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Discover USC

DISCOVER USC, Sponsored by the Office of Research

Past Keynote Speakers

Each year, Discover USC welcomes a new keynote speaker to kick off the festivities with an inspiring speech.

At the inaugural event, Discover USC 2017, Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura kicked off the event with a speech on his discovery of bright blue light-emitting diodes, which earned him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014.

In 2018, Discover USC organizers were thrilled to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Caroline Potter, a Rhodes Scholar (2000), NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2000), Goldwater Scholar (1999) and USC Honors College alumna, who now works as an Oxford Research Officer conducting qualitative research with patients of England’s National Health Service.

Our 2019 keynote speaker, Dr. Kenneth Ramos inspired the Discover USC 2019 audience with his story of clinical and research achievement as a physician scientist.

Discover USC, Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research

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