June 23, 2019 - July 12, 2019

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ASU AI4ALL 2019 SummerUP Camp Program (Weekly Agenda)

Week 1

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Introduce to Python Programming
  • Machine Learning (ML) and Data Mining (DM)
  • Hands-on Projects on AI   
  • Hands-on Projects with Python Programming 
  • Hands-on Projects on ML & DM
  • Guest Lectures by Professors, Scientists and Engineers 
  • Field trip to Grand Canyon
  • Swimming, Movies, Hands on activities, Smores

 Week 2

  • Mentor-led AI projects 
  • Guest Lectures by Professors, Scientists and Engineers 
  • AI Hackathon
  • Swimming, Movies, Hands on activities, Smores
  • Old-fashioned 4th of July picnic
  • Field trip to view Fireworks

Week 3

  • Mentor-led AI projects 
  • AI Hackathon   
  • Guest Lectures by Professors, Scientists and Engineers
  • Project Demo 
  • Swimming, Movies, Hands on activities, Smores

Program Overview

Arizona State University AI4ALL (Artificial Intelligence for All) is a program promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Students who will be a sophomore through a senior in high school in the fall of 2019 are eligible to apply. During the 3-week program, participants will explore the field of AI through projects creation, industry field trips, and presentations from guest speakers. The program will conclude with a small group research project and a presentation for friends and family. ASU AI4ALL seeks to provide full tuition scholarships to as many students as possible, however all students accepted into the program must pay a $100 registration fee once their application has been accepted.

ASU AI4ALL is one of 10 AI4ALL programs across North America dedicated to educating the next generation of AI thinkers and creating a diverse AI workforce.

Learn more about the national organization at ai-4-all.org.

Read more about the organization in an article from the Atlantic.

Program Dates and Times

The program will run June 23 – July 12, 2019. The program is a residential, with students staying for the entire 3 weeks. Class time during the day runs from 9-5 PM with evenings filled with recreational activities, team building, and of course, s’mores! On the weekends the students will take field trips including the Grand Canyon. On July 4th, we will have an old-fashioned picnic and end the day watching Fireworks!

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 15, 2019.

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Carolyn Starr: Program Manager

Carolyn Starr

Carolyn has an extensive background in education, non-profit management and event planning. Put all that together and you can have a huge educational gathering  with awesome young people that is so much fun no one will want to go home! Carolyn comes to New College from six years at Fulton Schools of Engineering to develop camps, community outreach and Professional Development programs. With over 25 years in K-12, experience leading STEM programs through the Arizona Science Center, Six Six Sigma and International Student programing with GOEE, Fulton Schools of Engineering Carolyn brings a wealth of experience to the team of New College at ASU West! 

Kuai Xu: Program Director

Kuai Xu

Kuai Xu is an Associate Professor of Applied Computing program at the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University West campus. Kuai Xu received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in September 2006, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Peking University, China, in 1998 and 2001.

Dr. Xu's research interests include network security, network measurement and analysis, cloud computing, home networks, and online social networks. 

The sponsors for AI4All 2018 include:

ON Semiconductor


What is the origin of AI4ALL?

AI4ALL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence. AI4ALL was founded by leading AI technologists including Fei-Fei Li, Professor of Computer Science and Director of AI Lab at Stanford University, funded by key influencers including Melinda Gates and Jensen Huang and is led by Tess Posner, a social entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience working on job training and digital skills initiatives. Since the program was first piloted at Stanford in 2015, AI4ALL has created transformative impact for more than 1000 underrepresented youth and is tripling its impact in 2019 in partnership with Universities including Boston University, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley and companies like NVIDIA, Autodesk and Google.

What are the Arizona State University SummerUP AI4ALL dates and times?

June 23 – July 12, 2019

This is a residential camp. Students must agree to attend all three weeks, living in the ASU West residential hall.

Who can apply?

  • In order to be eligible for AI4ALL, you must be in 10th through 12th grade in high school in fall of 2019 (that means you are currently in 9th-11th grade in high school).
  • Have leadership skills and the potential to make broader impact.
  • Be passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse environment.

Is programming experience necessary?

No, all you need is a curiosity about AI and a desire to learn!

What is the cost of the program?

The tuition for three weeks of camp is $3,225. However, it is our goal to provide full scholarships to as many students as possible. Students who can pay full tuition are encouraged to apply to the program also. For everyone, there is a non-refundable $100 registration fee required of all students who attend the program.

Tuition includes housing and dining in supervised Arizona State University residences, towels and bedding, field trip expenses, instruction, and course materials.

Are there any other costs associated with the program?

Transportation is covered for any scheduled field trips. However, students are responsible for their own travel to and from Arizona State University at the beginning and end of the camp. 

Does Arizona State University supply housing?

Yes, all students will stay in the residential housing with 24-hour staffing.

How do I apply?

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How do I contact the program?

Send email to summerupcamps@asu.edu, subject line: AI4ALL

Before you apply to AI4ALL, please read over the information below:

1. In order to be eligible for AI4ALL, you must be in 10th through 12th grade in high school in fall of 2019 (that means you are currently in 9th-11th grade in high school).

2. You must be able to attend all three weeks of the program: June 23 – July 12, 2019

If you are compliant with all of the above, proceed with the application below.

STEP 1: Click THIS LINK to submit your application. Please do not ask for any references to be submitted on your behalf until after you have completed your application. APPLY HERE

STEP 2: Once you have submitted your application, ask your two references to submit recommendations for you via THIS LINK

At least one reference must be a science or math teacher, you may choose to select an additional reference from a second, adult supporter who is not a family member (e.g. coach, summer program director, supervisor at work, etc.) Each adult you list must be willing to write a recommendation for you.

Once all your application materials have been received, you will receive an email confirming that your application is complete. If you have not received a confirmation email, keep checking with your teachers to ensure that they have submitted their recommendations. Note: Teachers who submit recommendations for you will receive an email confirmation, so if in doubt, ask them to forward you a copy of the confirmation they received.

Remember, it is your responsibility to make sure that all your materials are submitted by March 31, 2019 so that your application can be considered for the program.

Dr. Mickey Mancenido is an assistant professor of statistics at the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in Arizona State University – Glendale. An industrial engineer by education and training, Dr. Mancenido’s advocacy is the sound application of statistics and data science in scientific and industrial research. Her research interests include the design of statistical experiments, quality control, measurement systems, statistical methods in the forensic sciences, and trust, fairness, and transparency of machine and deep learning algorithms. 

Dr. Joel Nishimura's interests span Network Science, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning and Mathematical Biology. Throughout, his research, Dr. Nishimura is drawn to questions of fairness, design and surprise, in systems where the accumulated effects of small rules is profound. He teaches and researches on the West Campus of Arizona State University in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Dr. Nishimura earned his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University in 2013, with adviser Eric Friedman and graduate committee members: Steven Strogatz, Jon Kleinberg, and Kevin Tang. While at Cornell, he also earned a M.S. in computer science from Cornell in 2012 and completed courses in Introduction to Wines, Culinary Arts, Riflery, Archery, Raquetball, Badminton and Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers. In undergrad, he worked with Nathan Kutz at the University of Washington, graduating with a B.S. in mathematics in 2007 and earning the President's Medal for outstanding Freshman for the 2003-2004 year. He lives in Glendale Arizona with his wife, two daughters and dog Misty.

Dr. Feng Wang is an Associate Professor of Applied Computing Program at School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in Arizona State University. She got her PhD degree from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, her Master from Peking University, and her Bachelor degree from Wuhan University, all in Computer Science. She is interested in graph theory, algorithm design and optimization, social network analysis, and network security. She is a member of IEEE.


Dr. Haitao Xu is an assistant professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. His research focuses on the intersection of Cyber Security, User Privacy, and Data Analytics. His work on underground cybercrime investigation has been covered by multiple medias, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.



Dr. Yunpeng Zhao is an assistant professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. His primary research interest includes machine learning methodology and theory in network analysis with applications in biology and the social sciences. He is also working on high dimensional data analysis with applications in genomics.

Adrian Avram - AI4ALL

Adrian Avram

Mansooreh Karami - AI4ALL

Mansooreh Karami

Tahora H. Nazer - AI4ALL

Tahora H. Nazer

Yinxin Wan - AI4ALL

Yinxin Wan

Michelle Zhang - AI4ALL

Michelle Zheng



Registration Deadline:

March 31, 2019
(Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 15, 2019)

When: June 23 - July 12, 2019

Where: West campus

Eligibility: Grade in Fall of 2019: 10th to 12th grades only

Registration Fee: $100

ASU AI4ALL seeks to provide full tuition scholarships to as many students as possible, however all students accepted into the program must pay a $100 registration fee.

Register now FULL (Registration closed)