Backyard Brains 2021 AI Fellowship
Call for HS Teachers and Undergraduates in Biology, Engineering and the Arts:
Calling all AI and neuroscience nerds (AND nerd wannabes): We are back!
After taking a hiatus due to a global pandemic, we are proud to announce that we are returning with a very special guest star: TinyML! Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is a deep learning toolkit made for tinkers, educators and for those who want to know how machine learning really works… and we are excited about what it could mean to neuroscience educators!
For the first time ever, we are inviting K12 teachers to be a part of our summer program! Learn how to integrate Machine Learning into your project-based lessons and help provide feedback on our teaching tools and project curricula!
This summer, our fellowship program will focus on developing creative, wearable, and fun human-machine interfaces that can react with your brain waves, muscle, heart and eye movements using Deep Learning. You will learn the basics of neuroscience, computational thinking, machine learning, electronics, and will go from start to finish on developing your very own project. You will get support from our in house scientists and experts through every stage of your project.
About the 2021 Fellowship Program
Our AI Fellowship program will be designed around 2 cohorts. The first are undergraduates with a background in Neuroscience, Art, Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering, where they learn how to develop their own innovations, conduct fun experiments around computational neuroscience. We are also recruiting High School teachers interested in learning about AI and how to teach hands-on AI lesson plans in their classroom. Teachers will participate remotely from around the country (1hr / week), and will help guide our projects for optimal use in the classroom.
This fellowship is focused on developing computational skills. To do so, you will learn how to read and write peer-reviewed papers, discuss and plan around ethical concerns of using AI, learn how to develop a project and collect data, how to analyze and test results, how to make your own scientific poster and present your work to the academic communities, and finally how to speak to the public about your work. This program is unique: instead of working on a small part of the bigger project… all fellow projects are yours alone! We will support and guide you through, but you will experience everything from inception to publication… much like the life of a graduate researcher. No prior research experience is necessary or required!(more…)