Viterbi K-12 STEM Outreach: From Molecular Modeling to Addressing Social Problems Using AI to Fighting Hate Speech

It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. In the case of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, professors have taken the limitations of online learning and turned them into positives by engaging in projects with high schoolers both in the community and beyond. “Remote learning can make … Read More

Making Theoretical Computer Science Approachable to High School Students

Theoretical computer science is a branch of computer science that studies the fundamentals of modern computing systems and establishes what computers can and cannot achieve.  Although AI and games theory engage the public, theoretical computer science tends to be overlooked because of its complexity, but it nonetheless plays a key role in large datasets such as scheduling airline flights or … Read More

Learning MATLAB & Computational Physics with USC Electrical Engineering Professor

See Professor Hsu’s full lecture here.Have you ever considered why we need to master Newton’s laws in high school? What are the methods used by computers to solve differential equations? Is it related to Calculus in any way? Many educators agree that one of the most effective methods to engage students is to have them think about how they can … Read More

SHINE 2021 2-Week Analysis

It’s been two weeks since the official kick-off of the SHINE 2021 cohort’s summer semester. From learning how to maneuver Mathworks’ MATLAB with Professor Hsu to SHINE Mentor-led sessions on machine learning to extensive USC Library training, these high school students have made great strides in just the two out of seven weeks they’ll be studying at USC. But now … Read More