EAAI New and Future AI Educator Program

The 8th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) and AAAI are pleased to announce the EAAI New and Future AI Educator Program for 2018, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and AAAI.  The New and Future AI Educator Program provides partial travel support for new educators (early career lecturers, assistant professors, and other university or secondary school faculty) and future educators (full-time PhD candidates or postdocs at colleges and universities who intend a career in academia) to attend EAAI-18, co-located with AAAI-18.  EAAI-18 provides a venue for researchers and educators to discuss pedagogical issues and share resources related to teaching and using AI in education across a variety of curricular levels (K-12 through postgraduate training), with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning.

Awardees are expected to participate actively in EAAI-18, and should have an interest in AI pedagogy, adopting new materials and resources for teaching AI, applications of AI to education, or becoming involved with the AI Education community.  It is not necessary to have a paper accepted to EAAI-18 or be a past participant in order to apply; the New and Future AI Educator Program is intended to include both new and current members of the EAAI community. 

As part of the application, potential participants are asked to provide a 400-500 word statement addressing one of the following “blue sky” questions:

  • How could/should AI courses incorporate AI Ethics into the curriculum?
  • How could we teach AI topics at an early undergraduate or a secondary school level?
  • AI has the potential for broad impact to numerous disciplines.  How could we make AI education more interdisciplinary, specifically to benefit non-engineering fields?

The blue sky response should be framed as if it were a section of a paper on education.  Selected participants may have the opportunity to present their ideas on these topics briefly during EAAI-18, or to include their response as part of a larger paper.

After the conference, an expense report will be required to account for the funds awarded. The deadline for New and Future AI Educator applications is January 10, 2018.  

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/HHVKMbJtzRs0oxGo2.

For further information, please see the EAAI-18 website: http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~lebrown/eaai/.  Questions may be directed to the EAAI-18 co-chairs, Eric Eaton (http://seas.upenn.edu/~eeaton/) and Michael Wollowski (https://www.rose-hulman.edu/~wollowsk/).

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