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AIClub 2021 Student Research Symposium

AI Research and Innovations by Middle and High Schoolers

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June 27th 2021

Live Online via Zoom

Keynote and Presentations 9:30AM - 12:30 Noon PT
Additional Teacher Professional Development

Our 2021 Symposium is a celebration of AI innovations by K-12 students. This year, we are proud to have

  • Keynote by Dr. Bharath Ramsundar, an internationally renowned expert in AI for Medicine.

  • Presentations by Middle and High School students on AI in STEM, social good, new apps, and more.

  • Two professional teacher development sessions K-12


9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

12:00 Noon - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

07:30 AM - 9:00 AM

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Dr. Nisha Talagala (CEO AIClub)

Open Sourcing Medicine Discovery with DeepChem
Dr. Bharath Ramsundar 

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Bharath Ramsundar, PhD is the founder and CEO of Deep Forest Sciences, a start-up working to accelerate the use of AI in deep tech. Dr. Ramsundar is also the lead maintainer of the DeepChem project, an open source consortium working to build software for open source medicine discovery. Bharath previously co-founded Computable, a venture-backed start-up building better tools for collaborative dataset management. Dr. Ramsundar has a Computer Science Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research and professional interests include the application of deep learning in drug discovery. Bharath is the lead author of “TensorFlow for Deep Learning :From Linear Regression to Reinforcement Learning”, a developer’s introduction to modern machine learning, with O’Reilly Media, and the lead author of “Deep Learning for the Life Sciences”.

Student Presentations

Sathee: Your New Companion

Meenakshi Nair - William J Hopkins Junior High School, CA

Using Transformers and BERT to Predict Disasters from Twitter Feeds

Abhinav Angirekula - Jefferson High School, VA

To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare: Taking AI Back in Time

Dylan Karmin, Central Middle School, San Carlos, CA

Valuable Trash

Pranet Hiranandani, The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India

Forecasting Alzheimers with AI and Multi-Modal Data

Danika Gupta - The Harker School, CA


TomatoGenius: Detecting Disease in Tomato Leaves

Mihit Puvvala - Basis Independent, CA

Using Convolutional Neural Networks for American Sign Language

Shriya Shukla - Sandpiper Middle School, CA

Predict with AI: Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy

Anika Pallapothu - The Harker School, CA

Custom Nutrition via AI Recommendations

Anay Pant - The Athenian School, CA

Getting started with AI Research before College

Dr.Nisha Talagala - CEO AIClub

Main Session Concludes

Teacher Professional Development

Professional Development Session (Option 1)

Professional Development Session (Option 2)

The professional development session will cover:

  • How AI can be taught in K-12

  • Topics and curriculums for different grade levels (grades 4-12)

  • Alignment with math curriculum

  • Role of coding and computer science

  • Practice exercises for hands-on teacher learning

Both sessions will have the same content and are offered at different time slots to accommodate international attendees. Each teacher who completes one of the training sessions will get a Professional Development Certificate from AIClub

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