2016 Discovery Prize Winners

At the 2016 commencement, the university has recognized 86 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 41 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.


Kelsey Boncato

Program: Art

Ryan Green

Programs: Cinematic Arts Critical Studies; Thematic Approaches to Humanities and Society (minor)

Crystal Jiang

Program: Neuroscience (B.S.)

Ryan Lindveit

Program: Composition

Henry Liu

Program: Architecture

Lawrence Liu

Programs: Physics (B.S.); Mathematics (B.S.)

Ke (Makar) Ma

Program: Animation and Digital Arts

William Orr

Programs: History; Law, History and Culture (minor)

Arvin Saremi

Programs: Neuroscience (B.S.); Cognitive Science

Jacqueline Vokoun

Program: Political Science

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