Developed and Taught by Stanford and MIT graduates

About

What We Do

Inspirit AI aims to inspire curiosity in elementary and middle school students globally, by exposing them to the defining technology of our times. We provide small, live, online, courses in AI with a focus on web development, mobile development, and more – getting students interested in applying cutting-edge technology for social good.

This program, developed and taught exclusively by a team of alumni and students from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, provides a background in programming fundamentals, initiating AI-inspired projects, and general mentorship.

Fall and Winter 2021 programs live now!

Programs

Our Course Offerings

Regardless of where your student is in their technical education, Inspirit Scholars has a program expertly designed to fit their experience and excitement about the world of coding, design, and AI!

Our Mission

Why Enroll?

Our mission at Inspirit Scholars is to expose tomorrow’s engineers, designers, and creators to the defining technology of our times: Artificial Intelligence. AI is already present everywhere in our voice-activated devices, smartphone face recognition systems, and autonomous vehicles. The potential to apply this technology for good is limitless.

Inspirit Scholars’ four consecutive programs allow students to explore AI concepts, coding fundamentals, design basics, storytelling, and game design under the mentorship of industry experts – Stanford, MIT, and Ivy League students and alumni.

 

 

 

 

Featured Courses

AI Adventurers

Students learn how to use block-based coding programs to tell stories with code. Create your own mini-games, puzzles, and animate characters to act out stories of your own.

“Our curriculum teaches early programmers that breaking code can be just as worthwhile as making it. Bugs are inevitable, and as instructors, it’s our job to cultivate the emotional intelligence to bounce back from mistakes as well as develop the computational thinking to diagnose them.” – Emmy Li, Instructor & Curriculum Developer

Featured Courses

AI Creators

Students build AI apps using block-based programming tools including Scratch and Thunkable. As students learn about the concepts and ethical challenges behind AI and the basics of programming, they train and deploy machine learning models for self-driving cars, therapy chatbots, face recognition, and more!

“My favorite moment teaching AI Creators always comes when students are finally able to add computer vision to their self driving car project. Seeing their excitement when they’re able to control the car for the first time is incredible.” – Kayla Holman, Instructor & Curriculum Developer

 

Featured Courses

AI Pioneers

Students dive into training AI to understand language, fight COVID-19, drive independently, and more! As they learn to program AI in Python and RunDexter, they apply algorithms to real-world datasets, discuss AI ethics and applications, and build interactive web apps to deploy their machine learning models.

“Pioneers is my favorite program to teach. I love the enthusiasm every student brings—they are all so excited to learn! I’ve watched students develop lifelong passions  for AI and gain the skills necessary to pursue those dreams. I love giving students that opportunity.” – David McCowin, Instructor & Curriculum Manager

 

Education

MIT, Bachelor’s in Mathematical Economics,
Minor in Public Policy

Teaching

Greta as experience student-teaching in a variety of schools: urban, rural, suburban, as well as public, charter, private, and boarding. Before joining Inspirit as a curriculum developer, she taught middle and high school math from pre-algebra to pre-calculus and developed mastery-based curricula at the Khan Lab School.

GRETA FARRELL

Curriculum Developer, Instructor BS, MIT

Education

MIT, Master’s in Computer Science (AI)
MIT, Bachelor's in Computer Science and Math
MIT, Teaching License

Research

Studying economic disparities in online education, diagnosing dementia with machine learning, creating AI-generated images, and improving recommendation engines.

Teaching

Daniela created and taught an Artificial Intelligence and Society course at an international school in Rome. She’s taught math + computer science to students from kindergarten through college around the world. 

DANIELA GANELIN

Director of Curriculum MS, MIT

Education

MIT, Master’s in Computer Science
MIT, Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering,
Minor in Mechanical Engineering

Research

Kayla’s expertise lies in Robotics—she previously worked on autonomous driving at Cruise and robotics software at Vecna Robotics. She also researched methods for factory line operators to effectively work alongside robots.

Teaching

Kayla’s expertise lies in Robotics—she previously worked on autonomous driving at Cruise and robotics software at Vecna Robotics. She also researched methods for factory line operators to effectively work alongside robots.

Kayla Holman

Curriculum Developer, Instructor

Education

Stanford, Bachelor’s in Computational Physics and Data Science

Research

Designed sustainable lab materials and curriculum as an educational fellow in partnership with the Ghanian Educational Service; astrophysics research assistant at SLAC, Caltech, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing precise image resolution for ground-based telescopes

Emmy Li

Instructor

Education

Harvard, Bachelor’s in Statistics and Computer Science

Teaching

Nabib is passionate about data science and interested in developing new ML algorithms for analysis and prediction. In particular, he’s interested in the application of computer vision, time-series forecasting, and simulation. He immensely enjoys mentoring and educating young students.

Nabib Ahmed

Instructor MS, MIT

Testimonials

What students say about us

Lauren F.

AI Pioneers

"In the course we did Colabs, which I liked because it was a new way of coding with the notebook also giving us information. This was a very enjoyable course and I liked my instructor, Anna, very much. Thanks!"

Elise H.

AI Pioneers

"These are some of the best instructors and teachers I have ever had! Thank you for making this experience something truly special."

Declan

AI Creators

"I loved the course. The teachers were helpful and straight to the point. I totally recommend taking this course!"

Ally Bush

Seattle, Washington

“The Inspirit AI camp was incredible! I not only learned about coding, but also formed connections with three project teammates from around the world. Attending this camp helped me realize my passion for STEM and AI, and my teachers happily supplied resources for me to pursue it further!”

Amanya Sahney

Mumbai. India

“In this program, I was intrigued by all the applications AI has to offer. I searched up more on these particular topics and am considering pursuing computer science further.”

Jeremy Lu

Saratoga, CA

“I was lucky enough to participate in one of Insipirit’s AI camps and learn concepts such as reinforcement learning, neural networks, and more in workshops and everyday lessons. I later applied these concepts in my own project.”