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For gifted students, USC initiative fosters summer learning

A pilot program serves up an interdisciplinary smorgasbord Take 25 bright middle schoolers. Blitz them with fact-filled presentations by USC professors in computer science, medicine, economics, urban planning, political science, philosophy and neuroscience. Engage them in Socratic back-and-forth. Give the... Read more

South LA student heads to med school

This story was featured in the Los Angeles Sentinel by Jennifer Bihm, contributing writer Twenty-nine-year-old Shaveonte Graham started medical school this summer, which makes her one of the most stand-out success stories of the the Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood... Read more

USC researchers explore how skateboarders can succeed in school and life

Skateboarders are known for their tenacity, creativity and focus. USC experts want to figure out how they can use those skills to prosper in college, work and beyond. Without skateboarding, Eric Diaz’s life might have taken a much different path…. Read more

For gifted students, USC initiative fosters summer learning

A pilot program serves up an interdisciplinary smorgasbord Take 25 bright middle schoolers. Blitz them with fact-filled presentations by USC professors in computer science, medicine, economics, urban planning, political science, philosophy and neuroscience. Engage them in Socratic back-and-forth. Give the… Read more

USC TRiO hosts “Careers in Film the Film Industry” workshop

Participants in this Summers Educational Talent Search Program receive advice on the many opportunities in their backyard. The USC TRiO program in partnership with the California Film Commission held a “Careers in the Film Industry” workshop for TRiO Educational Talent… Read more

Troy Camp kids return to forest years later — as USC students

They created unforgettable memories as children in USC’s mentorship program. Now these Trojans are helping the next generation of campers build confidence and make lifelong friends. Few things have changed Andrew “Jupiter” Oropeza’s life as much as Troy Camp. A… Read more