The Seattle University AI4ALL 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 facial recognition, bias, and equity. This program is project-focused and 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 who are under-represented in higher education, including Black/African American, Hmong American, Latino/Hispanic, Indigenous/Native American, Nepalese American, and Pacific Islander descents. Please see the Scholarship page for more detail about how to apply.

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

What is AI4ALL?

AI4ALL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence. AI4ALL was founded by leading AI technologists including Fei-Fei Li, Professor of Computer Science and Director of AI Lab at Stanford University, funded by key influencers including Melinda Gates and Jensen Huang.

Application Closes June 19th, 2020

Seattle University celebrates academic excellence achieved through diversity. Consistent with this value, we strive to make our high school programs accessible to all students.

Small Class Sizes
College Credit
Project-Based Learning

Program Costs:

The cost of program participation below. Seattle University provides scholarships for high school applicants to participate in our Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors. Click here to learn more about scholarship eligibility.

Nonrefundable Deposit: $50

  • Paid once regardless of number of programs attended.
  • Due on June 15, 2020 

Cost of Attendance: $695

  • Includes college credits, course work, and virtual co-curricular activities
  • Due by June 30, 2020

Alumni Benefits:

Your experience with Seattle University is about more than your time with us during the summer. It is about creating opportunities for success towards your post-secondary goals. We will provide you with digital resources and support in college planning, career development, and financial literacy after you successfully complete one of our pre-collegiate programs. Click here to learn more about our pre-collegiate alumni benefits or click below to hear from one of our alumni members!

Partnering for the Greater Good:

Seattle University is proud to build strong relationships with our partners that strengthen our shared vision to serve underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income youth.

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Eva Sedgwick

Director of University Summer Programs

Behind the Scenes of the Virtual Classroom

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Pa Ousman Jobe, Graduate Assistant

MS, Business Analytics, Seattle University
BA, Business Administration-Finance (Major) & Economics (Minor), Seattle University

Pa Ousman is completing his Master’s in Business Analytics at Seattle University. Prior to joining the master’s program, he was the Community and Donor Relations Manager at Project Pilgrimage, a civil rights non-profit centering racial justice. He also worked briefly at Silver Creek Capital as an Investment Associate. He earned his BA in Business Administration from Seattle University with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. While an undergrad, Pa Ousman served in various organizations, including as the Student Body President at both Highline College and Seattle University. He was part of the inaugural cohort of the Alfie Scholars program aimed at training and educating scholars to foster civility in the workforce. He was one of five recipients of the Distinguished Graduating Student award at Seattle University in 2018. Pa Ousman has developed experience in cross-cultural leadership and engagement, especially in diversity and inclusive excellence through serving the university bias prevention and climate care working group, university leadership council, Board of Regents and Trustees. He has also written and continues to research language and its implication to diversity in the business environment.

Pa Ousman enjoys connecting with people, building relationships, and celebrating diversity. His passions include playing and watching soccer, discussing strategies for an equitable workforce, reading, watching movies, and exploring nature. Social justice and fair treatment of people and resources are central to his values. Currently, he is working with some researchers on an Algorithmic Equity Toolkit that will be available to the public to help identify bias in AI systems and ask critical questions about AI to policymakers, especially around safety and security concerns.

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Eric Lloyd, Faculty

MS, Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University
BS, Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University

Eric Lloyd comes from a background of working in industry as a Senior Data Scientist and teaching at several community colleges before Seattle University, including Palm Beach State College and North Seattle College. He is excited about helping to engage young men and women to pursue their careers through higher education and especially in anything related to data science.

Currently, Eric is developing himself by returning to get his Ph.D. in Computer Science as well as returning to research around machine learning optimization with a focus on Natural Language Processing. He is also involved with the Summer Business Institute here at Seattle University and looks to become more involved with helping students to succeed.

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Pete Collins, Faculty

PhD, Criminal Justice

Dr. Peter A. Collins is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Seattle University. He earned his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Washington State University in 2011 with a focus on corrections, cost-benefit and evaluation research, and criminal justice organizations. His research interests include issues surrounding the death penalty, the intersection of criminal law and criminal justice policy, public policy analysis, and criminology within the context of popular culture. His work has been published in: The Journal of Criminal Justice, The Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Criminal Justice Studies, The international Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Western Criminology Review, Police Quarterly, The Prison Journal, Criminal Justice Policy Review, The Journal of Crime and Justice, The Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Routledge Press, Carolina Academic Press, LFB Scholarly Publishing, Oxford University Press, and Cognella Academic Publishing, among many other outlets. His current research focus remains on the intersection on public policy and the law, with particular emphasis on jury selection, economics and capital punishment, and victims of violent crime.

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Nathan Colaner, Faculty

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

Dr. Colaner's background is in philosophy and business ethics, but his professional interests have evolved to focus on the ways that technology is changing the fundamental stakeholder relationships of business.

His current research is devoted to the ethics and epistemology of artificial intelligence and how it is, and should be, incorporated into organizations. In 2014, he published a book on the transition to a modern theory of knowledge from ancient epistemology. This research is relevant now in a new way, as we suddenly have the opportunity and obligation to consider our new epistemological transition to machine learning algorithms. What does it mean that algorithms come to "know" things? And how does such knowledge affect human well-being?

Dr. Colaner's primary teaching responsibilities at Seattle University are in applied ethics, with an emphasis in business ethics, data ethics, and machine learning ethics.

He is also a lead faculty affiliate in Seattle University's new Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies, funded by Microsoft, and is a founding member of AI & Faith. In these capacities, he consults the business community, the Washington State legislature, and various religious organizations.