Nittany AI Associates

Experiential learning opportunities with artificial intelligence

The Nittany AI Associates program provides Penn State students hands-on experience that enhances their classroom learning by offering opportunities to work on artificial intelligence–related projects. Selected students will work on semester-long projects that involve creating proofs of concept to demonstrate the potential impact of AI in addressing real-world problems.

The Nittany AI Associates program offered a rare opportunity for me to bring in methodologies and techniques from human computer interaction (HCI) and apply them to AI implementation in educational technologies and platforms. Understanding mental models of different stakeholders, applying rapid, agile-based design thinking approaches, and applying the latest machine learning techniques in a cloud platform was somewhat unique.

—Bikalpa Neupane, Penn State Student