As a result of OSU canceling all on-campus events through the summer (including closing dorms), OSC has made the difficult decision to cancel both the Summer Institute (SI) and the Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI).
In making this decision, we evaluated a series of options, including converting the programs to a virtual or non-residential experience or rescheduling it for later in the summer. We understand the disappointment that potential participants will feel as a result of this decision. As part of this extraordinary situation, we intend to retain all applications submitted by April 17 for inclusion in the candidate pool next year. Any student who is currently a Junior that submits an application for SI this year will be eligible for participation next summer even though Seniors traditionally aren’t eligible for the program. The same procedure will be in effect for girls who are currently 7th graders that submit an application for this year’s YWSI.
Summer Institute is two-week summer camp for Ohio's brightest high school students entering their sophomore, juniors or senior year. 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. SI is sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center and The Ohio State University.
Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) is a week-long program for middle-school girls in Ohio, sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center. 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 a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology.
Given in recognition of service to computational science education at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and emulating the educational aspirations, established by Steven Gordon, Ph.D., during his creation and stewardship of OSC’s Young Women’s Summer Institute program from 2000 to 2018.
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