Young Women's Summer Institute 2014

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In its 16th year, OSC's Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) 2014 is a success for all involved! Everyone who participants can take credit for the great outcome of YWSI and its rewards.

Students will increase their computer skills, create new friendships, learn to work on a team, and gain exposure to campus life. Students will leave YWSI with a greater confidence in their individual learning abilities and their ability to adapt while working and living in a new environment with new friends of similar interests.

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Participants

Iman
Athens Middle School
Mizan
Ridgeview Middle School
Annie
Ascension
Lydia
Park side
 
Dakota
Gahanna Middle School South
Linnea
Olentangy Hyatts Middle School
Sarah
Hyatts Middle School
Angela
Hastings Middle School
Ishika
Grizzell Middle School
Sarah
Hastings Middle Schooll
Chathuni
Magsig Middle School
Katie
Hastings middle school
 
Nicole

St. Albert the Great

Liliana
The Arts Academy 
At Summit
Laney
Bowling Green Middle School
   

Projects

The YWSI team projects are designed to challenge students and encourage cooperation and rapport building with peers.

Students examined first-hand the human impacts on biological systems, how humans affect water chemistry (thus impacting biological systems), and the importance of habitat to the systems' survival. Students also measuree the number of organisms, analyzed water chemistry using standard test kits, and evaluated habitats in and around a clean river. They then compared their data to publicly available data, such as research data from the U.S. EPA. Each project required the "scientists" (students) to understand the problem, analyze the data, and visualize the results. Individual projects introduced fundamental computer skills and provided the students with an understanding of a variety of computer applications. During the program, they became familiar with spreadsheet and presentation software and build their own web pages using the HTML language.

2014 YWSI Sponsors

AEP
Battelle

 

Procter
Insight