The Seattle University AI4ALL is a two-week, residential 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 hands-on and will include engagement with law enforcement and Seattle area tech companies.

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 and is led by Tess Posner, a social entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience working on job training and digital skills initiatives. Since the program was first piloted at Stanford in 2015, AI4ALL has created a transformative impact for more than 1000 underrepresented youth and is tripling its impact in 2020 in partnership.

Small Class Sizes
College Credit
Hands-on Experience

Program Costs:

Seattle University provides scholarship and financial need support to provide young scholars with the opportunity to participate in our Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars programs. We provide full and partial awards based on a variety of factors. Click here to learn more about our scholarship eligibility. Nonetheless, we’ve outlined the cost of participation below.

Nonrefundable Deposit: $50

  • Paid once regardless of the number of programs you attend.
  • Due on April 30, 2020, if accepted into your selected programs.


Cost of Attendance: $3,450

  • Includes college credits, room & board, and activities
  • Due by May 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.

Need more information?

Duron Jones

Lead, Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs

Eva Sedgwick

Director of University Summer Programs


Our University faculty put in countless hours to design engaging and fun classes to support you in having a meaningful experience at Seattle University. Learn more about our faculty.

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Eric Lloyd

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

Instructor, Management

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

PhD, Criminal Justice

Associate Professor, 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

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

Program Director, Bridge MBA
Senior Instructor, Management

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.


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