AI-STAARS Program Page

Welcome to AI-STAARS

From self-driving cars to smart speakers, AI is changing the way we work, learn, and communicate, and its role in our society is becoming increasingly critical.

AI-STAARS (Artificial Intelligence Scholarships That Improve Academic Achievement, Retention, and Career Success) is a program whose goal is to provide early AI exposure to incoming Freshmen students, along with the academic support and career coaching that the students need to persist in the major, and graduate with a CS degree to take their place in this fast-growing field. No prior computer science or AI background needed. 

AI-STAARS begins in the fall semester of students’ freshman year and continues through the summer before their sophomore year.  There are three key components for AI-STAARS students: (1) Academic and Career Advising, (2) A TGIF (Thank God Its Friday) series and (3) Winter and Summer break activities. These three key components are meant to help students and guide them with their future careers in CS and AI.

To learn more details about our program, click here or visit our About page