Leadership Academy

The Nittany AI Leadership Academy explores how to leverage AI to address real-world problems and fuel innovation. This program provides students with hands-on experience identifying key societal and Penn State challenges and utilizing technology to solve them.

Undergraduate students of all majors are invited to apply for this program. No pre-requisite courses or existing technological background is required to participate. Note that this program does not cover the technical/coding aspects of AI but rather its societal impact and ethical application.

Benefits of the Leadership Academy


Receive a professional certification upon successful completion of the Leadership Academy.

Leadership Skills

Build hands-on tech-driven leadership and project management skills.

Student Networking

Join a community of like-minded students of all majors and backgrounds interested in using AI to create meaningful impact.

Build Professional Networks

Access networking opportunities, technology competitions, exclusive events, and more.


The application for the fall 2024 Leadership Academy will open at the end of August and close in early September. Please pre-register to stay up-to-date with the latest information.

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