Broader Impacts

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VAST works closely with faculty to create innovative, “out-of-the-box” partnerships with local schools and/or nonprofit organizations serving underrepresented minority teachers, students, and/or families.

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Robotics Open House

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ROH is a fun day with all the robotics research labs providing demonstrations every half hour for groups of 15 people, plus some hands-on fun and games. Visitors can move at their own pace to attend as many lab demonstrations as they want and take a break any time to explore campus.

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Summer
Teacher Training

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USC VAST has partnered with Code.org which fosters computer science learning in K-12 schools. USC Viterbi School of Engineering will host quality professional development to educators in Southern California’s school districts*, especially those serving underrepresented minorities and/or families qualifying for federally funded lunch programs.

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STEM Spotlights

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Curious about how engineers do amazing things? VAST offers the STEM Spotlight series to give students, schools, and families an in-depth look at engineering activities, research, and study/career paths.

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Summer High School Research

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Designed specifically for high school students on an ambitious STEM pathway, this is a unique seven-week opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering laboratory research focused on real-world problems

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BOTS @ USC

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Building Opportunities with Teachers in Schools (BOTS) fosters digital equity in three East LA elementary schools via a Community of Practice of 10 teachers & USC Robotics, co-creating scalable & affordable inschool robotics/coding to build student computational thinking & support LAUSD Tech goals.

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