Our 5-day non-residential summer program, August 12 - 16, exposes current Bay Area 9th to 11th grade students from underrepresented groups to the exciting field of AI.
Participants engage with academics, professionals, and role models in the field to learn about cutting-edge ideas.
Applications for the 2019 summer program are open until May 27!
What is AI?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a type of computer science that allows computers to make predictions and decisions to solve problems. It's a rapidly growing field that's already all around us — from Google Maps to Amazon Alexa to Snapchat filters, much of our daily lives are surrounded with technologies using AI. It also has broad applications that can be applied to fields like art, writing, social justice, and sports and can be used help the world for the better, in spaces like health care, environmental protection, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and much more!
This summer, the UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science and AI4ALL are partnering to teach AI to high school students from underrepresented groups, focusing on AI for Good applications. The program will involve hands-on experience with AI, hearing from a diverse set of role models in AI on their work and research, and learning about how AI can be used to benefit society. Students will come away from the camp knowing the fundamentals of AI and what kinds of careers exist that use AI. After the camp, students will be invited to join the AI4ALL alumni community, where they will have access to further support including mentorship, research opportunities, connections with their peers, and grant funding.
Application Deadline: TBA
UC Berkeley AI4ALL 2019 Program: August 12 to August 16, 2019
Who Should Apply?
The program is for high school students who are currently in their 9th to 11th grade, from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in AI, such as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Southeast Asian, and Native American. Applications from young women are particularly encouraged.
The program will take place on the UC Berkeley campus. Students will be expected to commute to campus every day of the program; on-campus housing will not be provided. Transportation stipends may be provided upon request.
AI Education and Inspiration
- Lessons by Lawrence Hall of Science staff.
- Talks about ongoing research projects at UC Berkeley from CS faculty.
- A field trip to a local company involved in AI.
- Personal and professional development sessions focused on CS college prep.
- Small-group mentoring sessions with AI faculty and senior AI researchers.
- Mentorship from UC Berkeley AI graduate students.
- Students will engage in a small-group research project led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
- Each research project will be focused around an application of AI for Good.
- Students will give a group presentation of their work at the end of the program.