The Viterbi Impact Program (VIP) connects Viterbi students with the LA community.

As an initiative lead by Dean Yortsos, the Viterbi School of Engineering is challenged to complete 100,000 hours of service per year through combined efforts from students, staff, and faculty.

VIP participants play a vital role in the community as they work as partners with local schools and organizations. VIP volunteers are undergraduate engineering students committed to a semester or more of volunteering in the community and service-learning activities. Volunteer time commitment will vary.

The Viterbi Impact Program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2020.

The application for Spring 2021 will be made available January 2021.

Program Timeline



VIP connects students with volunteer and service opportunities through the K-12 STEM Center. The Viterbi Impact Program is a central location for students to come and reflect on the impact of their service.

Viterbi Impact Program Components

Reflection Sessions


Online reflection sessions is an opportunity for all VIP participants to come together to discuss and reflect on their experiences. 

If you are unable to attend a reflection session please submit a 200-250 word response to the designated prompt below. All reflection responses must be submitted by the date of the session to

Session Time

Session #2: Wednesday, October 28th from 4:30-5:00pm

  • Written Reflection Prompt: Reflect on yourself and your experience in the program thus far. How has it been going? Have there been any challenges?  What about your experience has been going well?

Zoom Link              Meeting ID: 948 1544 8747

Seminars and Workshops

Viterbi Impact Program participants attend workshops to focus on personal and professional development in the aim to achieve positive community engagement outcomes.

Session Title

  • Session #1: How To Explain STEM Concepts in Non-STEM Terms
  • Session #2: Mentorship

Time & Zoom Link

  • Thursday, October 29th from 12:00-1:00pm (Zoom Link TBD)

Mid-Semester Check-Ins

Open drop-in hours are available for students to discuss their experience, progress, and potential challenges at their service site. All drop-in hours will be with a staff member of the K-12 STEM Center.

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