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You can now get (virtually) certified in AI, 3D bioprinting and data science at CMU

The three new online certificates aim to prepare learners for needed STEM careers.

CMU STEM students. (Photo courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University)

Carnegie Mellon University is launching three new online certificate graduate programs for students who’d like to study artificial intelligence, 3D bioprinting and biofabrication, and computational data science.

These programs are designed for working professionals who need flexibility to further their learning, and could benefit students who want to study at CMU, but can’t physically be in Pittsburgh. Although these courses take place online, students who choose them will still have access to the research university’s faculty and gain hands-on experience.

The new programs are AI Engineering Fundamentals — Mechanical Engineering, 3D Bioprinting and Biofabrication, and Computational Data Science. For the AI-focused course, participants can expect to practice problem solving with machine learning tools.

“Companies and organizations of all sorts are very much looking to upskill their workers so that AI and machine learning can be appropriately and effectively infused into the working of the organization,” Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation Marsha Lovett said in a written statement. “They need people who understand it in a way that is tied into its application.”

For the 3D bioprinting course, students will design a bioprinted object related to tissue engineering. For the data science course, students will prepare to work with large data sets.

“These are not your typical online classes. Students are going to be working directly with CMU’s world-class faculty who are experts in their fields, and they are going to be learning by doing,” Lovett said. “They’ll be seeing lots of examples and applications, and they’re going to be using tools that allow them to interact with each other and with the instructor, as well as tools of the trade that a designer or engineer would use, making it an authentic learning experience.”

Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Heinz Endowments.
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