AAAI 2017 Student ActivitiesOverview | Research | Mentoring | Social | Travel
The organizers of AAAI-17 are continuing the strong student outreach program developed in 2015 — in particular, making AAAI-17 student friendly by arranging a number of activities for students attending the conference. Many of these activities are open to broader audiences, and so they are also a good way for anyone to expand their knowledge of AI. There are many opportunities for both students and researchers to be involved. We have highlight several below.
Plan now to involve your students in AAAI-17!
We have identified the following tutorials as student accessible tutorials. This list is not necessarily exhaustive and the students are encouraged to explore all the tutorials that fit their interest. They are SA1, SP1, SP2, SP6 and SUP1.
AI Education Outreach Program
On Saturday, February 4, AAAI and EAAI will host an outreach program for local K-12 students and their students, where AI educators will demo/display their outreach activities.
AAAI/ACM SIGAI Job Fair at AAAI-17
Call for Companies, Research Organizations and Universities to Participate — The AAAI/ACM SIGAI job fair grew to over 30 participating employers and hundreds of job seekers in 2016. We are happy to continue this program at AAAI-17. The AAAI/ACM SIGAI job fair is a place for students and professionals looking for internships or jobs to meet with representatives from companies and academia in an informal "meet-and-greet" atmosphere. In the beginning of the event, one representative from each organization has the opportunity to introduce the organization and its job opening(s) for about 1 minute. Afterward, all attendees have a chance to mingle.
If you are representing a company, research organization or university and would like to participate in the job fair, please send an email with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8. You are welcome to participate in the job fair even without prior reservation but we will be able to help you advertise your job openings better if we hear from you by the deadline. Participation is free. The organizers of the AAAI/ACM SIGAI Job Fair are Nathan Sturtevant (University of Denver, USA) and William Yeoh (New Mexico State University, USA).
AAAI / ACM SIGAI Job Market Electronic Bulletin Board
AAAI and ACM SIGAI are pleased to continue the electronic job bulletin board at AAAI-17. Companies with job opportunities, as well as job seekers, will provide ads to populate an ongoing kiosk display. Opportunities to meet with job seekers will be arranged dynamically or through employer-sponsored events.
AAAI will feature a number of tutorials that are very well suited for students who are new to a PhD program or new to AI research in general. Check out these tutorials.
AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium will take place on February 5
Breakfast with Champions: A Women's Mentoring Event
AAAI is holding the third annual women's mentoring event for students and junior women professionals to meet with senior women in artificial intelligence. Breakfast with Champions is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017. Previous events have been very popular and over-subscribed. If you are a female student or within five years of your most recent degree and interested in joining us, please apply by checking the box on the registration form (available in November). There is a $10 registration fee for attendees to help cover a portion of the event costs. If this fee would prevent you from attending, please contact the organizers directly at email@example.com.
Lunch with AAAI Fellow
Lunch with a Fellow is on Tuesday February 7
Student Welcome Reception
Student Newcomer Reception will be on February 4
Fun and Games Night
Professors Micheal Bowling and Micheal Littman will host the fun and games night on Tuesday February 7 after the poster session.