In honor of a founding father
Some 140 years after Judge Robert Maclay Widney first dreamed of establishing a university in Los Angeles, USC has commemorated the vision of its prime mover.
USC Iovine and Young Academy's inaugural freshmen class helped unveil The Garage, a 9,000-square-foot dynamic workspace designed with the latest 3-D printers, technology and digital tools.
It's called the da Vinci Xi robot, and it's making waves in medicine. Keck Medical Center of USC is now the worldwide training center for surgeons learning how to use the new Xi robotic system for thoracic procedures — operations on the organs in the chest.
USC Viterbi researchers are at it again. MIT Technology Review released its annual list of top innovators under age 35, and three USC Viterbi engineers are on it. George Ban-Weiss works in energy, and Megan McCain and Maryam Shanechi are making waves in biotechnology and medicine.