ECPI University’s Moorefield campus in Richmond, Virginia has an eye toward emerging technologies, in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI).
“AI is something that is all throughout our society,” said EET faculty member Dr. Paul Nussbaum, who finished the rigorous process of becoming a NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) Ambassador in early 2022. “I would like our students to have experience to understand AI’s true capability, the societal impact, and how it can affect their career and lives.”
“I would like our students to have experience to understand AI’s true capability, the societal impact, and how it can affect their career and lives.”– Dr. Paul Nussbaum – Electronics Engineering Technology Faculty, Richmond-Moorefield campus
Since becoming a NVIDIA DLI Ambassador, Dr. Nussbaum has hosted six workshops on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ECPI University students and faculty, as well as community partners. These NVIDIA DLI workshops offer unique, free training for those looking to solve challenging problems with deep learning and accelerated computing.
“The Moorefield campus frequently engages in activities that augment the degrees students are earning. Whether enhancing knowledge with emerging AI certifications or competing in national competitions, the faculty emphasize growing the student’s professional profile through interactive and exciting activities,” said Richmond-Moorefield Campus President Matt Grinsell.
Nearly 90 attendees earned a certification in AI in 2022 at ECPI University. Of the top NVIDIA Ambassadors in 2022, less than 5% of their attendees were in the United States. “The USA has much more work ahead of us to catch up,” said Dr. Paul Nussbaum.
Through the DLI classes, ECPI University students “already have access to standardized, professional certifications in AI from NVIDIA,” said Grinsell. “Dr. Nussbaum spent hours completing the required steps to become an ambassador with an eye always toward delivering these certifications to students. We are proud of his work, and excited for the enhancements this brings to our programs.”
Dr. Nussbaum plans to hold workshops every two months. With the help of two teacher assistants, each class can register up to 60 class attendees.
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