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2016-2017

Members of the USC WiSE community regularly make headlines for their research and achievements. Please visit the links below for recent news about the WiSE Program and WiSE-affiliated faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars.

May 2017

Congratulations to Andrea Armani (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) on her promotion to Full Professor.

Congratulations to Judith Hirsch (Biological Sciences), Susan Montgomery (Mathematics), and Lorraine Turcotte (Biological Sciences) on being appointed holders of the Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering.

April 2017

Congratulations to Kelly Sanders (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on her appointment as a Dr. Teh Fu Yen Early Career Chair.

Congratulations to Nora Ayanian (Computer Science) on her appointment as an Andrew and Erna Viterbi Early Career Chair.

Congratulations to Megan McCain (Biomedical Engineering) on her appointment as a Chonette Early Career Chair.

Congratulations to Stacey Finley (Biomedical Engineering) on her appointment as a Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair.

March 2017

Congratulations to Sami Assaf (Mathematics) on being selected to receive a 2017 USC Mentoring Award in the ‘Faculty Mentoring Undergraduates’ category.

Congratulations to Burcin Becerik (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on being selected to receive a 2017 USC Mentoring Award in the ‘Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students’ category.

Congratulations to Yan Liu (Computer Science) on being selected to receive a 2017 USC Mentoring Award in the ‘Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students’ category.

February 2017

Congratulations to Stacy Finley (Biomedical Engineering) on being selected to recieve the inaugural Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize from the Society for Mathematical Biology. This award recognizes a woman in an early stage of her career who is making exceptional scientific contributions to mathematical biology, developing a strong independent research program, and exhibiting a continuously high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.

Congratulations to Megan McCain (Biomedical Engineering) on receiving the 2017 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Rising Star Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung (Biomedical Engineering) on receiving a Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Award for this year’s theme, “Endogenous Mechanisms of Tissue Repair.”

January 2017

Check out this new USC Dornsife video featuring Sarah Feakins (Earth Science) : Tap the Past to Map the Future.

December 2016

Congratulations to Yolanda Gil (Computer Science) on being named a 2016 ACM Fellow.

Congratulations to Sheila Tejada (Computer Science) on her Computing Savvy group being listed in the White House fact sheet on Computing for All as an organization …”demonstrating the strong response to the President’s call to give every student the opportunity to learn computer science.”

November 2016

Congratulations to Susan Forsburg (Biological Sciences) on receiving the Nature Award for Mentoring in Science.

October 2016

Congratulations to Mahta Moghaddam (Electrical Engineering) on receiving the NASA Honor Award: Outstanding Public Leadership Medal.

September 2016

Congratulations to Michelle Povinelli (Electrical Engineering) on being elected Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), “For contributions to the theory and application of light forces in optical nanostructures and for the understanding and realization of nanostructures for solar energy conversion.”

August 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Nora Ayanian (Computer Science) and Assistant Professor Kelly Sanders (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on being selected by the MIT Annual Review for its 2016 list of 35 Innovators Under 35. For the full list click here.

Congratulations for Associate Professor Yan Liu (Computer Science) on her appointment as holder of the Philip and Cayley MacDonald Endowed Early Career Chair.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Minlan Yu  (Computer Science) on being selected for the inaugural list of “10 Women in Networking/Communications that You Should Watch”. Read more here.

Congratulations to Professors  Susan Forsburg (Biological Sciences), Anna Krylov (Chemistry), Jill McNitt-Gray (Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering), and Ellis Meng (Biomedical Engineering) on being appointed as the inaugural holders of the Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering. This distinction recognizes their academic excellence as well as contributions to the WiSE community.

July 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Nora Ayanian (Computer Science) on being the recipient of the 2016 Okawa Foundation Research Grant. This prize honors top researchers working in the fields of information and telecommunications.

Congratulations to Professor Susan Forsburg (Biological Sciences) on becoming the Program Director of a new NIH training grant in Chemical Biology that spans graduate programs in Molecular Biology and Chemistry at USC.