SERVICE LEARNING

Graduate and Undergraduate students in Viterbi School of Engineering are engaged in diverse service learning activities.

Engineers as Teachers Program
The Engineers as Teachers Program, supported by Iridescent Learning (a non-profit STEM education organization) provides engineering undergraduate students with opportunities to partner with Los Angeles area teachers to teach engineering and science lessons to area elementary and middle schoolers.
Contacts: Tara Chklovski Info@IridescentLearning.org
Website: Http://www.iridescentlearning.org

Engineers Without Borders
The USC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USC) partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects while developing socially and environmentally conscious engineering students. Our chapter offers the opportunity to enhance many attributes critical to successful engineering practice, including team work, problem solving, and creativity. EWB-USC allows undergraduate Trojan engineers to utilize and expand their engineering skills for a meaningful, moral purpose.
Contact: Alexander John - ajohn@usc.edu
Website: https://www.uscewb.org/

Engineering Course Related Service Learning Projects
Various service-learning projects are available when engineering undergraduate students enroll in courses including Engineering (Writing) 340 and the Freshman Engineering Academy. In their upper division writing course, Engineering 340, students create articles and various projects that can be used by teachers interested in infusing engineering research in their K-12 curriculum. Click here for a map of current Community Partners of the Engineering Writing Program.  In the Engineering Freshman Academy courses, students can participate in USC’s Joint Education Project (JEP) and tutor K-12 students in STEM education.
Contact: Steve Bucher bucher@usc.edu