AI Summer Program

AI Summer Program

The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity is pleased to offer the TRAILS AI Summer Academy at the University of Maryland. 

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The TRAILS AI Summer Academy is a two-week long, nonresidential computer programming and artificial intelligence (AI) summer camp at the University of Maryland. Students will come away from the camp knowing how AI can be used to help people and an idea of what kinds of careers there are in AI. Accepted students will have to complete ~25 hours of asynchronous content prior to the start date.

The camp will be offered to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Students will be exposed to personal growth, education, and hands-on experiences presented by faculty, guest lecturers, and University of Maryland students.

This program intends to create a more inclusive and diverse field of artificial intelligence by targeting and serving underrepresented communities. Students will be given the opportunity to use artificial intelligence to address problems of a probabilistic and numeric nature. Participants will explore the field of AI through team projects, industry field trips, and presentations from guest speakers. There will also be opportunities to engage with faculty, staff and researchers who have been leaders in AI. Students will be exposed to a breadth of knowledge in the field with the goal of leveraging AI for social good.

The program will focus on three aspects:

  • AI education and inspiration
  • Personal growth
  • Hands-on research experience.

Typical Camp Day

  • 9:00-12:00pm  Classroom Instruction*
    12:15-1:15pm  Lunch
    1:30-5:15pm    Classroom Instruction

*Field trips and guest speakers are scheduled during Classroom Instruction time blocks.

Lab Meetings will take place in the Brendan Iribe building.

AI Education

  • Formal AI education curriculum instruction by a local AI high school teacher
  • Guest Speakers by UMD professors and industry professionals
  • In-depth introduction to ongoing research projects from faculty
  • Field trip to AI industry leaders where students are introduced to people, topics and career opportunities

Personal Growth

  • Discussions lead by experts in career and personal development
  • Small group mentoring with AI faculty and graduate students
  • Social events with peers

Hands-on Experience

  • Small-group research project led by faculty or graduate students; projects focus on using AI for societal good
  • Group presentations showcasing work at the end of the program
  • Applicant must be able to attend both weeks.
  • Applicant must be a rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grader.
  • Applicant will be required to submit family and student information.
  • Financial Assistance is available for those with displayed need by completing our Scholarship Application.
  • Must submit academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are welcome for application review).
  • Emails for teacher recommendations are required
  • I4C's AI Summer Program is no longer affiliated with AI4ALL as of 2023. For more information, please visit:

Dates & Links

Program Date and Quick Info

Dates: July 8 - July 19 (25 hours of asynchronous content will be completed prior to the start date)

2-week nonresidential program experience

Target Student: Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders (focus on the DC, MD, and VA areas)

2024 I4C Summer Academy applications are closed.

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