SUPPORTING OUR TRANSFORMATIONAL PROFESSORS
We would especially like to congratulate, Arieh Warshel, Professor of Chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and fellow of the National Academy of Sciences recipient of the Nobel laureate on October 9, 2013 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

As we at FMS try to connect what each employee does every day to the mission of USC, we asked a few of our team members to tell us how they think we support the extraordinary work of transformational faculty.
 
“It’s about supporting their space,” said Ramon Carrillo, HSC Custodian Supervisor. For professors conducting scientific research, this means properly maintaining the air flow in their chemistry labs, for example.

For Humbe Flores, a Commissioning Project Specialist, supporting their work is about properly meeting their requests. “We recently did a walkthrough of a building that has an animal facility. I was there with our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technicians to ensure that the humidity levels for those facilities were at their [professors] preferred levels to conduct their research,” she said. “And we wanted to make sure everything was working properly.”

“From removing burdensome boxes from their hallways, to repairing systems they depend on to meet their research goals, we attempt to create good working environments,” said Andrea Escalante, Electrical Engineer and Program Manager at FMS. Ultimately, we hope to support their professional journeys as transformational professors.

“Essentially, it’s about providing top quality services, like taking preventative measures to ensure functioning labs,” said Ed Fournier, Zone Coordinator for HSC.