At the 2010 commencement, the university has recognized 61 seniors as USC Discovery Scholars. Each student has completed a culminating project in their field of study with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Of the 21 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, ten have been nominated to receive a Discovery Scholar prize. The ten prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below as well as a brief description of their Discovery Scholar project.

Caitlin Beam

Program: Music Performance (Vocal Arts)

Christopher Busch

Program: Architecture

James Chalfant

Programs: Biomedical Engineering, History (minor)

Paul Frank

Programs: Biochemistry, Biophysics

Lydia Green

Program: Linguistics

Sarah Hawley

Program: Interdisciplinary Archaeology

Andrea Martinez

Programs: American Studies & Ethnicity (Chicano/Latino Studies), Political Science, Psychology

Casey Stark

Programs: Mathematics, Physics

Taylor Webb

Programs: Neuroscience, Music Composition

Emily Yu

Programs: Fine Arts (Studio Arts), East Asian Languages & Cultures


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