AI for Good Projects

The Nittany AI Alliance is facilitating partnerships with industry, nonprofits, and Penn State colleges and faculty to enable experiential learning opportunities for Penn State students called AI for Good projects. These projects use artificial intelligence to make a positive impact in the areas of education, the environment, health, or humanitarianism through proofs of concept that show the feasibility of an AI solution to a real-world problem using real data. Students experience hands-on, experiential learning that can lead to networking and job opportunities while empowering them to help make the world a better place.

Fall 2021 Projects
Project Title Description Client Partner
High School Transcript Processing Process high school transcripts using AI and natural language processing (NLP). Penn State Admissions N/A
Childhood Abuse Risk Factor Identification Identify risk factors for childhood abuse in Pennsylvania using various data analysis techniques. Center for Medical Innovation, Penn State College of Medicine Gramener
Nonprofit Volunteer Matching Match volunteers to nonprofit organization opportunities based on interest and availability using AI, machine learning (ML), and NLP. The United Way Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
Spring 2022 Projects
Project Title Description Client Partner
Lost Hiker Location Apply an AI proof of concept application that utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with lidar to provide a detailed map of terrain using one or more aerial platforms to deploy the existing codebase to the NVIDIA Jetson hardware platform. Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin
Mitigating Negative Behaviors in Youth Social Media Use Explore how AI and machine learning could help reduce the problem of negative behavior on social media among youth. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Leidos
Enhanced Hurricane Forecasting Develop an AI proof of concept focused on the application of ML methods to seasonal forecasting of Atlantic basin tropical cyclone/hurricane activity. IBM College of Earth and Mineral Science
Public Interest Technology (PIT) Provide the City of Philadelphia with an AI proof of concept focused on how AI/ML technology can be used to create innovative solutions in the public interest technology space. The City of Philadelphia Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) at Penn State

Past Projects