2017

At the 2017 commencement, the university has recognized 84 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 24 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.


Madeline Adams
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For “Maori Women at War: Race and Sex in New Zealand, 1939-1945”

Annelle Gregory
Thornton School of Music
For “Rachmaninoff: Complete Works & Transcriptions for Violin & Piano”

Jason Hsieh
Keck School of Medicine
For “In Vivo Bone Formation: The Regenerative Ability of the Periosteum”

Trevor Kehrer
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For “Violations of International Law: Concerns and Possible Solutions”

Jake Lehman
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For “Production and Fluxes of the Greenhouse Gas Nitrous Oxide in Coastal Zones”

Morgan Mamon
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For “Ibn Khaldūn in Translation: An Examination of Jīl in Franz Rosenthal’s Muqaddimah”

Yoojin Seol
School of Cinematic Arts
For “Made for More”

Jeremy Smith
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For “Eelgrass Restoration Effects on In-Shore Sediment Stabilization in the Newport Back Bay, CA”

Richelle Smith
Viterbi School of Engineering
For, “An Intraocular Camera for Retinal Prostheses: Ultraminiature Hermeticity Sensors”

Jonathan Zhang
School of Architecture
For, “An Architecture for Every-One: Designing with the Public in Mind”
 

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