The AI Education Catalog was created to fill an information gap. Although understanding the AI and AI-related programs available to students and educators is essential for good AI education and workforce policy, there are no comprehensive databases that contain such information. CSET decided to create one for the United States, and partnered with the AI Education Project to publish and maintain a publicly available web-based search tool.
This catalog includes a list of about 650 different U.S. AI and AI-related programs that students, parents, educators, and policymakers can access. We saw a chance to develop a tool that could not only make AI education more accessible to students and educators, but also help education administrators and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels increase general access to AI education. To make the information searchable for any user, we created distinct program categories: after-school programs, apprenticeships, challenges, conferences, curricula, fellowships, hackathons, internships, robotics, scholarships, and summer camps. Users can narrow their search by location, program type, hosting organization, and target audience (noting the search automatically filters other parameters based on availability given initial user-selected criteria). Some listed programs may have multiple kinds of offerings; where this happens, we have chosen the most prominent offering to label the program. We also identify programs that are free, target populations underrepresented in STEM fields, or are community oriented.
We hope that the catalog is used to increase AI education across the United States. We believe a thriving future U.S. workforce includes cultivating globally competitive talent on the leading edge of AI design, development, and deployment; training and equipping all Americans to operate responsible and safe AI; and promoting AI workforce diversity through equitable access and opportunity to such resources.