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Teach high school students deep learning in our summer program!

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BIT BY BIT CODING

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Neural Logical is a two week long summer program aiming to teach high-school students with a basic foundation in Python how to code a neural network in Keras from August 2nd to August 13th.

Volunteer applications are now open, and we will be accepting volunteers through May 22nd.

General Outline

Students will be learning:

  • What is machine learning (example projects, common uses, etc)?
  • An overview of neural networks starting from a single layer and walking through adding neurons, the math (multiplying matrices), loss functions, updating, etc
  • We offer two paths: one that teaches the more complex math and one that is more theoretical, thus it is not necessary that you understand every mathematical step in neural networks
    • However, we will be going in depth into backpropagation, activation/loss functions, gradient descent, etc
  • Creating a feedforward neural network for a simple project to gain an understanding of features and implementation
  • Creating a convolutional neural network to identify tumors in MRI imaging data
Responsibilities Instructors/Helper Volunteers
  • Possibly teach a large group of students the concepts of neural networks
  • Otherwise, act as a supporting volunteer to answer students in the chat or break out with students
  • When broken out with students for one-on-one instruction, should be comfortable communicating concepts to the students
Curriculum Volunteers
  • Help us develop and refine the activities and general curriculum for Neural Logical
  • Create additional materials/props for instructors to use when teaching such as slides, interactive tutorial ideas, demo site ideas, and example deep learning projects
Time Commitment
  • Help us develop and refine the activities and general curriculum for Neural Logical
  • Create additional materials/props for instructors to use when teaching such as slides, interactive tutorial ideas, demo site ideas, and example deep learning projects
Instructors/Helper Volunteers
  • Around 3 hours a day the week of the program with extra time if you would like to stay after and provide students extra instruction
  • An hour a week on volunteer training in the weeks leading up to the camp
  • An initial meeting with program director to determine your coding level provide extra training if needed
Curriculum Volunteers
  • Around 1.5-2.5 hours a week, but can be very flexible
  • Meeting once a week with whole curriculum team
  • Optional discussions with entire organization once every other week

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About BIT BY BIT CODING

Location:

11445 SW WOODLEE HEIGHTS CT, PORTLAND, OR 97219, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to diversify the community of ponderers and creators by equipping the next generation with the tools of technology, thinking, and leadership to improve the world, bit by bit.

Description

We strive for low-cost programs to teach and encourage students, especially girls and other underrepresented youths in the STEM community, to code, to examine the world, and to lead. We currently offer three programs: Hello World, Form and Function, and Uncommon Sense. Hello World is a summer camp aimed at teaching middle school girls the inner workings of websites. Form and Function is a free after-school program empowering middle schoolers with the tools web development. Uncommon Sense allows high schoolers to examine the world critically and see things with a skeptical eye. For our paid programs, we ensure that scholarships are readily available to ensure all can enjoy our programs. In addition to sharing the gift of code and knowledge, we train student volunteers through hands-on learning to adopt the responsibility, initiative, and dedication critical to strong leadership. We started as a summer camp to teach middle school girls how to code, and the following year, we expanded to clubs for middle schools and high schools. In 2020, we also incorporated critical thinking as one of our services.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Information Architecture
  • Python
  • Sound Production
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Instructors/Helpers: ~3 hours a day the week of the program , 1 hour a week on volunteer training in the weeks leading up to the camp; Curriculum Volunteers: ~1.5-2.5 hours a week, but can be very flexible
  • Have a solid understanding of Python and neural networks with Keras and Tensorflow or be willing to learn

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