AIClub 2021 Student Research Symposium
AI Research and Innovations by Middle and High Schoolers
On June 27th, AIClub held our 2021 Student Research Symposium, where K-12 students, parents, teachers, and industry computer scientists gathered to see students from grades 6-10 present research innovations using AI.
See the keynote (Dr Bharath Ramsundar), the student presentations, and an overview of by AIClub CEO on how students can realize their passions and perform distinctive research prior to college.
Dr. Nisha Talagala (CEO AIClub)
Our 2021 Symposium is a celebration of AI innovations by K-12 students. This year, we were proud to have
Keynote by Dr. Bharath Ramsundar, an internationally renowned expert in AI for Medicine.
Presentations by Middle and High School students on AI in STEM, social good, new apps, and more.
Two professional teacher development sessions K-12
Bharath Ramsundar, PhD is the founder and CEO of Deep Forest Sciences, a start-up working to accelerate the use of AI in deep tech. Dr. Ramsundar is also the lead maintainer of the DeepChem project, an open source consortium working to build software for open source medicine discovery. Bharath previously co-founded Computable, a venture-backed start-up building better tools for collaborative dataset management. Dr. Ramsundar has a Computer Science Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research and professional interests include the application of deep learning in drug discovery. Bharath is the lead author of “TensorFlow for Deep Learning :From Linear Regression to Reinforcement Learning”, a developer’s introduction to modern machine learning, with O’Reilly Media, and the lead author of “Deep Learning for the Life Sciences”.
Getting started with AI Research before College
Dr.Nisha Talagala - CEO AIClub
In this video we cover
Why should K-12 students start research early? We describe how the research process prepares kids for a lifetime of effective learning and problem solving
How middle school and high school kids can use AI based innovations to bring their creativity to life, create distinctive accomplishments for college applications, win science fairs and other competitions, become entrepreneurs and more.
Teacher Professional Development
The professional development sessions covered:
How AI can be taught in K-12
Topics and curriculums for different grade levels (grades 4-12)
Alignment with math curriculum
Role of coding and computer science
Practice exercises for hands-on teacher learning
Both sessions had the same content and were offered at different time slots to accommodate international attendees. Each teacher who completed one of the training sessions received a Professional Development Certificate from AIClub