9 episodes

Podcast by USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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Podcast by USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Episode 3 "The Black Engineering Student Experience"

    Episode 3 "The Black Engineering Student Experience"

    Episode 3 "The Black Engineering Student Experience" by USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    • 37 min
    Episode 2 "Race and Leadership in Academia"

    Episode 2 "Race and Leadership in Academia"

    An intimate conversation at the intersection of race, STEM and academia with two legendary Black leaders: Dr. Wanda Austin, retired CEO of Aerospace Corporation and former President of USC, and Dr. John Brooks Slaughter, former director of the National Science Foundation, former President of Occidental College and Chancellor of the University of Maryland.

    • 36 min
    Episode 1 "Conversations with Black Faculty"

    Episode 1 "Conversations with Black Faculty"

    Dr. Timothy Pinkston and Dr. Stacey Finley, two pastor's kids who became leading figures in STEM, talk about the burdens of being first and how their experiences in academia have been shaped by being #BlackInTheIvory.

    • 44 min
    Episode 6 “Trapped By The Brain"

    Episode 6 “Trapped By The Brain"

    Every day, we do thousands of movements that we take for granted. But what if our bodies were a prison? Who would unlock it for us? At four months old, following a severe brain injury, Ralph Hernandez was condemned to be a prisoner of his own body. Then, he met Dr. Terry Sanger.

    • 35 min
    Episode 5 "Kate 2600"

    Episode 5 "Kate 2600"

    Based on the contemporary research of USC Viterbi professor Burcin Becerik-Gerber, KATE 2600 transports us to New Amsterdam — a futuristic city where buildings are not inanimate but sentient beings, uniquely programmed to suit the physical needs of their residents. Adam Bard, a successful finance executive and aspiring author is looking for such a home. Kate 2600 becomes not only his home but his primary emotional companion. Their relationship is soon threatened by the limitations of human mortality and technical fallibility.

    • 35 min
    Episode 4 "The Love Algorithm"

    Episode 4 "The Love Algorithm"

    Musician and composer Wil Brumbach, goes on a search for love enlisting the help of some powerful matchmakers - engineers. He tests the hypothesis of a love formula through highly scientific means - by putting himself “out there” and consulting with data scientists at eHarmony and USC's Information Sciences Institute. Responsible for nearly 5% of marriages in America, these engineers at eHarmony are on a quest to manufacture the ultimate love algorithm that can predict happy long-lasting relationships. Can they help Wil find his happily ever after?

    • 24 min

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