Upcoming Viterbi Innovation programs

October 24, 2019

Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
Information Session, October 28 @ 4:00 p.m. in MCB 102

The Min Family Challenge (MFC) was created to empower future generations of engineers to use their acquired knowledge and leverage the power of technology to better the world by serving the least fortunate and their pressing societal needs. Inspired by The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this year’s challenge will support teams developing engineering solutions focused on addressing health risks resulting from poor air and water quality in local communities. The grand prize winner will receive $50K to help launch their company!

Interested participants should attend a special information session on Monday, October 28, at 4 PM in MCB 102 to learn about the current challenges in air and water quality in local, low-income communities. This is a great opportunity to begin thinking about how you can make a real difference! Individuals and teams can apply without an idea. You must apply by December 1, 2019, but your final team does not need to be formed until late January. The challenge is open to all USC students and faculty, however, a current Viterbi student must serve on each team. If you are outside of Viterbi, please come to the session to meet our students!

Please RSVP below for our session on October 28 in order for us to provide enough materials and food.
RSVP HERE: www.bit.ly/mfc2020

Hacking for Defense
Information Session, October 30 @ 2:00 p.m. in EEB 248

Sign Up for CSCI 599 – Innovation for Defense Applications, Spring 2020
Graduate and upper-division undergraduate students both welcome!

Innovation for Defense Applications is USC’s class that is part of the Hacking for Defense program sponsored by NSIN. This class provides students with the opportunity to learn how to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) to address the nation’s emerging threats and security challenges. In this course, teams of 3-5 students from interdisciplinary backgrounds develop minimum viable products (MVPs) and prototypes that match DoD/IC users’ needs by the end of the semester.

Using Lean Startup Methodology, and working closely with their problem sponsors, mentors, and military liaisons, the student teams work together to bring a product or service to market. Read more about the journey of the ATOMUS team who took this class in the spring of 2019.

Why take this class?

1. You’ll work on hard, gnarly problems, while contributing to
national service.
2. You’ll work on real national security issues, with real national
security leaders.
3. You’ll learn Lean Startup methodology to help you build efficient
and successful startups, and develop skills to solve problems in any

All nationalities/citizenship are encouraged to apply. Graduate and
upper-division undergraduate students both welcome.

RSVP below for the info session
October 30 @ 2:00 p.m. in EEB 248
RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/tDBUVaCEJ59W2A1C6

Published on October 24th, 2019

Last updated on October 24th, 2019