About

Mission Statement

Princeton AI4ALL is a program that is open to all low-income rising 11th grade students living and attending high school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Our mission is to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to know, think about, and use artificial intelligence ethically. We educate students through a combination of lectures, hands-on research projects, field trips, and mentorship. We are committed to serving students of all financial backgrounds.

Program Details

Why?

The program has three main objectives:

  1. To simultaneously educate and excite students about the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by providing exposure to a variety of AI topics, discussing in-depth some of the cutting-edge AI research, and exploring the societal impacts of AI.
  2. To foster personal growth through career development workshops, mentoring, and social events.
  3. To provide students a hands-on experience with real research projects in the AI Lab.

The program also aims to build a close-knit community and encourage interest its participants in the field. Program attendance will be limited to reflect these goals.

Who?

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Must be a rising 11th grader
  • Lives and attends high school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Low-income, as defined by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
    • Combined household income does not exceed $60,000
    • Your family income or circumstances qualify you to receive free or reduced-price lunch in your high school.
    • Your family income or circumstances qualify you to receive an SAT or ACT fee waiver.

We encourage applicants from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and Native American). Girls are particularly encouraged to apply.

When?

Princeton AI4ALL is a residential camp, which will run for three weeks during summer 2024. The program starts on July 14th and ends August 3rd.

What?

The program curriculum will include the following:

AI Education and Inspiration
  • Lectures by Princeton AI professors.
  • In-depth introductions to ongoing research projects in Princeton's AI groups and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.
  • Field trip to Washington DC: this will be a 2 day/1 night field trip in which students are introduced to people, topics, and career opportunities at the intersection of AI and public policy. We will visit a variety of public and private organizations, meet with policymakers, and do a little sightseeing. All travel and accommodation will be organized by Princeton AI4ALL, and is included in the overall cost of the program.
Personal Growth
  • Lectures by experts in career and personal development.
  • Small-group mentoring session with AI faculty and senior AI researchers.
  • Social events with Princeton AI graduate students.
Hands-On Experience
  • The program highlight is a small-group research project led by AI graduate students.
  • Each research project will be focused around a societal impact of AI.
  • Participants will give a group presentation of their work at the end of the program.

Here is a typical daily schedule for the program:

Time Activity
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am - 12.00 pm Instructor-led class
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 pm Project time working with Mentors and TAs
2:30 - 3:00 pm Snack time
3:00 - 4:00 pm Guest Lecture
4:00 - 7:30 pm Return to residence and eat dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm Selected organized activities such as indoor and outdoor games, sports, art & crafts, and local excursions.
8:30 – 10:00 pm All students must be in their residence and house meeting
10:00 pm Lights out
   

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