Lasers 4 Ladies

The Lasers 4 Ladies annual interactive fair is designed to engage middle and high school girls in learning about optics and photonics. The first event took place on October 15th, 2015 at the Viterbi School of Engineering. Organized by Professor Andrea Armani, Michele and other graduate students from the Armani Research Lab conducted optics-themed demonstrations and experiments for middle and high school girls from around Los Angeles.

CA State Science Fair

The California State Science Fair is the final stage of science fair competition for California students in grades 6 - 12. At the 2016 fair, Michele served as a judge on the Junior division panel in Materials Science.


This year, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering was named the Engineering school with the most female graduate engineering students in the country by U.S. News and World Report. To commemorate and encourage future female engineers, the USC Viterbi Magazine put together an online story highlighting the school’s current female students.