High School Outreach Subcommittee


Call for Proposals: IEEE CIS High School Outreach Program

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) is pleased to invite proposals for its High School Outreach Program. This program aims to foster interest and enthusiasm for computational intelligence and related fields among high school students.


  • Proposals must be submitted by IEEE CIS members or student members.
  • The proposed program should target high school students with a focus on introducing them to computational intelligence concepts, technologies, and applications.
  • The program should include activities such as workshops, seminars, hands-on projects, and interactive sessions to engage students and enhance their understanding of computational intelligence.
  • IEEE CIS should be granted the right to use educational materials, including storing them in the CIS Resource Center and using them for educational purposes.


  • The budget for each proposal is limited to $4,000.
  • The budget should cover expenses related to refreshments for participants and compensation for student assistants involved in organizing and facilitating the program.

Proposal Guidelines: Proposals should include the following:

  1. Program objectives and goals.
  2. Detailed program agenda and activities.
  3. Budget breakdown highlighting expenses for refreshments and student assistants.
  4. Expected outcomes and impact on high school students.
  5. Plans for promoting diversity and inclusion in the program.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

Submission Process: Proposals must be submitted via email to markus.wagner@adelaide.edu.au copied to pcchung@ee.ncku.edu.tw with the subject line "High School Outreach Program Proposal - [Your Name]." Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the allocated budget is exhausted. Early submissions are encouraged. Applicants will be notified of the review status within 4 weeks of submission.

Selection Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Relevance and creativity of the proposed program.
  • Feasibility and clarity of the budget.
  • Potential impact on high school students' interest in computational intelligence.


For inquiries and submission, please contact the HSO subcommittee chair Markus Wagner at markus.wagner@adelaide.edu.au .

We look forward to receiving innovative proposals that inspire the next generation of computational intelligence enthusiasts!

The High School Outreach Subcommittee aims to facilitate the outreach to high-school students between the ages of 12-18 and their teachers. In order for the high school students and teachers to know about CIS-related techniques, we would also design introduction courses of the three fundamental pillars of computational intelligence: Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Evolutionary Computation. The contents of the course materials will be designed suitable for beginners who wish to find out more about these areas.

Our vision is to find ways of bringing Computational Intelligence into the classroom to inspire young computer scientists. Current Material that is freely available for you to download and use is:

Neural Networks:

Fuzzy Systems:

Evolutionary Computation:

IEEE CIS Pre-College Activities - Selected Videos from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Channel of IEEE.tv


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High School Outreach Subcommittee Chair
Markus Wagner
Department of Data Science and AI
University of Adelaide