Communities

Working with our neighbors to build a strong community

HS students test their paper airplanes.

Paper airplanes give future engineers a “lift”

More than 100 students from STEM Academy of Boyle Heights, STEM Academy of Hollywood and Diamond Bar High School visited the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to compete in a “paper airplane” challenge—a contest bridging theoretical math and physics with a physical test: Hopeful teams plotted out their calculations to ask perennial question of aeronautical engineers everywhere: will it fly?

USC track team lends a hand to help free turkeys get to their Thanksgiving tables

USC track and field team members were up bright and early Tuesday to help distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and groceries to the community.

High schoolers get early glimpse of a career in science

USC grad students give juniors and seniors hands-on research experience and a taste of what a career in STEM fields could bring

Engineering student helps high schoolers’ aerospace dreams take flight — starting with paper planes

USC Viterbi junior runs a competition that could turn a teen’s career path toward science

Music Classes Bridge Academics With Creativity

The success of the Thornton’s Community Engagement Program makes a case for music’s importance in a well-rounded academic curriculum.