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...

Computational Science Associates Degree Program for Ohio Community and Technical Colleges


The Ralph Regula School of Computational Science is working with three Ohio community and technical colleges to prepare an Associate of Science degree that includes computational science content and prepares graduates to matriculate to a four-year institution to complete their Bachelor of Science or related degree. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Program.

Ralph Regula School of Computational Science Minor Program

The Ralph Regula School of Computational Science is a statewide virtual school focused on the exciting new area of computational science -- the use of computer modeling and simulation to solve complex business, technical and academic research problems. A minor in computational science through the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science will provide students who already have expertise in science and engineering with skills they can use to complete computationally based projects.