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PhD student Tiffany Wu organizes a day of learning about the field of engineering for the Early College Alliance

April 20, 2023

The day-long event aimed to promote learning and interest in machine learning and applied math within the local community. 


Marsal School PhD student Tiffany Wu and U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Assistant Professor, Salar Fattahi, teamed up to welcome Early College Alliance (ECA) students to campus for a day of learning about the field of engineering

The ECA is an educational program that aims to immerse high school students into a postsecondary learning environment. Students encountered a full day of activities, including a visit from the U-M IOE Department Chair, Brian Denton, a Q&A session with current undergraduate students, a Human-AI Interaction Workshop, and a tour of the new Ford Robotics Building.

“Our hope is to establish a lasting partnership with ECA and to extend our machine learning workshop to other schools in the future, particularly schools that serve students from low-income families who may not have access to these types of opportunities,” said Wu. “We hope to broaden students’ perspectives on the real-world applications of machine learning and inspire future innovators on how machine learning methods can be used to address the most pressing challenges of our time.”