The Discovery Project at USC
A Partnership with Mirman School
Mirman School is excited to announce a new summer program in partnership with the University of Southern California: The Discovery Project at USC. This program is an opportunity for Mirman students to explore complex topics at the college level alongside students from other schools. The program is offered free of charge, and we invite all current Upper School 3 and 4 students to apply! The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019.
The Discovery Project will run from July 22 to August 2, 2019 on USC’s campus. Transportation will be provided free of charge to/from Mirman’s campus.
Mirman students accepted to the program will join students from USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative in a two-week exploration of academic disciplines led by USC faculty. Topics include medicine, philosophy, public policy, computer science, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue independent study projects alongside advising teachers from Mirman and other USC-affiliated schools.
Through small-group classes and self-guided learning, students will make connections between the foundational disciplines listed above and computer science. Emphasizing inter- and intra-disciplinary links between the aforementioned fields and the technologies and techniques which support them, these courses will speak to and continue to develop the fundamental curiosity and desire for connection which characterizes gifted learners.
Dr. Sandra Kaplan, Director of Curriculum, Gifted Learning Expert, Rossier School of Education
Dr. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Professor of Public Policy, Price School of Public Policy
Dr. Leana Golubchik, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering
Dr. Michael Shindler, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
Dr. Roberta Williams, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Mark Schroeder, Professor, Philosophy, Dornsife College
Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray, Professor of Biological Sciences (Human and Evolutionary Biology) and Biomedical Engineering, Dornsife College and Viterbi School of Engineering
Dr. Lorraine Turcotte, Professor of Biological Sciences (Human and Evolutionary Biology), Dornsife College
Students will also be supported/advised by teachers from Mirman and the Neighborhood Academic Initiative
Dr. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Dornsife College
Dr. Jorge de la Roca, Assistant Professor of Economics, Price School of Public Policy
Dan Vorenberg, Head of School, Mirman School
Dr. Karen Gallagher, Dean, Rossier School of Education, USC
Dr. Jack Knott, Dean, Price School of Public Policy, USC
Dr. Yannis Yortsos, Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
Dr. Michael Quick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, USC
Click here to send any questions about the program to Michael Taggart.