Intel AI Global Impact Festival has bestowed Mehreen Mushtaq Shamim, a teacher from Delhi Public School, with an award in artificial intelligence. She got selected as one of the four winners in the ‘AI impact shapers: Teachers with innovative AI teaching learning practices’ program.
Teachers from over 20 countries participated in this global competition. Teachers from South Korea, Singapore, and Poland won the other three awards. Since the inclusion of artificial intelligence in the CBSE curriculum, Mehreen has been teaching the subject in DPS to students of grades 9th to 12th. The subject is now available from grade 6th in CBSE schools.
Mehreen said, “I introduced students to Bootcamps that give them advanced lessons in AI. I could mentor students and inspire them into creating projects, three of which are now pending patents. Our students are interested in technology and can think out of the box very well. If guided in the right direction, they can do wonders.”
To date, Mehreen has impacted many lives, including empowering over 1200 students and training 250 teachers in artificial intelligence. Mehreen has completed her Masters in Computer Applications and nurtured more interest in artificial intelligence as she kept on learning more about the subject to teach her students.
“Knowing the power of AI, I now want to encourage children of other streams — not just science — to take up the subject and upskill themselves,” she said. The Intel event began on 15th October 2021 and hosted over 200 artificial intelligence-powered social impact innovations and recognized them at a global level.