Applying

Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation the details below are subject to change. We are carefully monitoring the ongoing situation and will update the website regarding the summer program accordingly.

The deadline to apply to the program has been extended to April 30th.

Why Apply for AI4ALL@UW?

At the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School, we use data science to answer some of the most pressing questions about equity: What data should we share with apps on our phone? Read professor Franziska Roesner’s response here. How do we make sense of an overload of information during a crisis? Read professor Kate Starbird’s response here. What does an article tell us about the author’s intent and biases? Read a paper by professor Yejin Choi’s group.

If you haven’t decided how to spend your summer, you may want to think about the possibility of participating in the AI4ALL summer program at UW. Not only is it an exciting way to spend your summer, but you’ll get to experience life on a college campus, explore a new field you may want to pursue as a college major, and make friends with other students with similar interests.

We invite students from traditionally underrepresented groups to join us for a free, 2-week data science and artificial intelligence introductory workshop. To be eligible for the program, students must be rising high school juniors, high school seniors, or college freshmen. At the workshop, students will learn how to understand, analyze, interpret and discuss real-world applications of data science and machine learning with the ultimate goal of understanding impactful technology decisions.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn a valuable skill set in a hands-on setting. Given that the tools of data science and machine learning can be applied to many fields, we encourage students who are interested in STEM or non-STEM fields (such as social studies, government, and history) to apply!

Details

  • The program focus is on data science, machine learning (ML) and their application in daily life,
  • No previous coding experience is necessary. The lessons assume a beginner level.
  • Students will be guided by undergraduate students and researchers from the Paul G. Allen School and the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided on all days of the workshop.

Date

Monday, July  20 through Friday, July  31st, 2020. 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, including Sunday July  26. Participation is required on all workshop days.

Location

  • The workshop will take place in classrooms at the University of Washington Seattle campus at the Bill and Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Students are required to find transportation to and from the University of Washington Seattle on all 11 days of the workshop.

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be rising high school juniors, high school seniors, or students starting their freshman year of college in Fall 2020.
  • The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology within the Paul G. Allen school is committed to increasing diversity in data science and AI.  AI4ALL is a non-profit organization committed to increasing diversity in STEM education and in the development of artificial intelligence. AI4ALL and the Taskar Center aim to foster an interest in computer science among a wide range of young people, which will lead future generations to produce AI that more accurately represents our diverse world. As such, this program is primarily intended for students from a wide range of traditionally underrepresented groups. These groups include, but are not limited to: students who will be the first in their families to attend a 4-year college, students of color, LGBTQ students, students from underserved communities, students from low-income families, and students with disabilities.
  • We will not inquire about the residency status of workshop attendees, and U.S. citizenship is not required for attendance.

Deadline to apply

Thursday, April 30th at 10 PM PDT

Notification of acceptance

No later than Monday, May 18th

How to apply

Submitting the Student Application early allows us to know you are interested and keep in contact throughout the rest of the application process. A complete application to AI4ALL includes all of the following items. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In addition to the online application form, if you would like an interview (optional) contact us at uwtcat@uw.edu or ai4all@cs.washington.edu

Student Application

Complete the online student application form.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (uwtcat@uw.edu).