The latest news and updates at the Academy and in the field.
"I have witnessed firsthand the severe lack of women in tech. I've seen this as the president of USC Girls in Tech and as an engineer working at LinkedIn and Aeris." Senior Avni Barman is cracking the code for a brighter future for young women in tech.
USC Iovine and Young Academy welcomes 11 distinguished faculty members from the fields of design, technology, music and audio, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Jackson Berry is co-founder of Splish, a Y Combinator-backed startup that’s carving out a new niche in the social sharing space. Touted as the next anti-Instagram, Splish is a short-form video sharing app where friends can create and share looping videos and animated photos.
The vitamin and dietary supplement industry is booming due to the rise of health conscious consumers and aging populations. New innovative companies are entering the thriving space, changing the way supplements get developed, shipped, sold, and consumed. Enter Kyoku – a company that creates personalized fitness supplements that is tailored to every body type and every fitness goal...
The Iovine and Young Academy ranked among the nation's top music business schools. The Academy's scope, however, "is far wider than a music-biz school. The first class of graduates, who earned a one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree in arts, technology and the business of innovation, are pursuing careers in such fields as children’s fashion, medicine, video-game design and technology policy."
Mira Prism Augment Reality Headset awarded Red Dot Award 2018, "Best of the Best." "The Mira Prism AR headset fascinates with an innovative approach towards discovering and sharing AR content and experiences with others. At first glance, the portable system impresses with its minimalist, self-contained design language."
Construction on the Iovine and Young Hall celebrated the topping-out milestone on Friday when the last steel beam was hoisted into place. The beam bore signatures of staff, faculty, architects, and construction workers. The Iovine and Young Hall is scheduled to open in 2019.
Digital kitties, planets, and blockchain-based bunnies, oh my! Academy junior, Suraya Shivji, recently worked with IDEO CoLab on creating planetary cryptocollectibles for a BattleBots-style game. Here, she gives us a glimpse into her universe of cryptocollectibles and shares key lessons and tips learned during her time at IDEO...
As the first graduating class of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy at the University of Southern California filed in for their commencement Friday afternoon (May 11), it was quickly clear this celebration would be as unique
The musician and entrepreneur joins in the celebration of 30 problem-solver students who break the traditional mold
"My parents were great at showing me that, with whatever I spend my time doing, I should do it thoughtfully." These days, Parker Malachowsky is thinking deeply about intuitive design and machine learning in the healthcare industry. Here, he shares that whether you're in design, technology or business, striking a balance is key.
Everything and nothing has changed for senior Arjun Mehta. As a freshman, Arjun already had a couple of startups under his belt and he is still immersed in the startup world today. "I had always been fascinated with how just an abstract idea in someone's head can manifest over time into a massive living, breathing thing that can affect people globally. I felt like that process was so magical and special, that I just had to do it for the rest of my life." Here, Arjun shares what he doing now and what he dreams of doing next...