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-Annotated Bibliography Assignment due on July 17th! Please submit through the readings page.

-For more information and news from SHINE, follow us on Instagram and Twitter! (Instagram: @uscviterbivast) (Twitter: @USCViterbiSTEM)

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SHINE 2019

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SHINE 2019

Check out the list of mentors along with their respective professor and SHINE student.

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Student Parking

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Engineering Education

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SHINE Orientation Materials

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Metro K-12 Discount Link

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PDF Calendar

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Personal Statement Writing Tips

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How to request a letter of recommendation 

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Science Fair Info 

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SHINE students will join these research fields:

  • Luke H, Chadwick High School
  • Jacklyn O, Notre Dame Academy
  • Achintya P, Irvington High School
  • Noah S, WISH Academy High School
  • Katelyn S, Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School
  • Marco V, Damien High School
  • Tianhao W, South Pasadena High School
  • Alec B, Flintridge Preparatory School
  • Justin J, West Ranch High School
  • Dhruv A, Oak Park High School
  • Abhinav B, Mission San Jose High School
  • Pratham G, Horace Mann School
  • Arnav N, Mission San Jose High School
  • Rayan S, Mountain View High School
  • Matthew B, Polytechnic School
  • Jordan J, La Canada High School
  • Michael K, Cypress High School
  • Jason S, University High School
  • Max E, Grover Cleveland High School
  • Sarah B, Polytechnic School
  • Pearson M, Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Andrew S, Troy High School
  • Angel T, East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy
  • Irie C, Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Riya R, Monta Vista High School
  • Ishaan C, The Harker School
  • Ipek G, Windward School
  • Mena H, Diamond Bar High School
  • Bryant H, Gretchen Whitney High School
  • Josh H, Diamond Bar High School
  • Cassandra J, Diamond Bar High School
  • Rachel L, San Marin High School


Forms for Families to Complete and Return:

• Please send all forms to vast@usc.edu
• Also send a scanned copy of the front and back of student’s health insurance card

Latest from SHINE!

Annotated Bibliography Assignment Due 7/17/2019

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Photo Gallery from 2018

News Articles from 2018

New Technological Horizons in Electrical Engineering

The SHINE students challenged themselves last Friday in sessions devoted to the field of electrical engineering, including a tour of USC’s cleanroom and a workshop on quantum computing.

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SHINE Students Take the Lead

At the SHINE cohort meeting on Friday 13, 2018, SHINE began with a brief overview of USC Viterbi poster conventions in preparation for the SHINE Poster Session on 8/2/2018 from 1:30 – 3:30.

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SHINE Spotlights Civil Engineering

Each Friday, we at SHINE highlight on a particular branch of engineering in workshops designed to show SHINE students the diversity of the field.

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Learning from Women Who Code

We are increasingly coming to recognize how much representation matters in STEM.

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Supercomputing: The Future of Engineering with Prof. Sharada

Supercomputing has expanded the field of engineering.

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Navigating Academic Research: SHINE Library Sessions

SHINE students are also learning many transferable skills that they’ll use in college and beyond.

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Making a Difference: TELACU Education Foundation’s Vision

Three of our SHINE students come to USC Viterbi after being nurtured by the TELACU Education Foundation.

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Taking a Well-Earned Break at the Summer Research BBQ

It was a beautiful sunny day when SHINE students gathered together with other summer researchers on the E-quad to celebrate the 4th of July.

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Making Connections in Professor Nuzzo’s Electrical Engineering Lab

Professor Pierluigi Nuzzo’s electrical engineering lab may not look like a conventional STEM lab.

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SHINE Students Soaring through Topics on Aerospace Week

Every Friday during the seven weeks of SHINE, the cohort focuses as a group on one area of engineering research.

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Learning with the Tools of the Trade

The SHINE18 cohort arrived at MATLAB training on Tuesday, 6/26/18.

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Prof. Zavaleta Sheds (Fluorescent) Light on Cancer Imaging

Promoting the Clinical Translation of Nano-sized Imaging Agents.

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Teamwork is Essential to Engineering

Teamwork – it's essential in engineering, and in learning anything through experience.

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High School Students Begin Summer Engineering Research

SHINE 2018 students come from various regions of Southern California.

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SHINE Alumni Panel Event 


Panel Participants:

Arjun Aron - arjunaro@usc.edu    Rajvir Dua - rajvirdu@usc.edu      Marcus Gutiérrez - mgutierrezhpiam@gmail.com                           Maylin Martinez - martinezmay13@yahoo.com       Bryan Pyo - gbryanpyo@gmail.com      Ashley Perez - ashleysol2001@gmail.com

Videos of SHINE professors

Learn about the work SHINE professors are doing and the impact it’s making.

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