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Summer Educational Programs at OSC

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Summer Institute

Ohio residents currently in ninth, tenth or eleventh grade

Summer Institute is the Ohio Supercomputer Center's two-week summer camp for Ohio's brightest high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years. Participants experience the dynamic fields of high performance computing and networking first hand. Working with a faculty of experts in high performance computing (HPC), networking, engineering and the sciences, students learn computing fundamentals such as programming languages, parallel processing techniques and visualization toolkits. SI is sponsored by The Ohio State University.

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Young Women's Summer Institute

Girls in Ohio currently in sixth or seventh grade

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

Steven Gordon Computational Science Education Award

Given in recognition of service to computational science education at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and emulating the educational aspirations of Steven Gordon, Ph.D., who created and stewarded OSC’s Young Women’s Summer Institute program from 2000 to 2018.