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    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

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    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

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    NORTHROP GRUMMAN COLLABORATION SPACE > Challenges

    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential

    Student Challenge

    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge

    COVID-19 AI

    Join Northrop Grumman’s COVID-19 AI Challenge at the University of Maryland!

    WIN

    a share of up to $5,000 in prizes! They will include a $2,500 first-place award, $1,500 second-place award, and a $1,000 third-place award. The challenge is open to undergraduate students.

    LEARN

    about edge computing and artificial intelligence.

    DEVELOP

    an AI application using an NVIDIA Developer Kit.

    GAIN

    valuable insight from Northrop Grumman engineers, who will serve as mentors throughout the challenge.

    NETWORK

    Network with Northrop Grumman staff.

    QUESTIONS?

    Contact: NGCollaborationSpace@ngc.com

    Northrop Grumman is excited to host the second fully virtual student challenge this semester! Participation includes video chat mentoring sessions, a midpoint review, office hours, and a virtual final symposium in May.

    Due to the pandemic, there has now been a push towards automation, workforces have had to shift to working remotely, and there is now an increased reliance on artificial intelligence and machine learning tools across multiple industries.

    The challenge objective for this semester is to develop an AI application that can be used to solve or mitigate real-world issues that were created by the pandemic. Students will be provided with an Edge Computing NVIDIA Development board to help them complete this task. Students with some programming experience are preferred, but there is no major requirement.

    ATTEND THE 2/22 INFO SESSION! ATTEND THE 2/24 INFO SESSION! APPLY TO THE CHALLENGE!

    Challenge Dates

    All events will take place online. Links to attend will be sent to registrants.

    Monday, February 22, 2021, 5 p.m.: Online Information Session: REGISTER TO ATTEND!

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5 p.m.: Online Information Session: REGISTER TO ATTEND!

    Friday, February 26: Applications Due: APPLY ONLINE!

    Monday, March 8: Challenge Kickoff

    Thursday, April 15: Mentor Midpoint Meeting

    Friday, May 7: Final Exposition Meeting

    Northrop Grumman Spring Student Challenge:  2021 - COVID AI Challenge

    View the COVID-19 AI Challenge info slide deck (pdf)