
  • Course Recommendations

Student Handbooks

Student Awards

Charles J. Rebert Awards

Charles J. Rebert
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor Rebert joined USC in 1955 after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. For many years, up until his passing in 1982, he was the faculty advisor to USC's student chapter of AIChE. He also devoted much of his time advising students with their academic and career goals. In honor of Professor Rebert's dedication to students and service to the Department and University, an endowment fund in his memory was established after his untimely death. In 2005, in honor of the thoughtfulness and generosity of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in 1982, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science renamed the Chemical Engineering Outstanding Student Award and Chemical Engineering Service Award to the Charles J. Rebert Outstanding Student Award and Charles J. Rebert Service Award.

Charles J. Rebert Chemical Engineering Service Award

This award is given to a graduating senior who has contributed to activities enhancing the professional development of the students in the department.

Charles J. Rebert Chemical Engineering Outstanding Student Award

This award is for a graduating senior with the highest academic achievement.

L.L. Handy Award
This award is for an outstanding senior majoring in the Petroleum Engineering option of Chemical Engineering.
For more information on these awards, please contact

Published on May 4th, 2017

Last updated on September 29th, 2023