Summer Educational Programs at OSC

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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

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a non-profit organization, OSC hosts Young Women's Summer Institute and Summer Institute on a non-profit basis. The fee covers housing, meals and program tuition, including laboratory visits, insurance, chaperones, social activities, equipment costs and much more. Your much-needed sponsorship will support the pipeline for exceptional young talent that will be hitting the job market in a few years; these sponsorships may be used for limited scholarships.

Alumni Connections

Nearly 500 students have participated in OSC summer educational programs since the inception of Summer Institute in 1990 and that of Young Women's Summer Institute in 2000. In both cases, these talented high school students (SI) and middle school girls (YWSI) took advantage of the unique opportunity to live, learn and explore science and technology on the campus of The Ohio State University.

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, 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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