Graduate Certificate Program Now Up and Running on DEN! [Distance Education Network]
Monday, July 11, 2005 â€” Just seven months old, USCâ€™s Mark and Mary Stevens Institute for Technology Commercialization has already begun enrolling students, undergraduate and graduate, for innovative multidisciplinary programs in engineering entrepreneurship. Venture capitalist and USC alumnus Mark Stevens funded SITeC with a $22 million gift announced November 11, 2004. In the short time since, SITeC has placed two separate curriculum tracks in place and will begin training students in all aspects of turning research into products when USC classes begin August 22. â€œWe are proud that SITeC has moved with entrepreneurial speed to begin its academic mission,â€ said Yannis Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.