2014 Discovery Prize Winners

At the 2014 commencement, the university has recognized 105 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 27 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, ten have been nominated to receive a Discovery Scholar prize. The eleven prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below as well as a brief description of their Discovery Scholar project.


Michael Bertch

Programs: Economics; History

Peter Cameron

Program: Theatre (Acting) (BFA)

Brandon Glousman

Program: Human Development and Aging

Richelle Gribble

Programs: Fine Arts; Marketing (minor); Social Entrepreneurship (minor)

Saad Haddad

Program: Composition

Julia Lazzari-Dean

Programs: Chemistry (Chemical Biology); Computer Science

Matthew Orr

Programs: Physics (B.S.); Astronomy (minor)

Carlos Portela

Programs: Aerospace Engineering; Physics (B.A.)

Kevin Reinhardt

Programs: Architecture; Sculpture (minor)

Tiffany Wang

Programs: Communication; Communication Design (minor); Marketing (minor)

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