Santa Ana, CA
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Jul 27, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
Girl Power in AI aims to teach underserved girls the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, as well as spark interest, promote diversity, and break stereotypes in this emerging tech field. Participants will be introduced to the impact of AI in society through programming projects and hands-on student labs.
Provided by Angela and University of California Irvine


Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

**Dates are subject to change

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Grade(s)

5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Cost

The cost is $10, but we do offer some need-based scholarships for students who request funding.

Participants will be contacted regarding how to pay.

More About the Program

Our goal is to provide underserved girls in Orange County with the opportunity to develop an interest in artificial intelligence and gain confidence that they are capable of being successful in this field. Participants will learn about the basic fundamentals of AI and Python programming with their own Zumi robots, and will also be provided with the resources and skills to allow them to develop a passion for this field and feel empowered that they are capable of succeeding in the tech field. These include opportunities such as summer camps, competitions, internships, fellowship programs, and several other useful AI-related resources. 

Participants will also discuss the importance and impact of artificial intelligence in our society. They will learn about the significance of diversity and equal representation in the tech field, especially in AI, by discussing the gender gap that currently resides in STEM fields and how it can be improved.


For more information, contact Angela.

Schedule

**TENTATIVE

Day 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (overview of AI, branches of AI)

Day 2: Introduction to Python Programming (variables, loops, etc.)

Day 3: More Python Programming (practice problems, mini-hackathon)

Day 4: Introduction to Machine Learning (examples, supervised vs unsupervised learning)

Day 5: AI Applications (social issues, ethics)