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LA Times Features USC President Nikias Speech at Silicon Beach Event at ICT

December 1, 2015

Los Angeles Times featured outreach by USC President C. L. Max Nikias to Silicon Beach tech companies. He spoke to executives from SpaceX, Google, Belkin and more. Nikias said that USC is hiring professors into several academic units at once in order to increase interdisciplinary thinking. The story highlighted several related USC initiatives, including the Iovine Young Academy and the World Bachelor in Business program. “Innovation isn’t something that you make the investment and you anticipate,” he said. “It comes when you’re being surprised, because you have provided this environment and the right network of contacts.”

USC News also covered the event, which also included Nikias being scanned in ICT’s Light Stage and demonstrations of several ICT virtual reality technologies.

(USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)