The Seattle University AI for Equity is an experience for high school students interested in criminal law and artificial intelligence (AI). Throughout the two weeks, students will learn about the intersection of modern technology and criminal justice issues, such as bias and equity. This project-focused program will include engagement with law enforcement and Seattle area tech companies. 

Seattle University celebrates academic excellence achieved through diversity. Consistent with this value, we strive to make our high school programs accessible to all students. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, we offer full, holistic merit scholarships to students who need financial assistance to attend. Priority is given to students under-represented in higher education, including Black/African American, Hmong American, Latino/Hispanic, Indigenous/Native American, Nepalese American, and Pacific Islander descent. Please see the Scholarship page for more details about how to apply. 

Grade Level: rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors 

Duration: The Seattle University AI4Equity summer program runs from Monday, July 14th, to Friday, July 26th.

  • Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 26 (in-person and/or virtual):
    Week 1 will be taught in person. Students will have a full on-campus residential experience during Week 1 and will live on campus in one of the Seattle University dormitories. Students attending in-person will arrive on campus on Sunday, July 14, and depart campus on Friday afternoon, July 19, to complete Week 2 virtually. Week 2 will be virtual for everyone.

Nonrefundable Deposit: $50

  • Applied towards total cost of attendance.

Cost of Attendance: $1,200

  • Includes college credits, course work, in-person and virtual co-curricular activities.
  • Scholarships available for both the virtual and residential program. Scholarship application is accessible within the program application.

Behind the Scenes of the Classroom

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Brooke Gialopsos, Faculty

PhD, Criminal Justice

Dr. Brooke Gialopsos earned her PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, with focuses in crime prevention and criminological theory. She also has a MS in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Her current research interests involve fear of crime and risk perceptions, sexual victimization, school-based victimization, and repeat victimization. She is also interested in environmental criminology, situational crime prevention, and capital punishment. Her works have appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of School Violence, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Review, Teaching of Psychology, and the Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. She also co-authored a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory. In addition, Dr. Brooke is a certified A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) instructor and educates members of the community on how to survive active shooter situations, in general, and school shootings, in particular. She is also an LGBTQ+ Ally and a Safe Zone educator.

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Nathan Colaner, Faculty

PhD, University of Kansas
MBA, Seattle University
BA, Miami University of Ohio

Dr. Nathan Colaner is a Senior Instructor and Director of Business Analytics at Seattle University. He has also recently accepted the role of Managing Director of SU's Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies.

His recent research is on the ethical development of machine learning, specifically regarding the creation of explainable artificial intelligence. His teaching revolves around organizational ethics, focusing on the ethical implications of organizations' increasing reliance on digital technology.

As a consultant, he works directly with business, government, military, and religious organizations to assess risk in implementing big data and AI solutions.

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Nate Kremer-Herman, Faculty

Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kremer-Herman's research interests include troubleshooting and debugging in distributed systems, computer science education, educational video games, and the philosophy of computer science (particularly ethics in computer technology). Projects which merge some of these concepts together (and connect multiple fields of study) are particularly of interest to him.

Need more information?

Aly Cotte

Assistant Director of Admissions, Pre-College Program Coordinator