With Sheryl Crow and Jay Leno to entertain the crowd, the USC Institute of Urology event honored Derrick Hall with the inaugural Louis Zamperini Courage Award. LA-native Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is a prostate cancer survivor and advocate.
The award will help the department expand the LAPD Cadet Leadership Program, its signature community youth program with 6,000 active members age 13 to 20. The program is offered at each of the LAPD's 21 community police stations and includes a cadet post at USC.
Thanks to the Joint Educational Project's Young Scientists Program, elementary students near the USC University Park campus got hands-on experience with the challenges astronauts face while on a mission, from keeping in shape to setting a table.