• Pittsburgh Chosen as Host Web site for Synthetic
    Bootcamps

    Pittsburgh Chosen as Host Web site for Synthetic

    PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Argo AI, a worldwide autonomy services and products firm and The Readiness Institute at Penn State will every host a Mark Cuban Basis Synthetic Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for highschool college students within the fall. The no value AI Bootcamps in Pittsburgh for highschool college students will introduce underserved college students in grades 9 by 12 to newbie AI ideas and abilities.

    Argo AI and The Readiness Institute at Penn State are two of 20+ host firms chosen to host 30 camps throughout the US in Fall 2022. The Argo AI and The Readiness Institute at Penn State Bootcamps will likely be held over 4 consecutive Saturdays beginning on October twenty second and ending on November twelfth.

    Scholar and guardian purposes at the moment are open at markcubanai.org/utility. College students don’t want any prior expertise with pc science, programming, or robotics to use and attend.

    All through the AI Bootcamp, college students will study what synthetic intelligence is, the place they already work together with AI in their very own lives, and the moral implications of AI techniques together with however not restricted to TikTok suggestions, sensible house assistants and facial recognition.

    College students will profit from volunteer mentors and instructors who’re educated about information science and in a position to assist college students rapidly perceive materials usually taught at a collegiate stage. As a part of the 5-hour curriculum, college students additionally get to work in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, every day to construct their very own AI purposes associated to chatbots, pc imaginative and prescient, machine studying, and pure language processing.

    The Mark Cuban Basis offers the bootcamp’s curriculum supplies, trains volunteer mentors, and recruits and selects native college students to attend camp. As well as, the Mark Cuban Basis and each host firms work collectively to offer meals, transportation, and entry to laptops for college students at no value all through the period of Bootcamp.

    “The MCF AI boot camp was an incredible expertise. Not solely will it assist me now but additionally in my future profession. Thanks for the chance!” – Ethan H., The Readiness Institute 2021

    Based by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Bootcamp initiative has hosted free AI bootcamps for college students throughout a number of US cities, together with Dallas, Pasadena, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Atlantic Metropolis, amongst others. The Mark Cuban Basis has impacted 450+ college students thus far and has a objective to have 1,000 college students graduate from AI Bootcamps Program in 2023.

    College students desirous about making use of to the Mark Cuban Basis AI Bootcamp ought to accomplish that earlier than Thursday, September 1st, 2022 at markcubanai.org/utility. To see our 2022 camp places and to study extra in regards to the Mark Cuban Basis AI Bootcamps, please go to markcubanai.org/faq.

    About Argo AI

    Argo AI is a worldwide autonomy services and products firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, with extra engineering facilities situated in Detroit; Cranbury, NJ; Los Angeles; Palo Alto; and Munich, Germany. Since 2016, the corporate has been on a mission to make the world’s streets and roadways protected, accessible, and helpful for all. With a crew of greater than 1,900 individuals throughout the U.S. and Europe, Argo designs its Argo Autonomy Platform and Options to help autonomous ridesharing and items supply to profit communities around the globe. For extra info concerning Argo, please go to www.argo.ai.

    About The Readiness Institute at Penn State

    The Readiness Institute at Penn State, a Penn State Outreach initiative, permits schooling, business, and neighborhood companions to coordinate, collaborate, and create experiences for learners to realize neighborhood and future readiness — no matter their zip code, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual id, and talent stage.

    Contact: Carli Lidiak, Mark Cuban Basis

    Telephone: 309-840-0348

    E-mail: [email protected]

  • DFW Cities Chosen as Host Websites for Synthetic
    Bootcamps

    DFW Cities Chosen as Host Websites for Synthetic

    DALLAS and FT. WORTH, Texas, July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 4 DFW firms will every host a Mark Cuban Basis Synthetic Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for highschool college students within the Fall of 2022.

    • Headstorm (Addison, TX)
    • Perficient (Plano, TX)
    • Elevate (Fort Price, TX)
    • ABLe Communications together with UT Dallas (Grand Prairie, TX)

    The No Value AI Bootcamps in Addison, Plano, Fort Price, & Grand Prairie will likely be focused at highschool college students and can introduce underserved college students in grades 9 by means of 12 to fundamental AI ideas and abilities.

    Headstorm, Perficient, Elevate, and ABLe Communications together with UT Dallas are 4 of 20+ host firms chosen to host 30 camps throughout the US in Fall 2022.

    The Bootcamps will likely be held over 4 consecutive Saturdays beginning on October twenty second and ending on November twelfth.

    The coed and father or mother software are actually open at markcubanai.org/software. College students don’t want any prior expertise with laptop science, programming, or robotics to use and attend.

    All through the AI Bootcamp, college students will study what synthetic intelligence is and isn’t, the place they already work together with AI in their very own lives, and the moral implications of AI techniques together with however not restricted to TikTok suggestions, sensible residence assistants, facial recognition, and self-driving automobiles to call just a few.

    College students will profit from volunteer mentor instructors who’re educated about information science and capable of assist college students rapidly perceive materials usually taught at a collegiate stage. As a part of the 5-hour curriculum, college students additionally get to work in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, every day to construct their very own AI functions associated to Chatbots, Pc Imaginative and prescient, Machine Studying, and Pure Language Processing.

    The Mark Cuban Basis supplies the bootcamp’s curriculum supplies, trains volunteer mentors, and recruits and selects native college students to attend camp. As well as, the Mark Cuban Basis and every host firm work collectively to offer meals, transportation, and entry to laptops for college students at no price all through the length of Bootcamp.

    “I went into this camp pondering I used to be going to study Synthetic Intelligence. ‘Oh, simply one other Synthetic Intelligence camp, no must pay a lot consideration right here.’ However I used to be fallacious. This camp did a lot greater than educate me about Synthetic Intelligence. Not solely did it open my eyes to many different types of Synthetic Intelligence, it additionally supplied me with an enormous community of life-long pals. This camp was really a invaluable expertise, as I met so many mentors and friends that might positively assist me progress sooner or later!” – Harshu V., Perficient 2021

    Based by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Bootcamp initiative has hosted free AI bootcamps for college students throughout a number of US cities, together with Dallas, Pasadena, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Atlantic Metropolis to call just a few. The Mark Cuban Basis has impacted 450+ college students up to now and has a purpose to have 1,000 college students graduate from AI Bootcamps Program in 2023.

    College students fascinated about making use of to the Mark Cuban Basis AI Bootcamp ought to accomplish that earlier than Thursday, September 1st, 2022 at markcubanai.org/software . To see our 2022 camp areas and to study extra concerning the Mark Cuban Basis AI Bootcamps, please go to markcubanai.org/faq.

    Contact: Carli Lidiak, Mark Cuban Basis
    Telephone: 309-840-0348
    Electronic mail: [email protected]

  • Weston Middle School students selected attend Envision STEM camps | Education
    Coding and Robotics

    Weston Middle School students selected attend Envision STEM camps | Education

    While some students see summer break as a chance to step away from school and enjoy time off, a few Weston Middle School students decided to spend six days of their summer continuing their learning in the sciences at an Envision Explore STEM summer camp.

    Sixth grader Nathaniel Cox, sixth grader Branson Rabb and eighth grader Mason Matye participated in a Denver, Colorado, camp, while sixth grader Alethea Bond participated in a San Jose, California, camp.

    The Explore STEM camp is one in Envision’s series of National Youth Leadership Forum camps. Envision camps focus on career exploration and are aimed at exposing students to different potential career paths.

    Admission is competitive, but students can skip the application process if they are nominated into the program, normally by a teacher.

    The four local students were nominated by Weston Middle School sixth grade teacher Amber Doremus, who was invited to become an Envision nominator several years ago.

    “For years, I have been nominating students,” Doremus said. “Even if a student can’t go, I think it’s great for them to be nominated and feel a little more confident that, ‘Hey, I can really do these things.’”

    Doremus said that often the students she nominates don’t end up going. So, she was excited that the four went this time.

    “It’s a wide variety of things they learn about,” Doremus said. “It’s great opportunity for them. Big-time federal outfits are there.”

    Branson Rabb said the Denver camp was a great experience. He said he participated in projects in areas such as robotics, engineering, forensics and medical.

    So, what was his favorite?

    “Probably robotics and engineering,” he said. “It was really fun coding the robot and actually designing it.”

    Branson said the experience has made him excited about a possible career path.

    “It kind of gave me an idea of what I want to be,” he said. “It helped me see what I want to do … I want to do something with building robots or designing them.”

    Mason Matye also found the experience worthwhile.

    “Engineering is pretty cool,” he said. “We designed 3D buildings for suitable life on Mars.”

    Mason said it was a fun way to spend part of his summer.

    “I got to meet new people,” he said. “If you’re into learning about this kind of stuff, then it’s really fun.”

    Alethea Bond, the lone Weston student to attend the San Jose camp, said she enjoyed the medical portion. She already knows she wants to be a surgeon when she grows up.

    “I was already interested in (becoming a surgeon) before the camp, but it made me want to do it even more,” Alethea said.

    Alethea’s mother, Rebecca Bond, said she’s grateful her daughter was able to take part in the camp.

    “She made some great friends, had wonderful leaders and really grew in her confidence,” Bond said. “We’re so grateful for Ms. Doremus having nominated her and all the Weston Middle School staff encouragement she received. We would have never known of this opportunity otherwise.”

    She said she hopes other families can learn about the camp and send their children.

    “I have been talking to other parents locally,” Bond said. “Here in our part of Oregon, we really don’t get to hear about programs like this. If her teacher had not said something, we would not have known. It opened a world of possibilities to us.”

    Doremus said she chose to nominate the students she did because she felt they’d be successful at the camp and get a lot out of it.

    “There’s a lot of factors,” she said. “Work ethic, general knowledge in several areas. It’s not just, ‘Oh, this student is good at math.’ … You just kind of get a feeling about who could benefit from something like this.”

    She said she hopes the four students come back feeling confident in their abilities.

    “There’s a big world out there,” Doremus said. “Opportunities are there, and they are not out of reach.”

    Students who are not nominated by a program nominator can apply for Envision camps at envisionexperience.com/admissions.

  • WVPB Selected For PBS Kids STEAM Kit Initiative
    STEAM Initiative

    WVPB Selected For PBS Kids STEAM Kit Initiative

    WVPB was selected among thirty stations to participate in the PBS Kids STEAM Kit initiative, with primary focus on bringing families together for an engaging time of learning, building and creativity. WVPB has been assigned 50 kits, meaning 50 families will potentially be served.

    The PBS Kids STEAM Kit initiative lasts for six weeks; four of the six weeks will be activity-centered: Science, Technology and Engineering, Arts, and Math respectively. The first week will introduce families to their kits and initiative expectations, while the last week will be a celebration of sorts, highlighting different families’ work throughout the four activity weeks.

    Within each STEAM Kit, families will activities, pencils and colored pencils, a notepad, markers, and a PBS Kids app preview sheet.

    The WVPB Education Department has strong, existing relationships with community partners, and this initiative has provided an opportunity to reach out to more.

    Mason County Library, Burnsville Public Library, Suncrest Early Learning Center, Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center, and the West Virginia Department of Education have assisted in recruiting families that are interested in this unique opportunity.

    WVPB education specialist Harrison Evans will lead this initiative, and said he is excited about the potential impact that is sure to result from it. “I think these kits will serve as a means to keep children engaged as we begin the transition from summer break to the first day of school” Evans said. “It’s great when we can offer ways for families to learn together and share educational experiences!”

    WVPB education director Kelly Griffith is hopeful for what this initiative will offer for families. “We were thrilled to be 1 of the stations selected to participate in the PBS STEAM Kits initiative. After surviving the disruptions of the past school year, we are excited to offer this free opportunity to our parents, communities, and partners in education,” Griffith said. “This initiative will allow young learners to learn and discover with their family for 4 consecutive weeks focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math-related subjects. Harrison Evans, our education specialist, will host a virtual kick-off and support the families during this learning experience.”

    Beth Anderson, Burnsville Public Library director, said she is thankful for how the STEAM Kits will benefit families of her library. “We are so privileged to be a part of this program; our families are very excited about this opportunity,” said Anderson. “Because of our past experience with PBS initiatives, our families know that they will be receiving top notch materials and activities that will benefit their children.”

    Mason County Library program coordinator Cindy Williams said that she enjoys the content and opportunities the partnership with WVPB provides her community. “We are so excited to offer this opportunity to our community. The families in the program are going to be able to discover, build, experiment and play together while learning in a fun and safe-at-home manner,” said Williams. “So much learning happens when children are having fun and, as a WVPB community partner, we are always confident that the content we share with our patrons is fun, engaging and educational.”

    For more on what the WVPB Education Department does for the Mountain State, please visit wvpublic.org.