A Letter from Darin Gray, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

November 21, 2017 



We are looking forward to working with DoD STARBASE Los Alamitos  in conjunction with our new initiative: Upgrading Programs With Aircraft, Rockets, Drones and Satellites (UPWARDS). UPWARDS has been made possible through a grant from the California Community Foundation. The objective of UPWARDS is to better incorporate aeronautics education and training into existing USC Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach Programs. I believe our collaboration with DoD STARBASE for the Team America Rocketry Challenge as well as our visits to STARBASE Los Alamitos were instrumental in us being awarded this two-year grant. I look forward to working with you and your team as we endeavor to increase the number of underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).



Yours truly,

Darin Gray

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Director, STEM Educational Outreach Programs Instructor, Discover Engineering and Mission Engineering


Posted September 2018