Colorado School of Mines’ Computer Science Department has received funding from Google to create a mentorship program to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate education and research in computer science.
“Artificial intelligence is certainly on the rise and has been for several years,” said Tracy Camp, department head and professor of computer science at Mines. “There’s just so much in our world today where we can use machine learning or AI to improve on our society or lives.”
The new programs draw from the core areas of expertise Mines is known for — from civil and environmental engineering to extraction to materials science — to create an interdisciplinary field of study that prepares students for the next step in their careers.
Electrical engineering freshman Grant Kahl hopes the automated Ambu bag-ventilation system can be used in health care settings around the world where traditional-style ventilators are unavailable, too costly or too cumbersome.
The Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISENET) Triplets program provides up to three years of funding for quantum science research in collaboration with a leading technology company or national laboratory.