Educational Programs

High performance computing and networking resources come together at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to create an exciting and innovative teaching and research environment. Research using OSC resources spans a variety of disciplines -- medicine, business, computer science, economics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and more.

OSC staff assist faculty and student researchers by providing workshops, one-on-one classes, and web-based training and materials. Ohio high school and junior high school students step into the world of high performance computing and networking during OSC's annual Summer Institute and Young Women's Summer Institute.

OSC's education-related programs and initiatives merge with technology to impact the areas of training and outreach on a statewide and national level.

Summer Institute


A two-week summer camp for Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores. Participants experience the dynamic fields of high performance computing and network firsthand. Ohio Supercomputer Center employs a faculty of experts in high performance computing (HPC), networking, engineering and the sciences to teach students computing fundamentals such as programming language, parallel processing techniques, and visualization toolkits. Sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center and The Ohio State University. More...

Young Women's Summer Institute


Young Womens Summer Institute (YWSI) is a week-long program sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center for middle-school girls in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps girls develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology. More...