Education and Training

OSC program helps fuel STEM pipeline in Ohio

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) launched the Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) 22 years ago in response to the low representation of women in STEM fields, particularly information technology. The program hopes to inspire more Ohio middle school girls to get excited about science and pursue a career in the field.

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YWSI sparked interest in STEM for 15 Ohio middle school girls in 2022

Fifteen Ohio middle school girls attended the Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) hosted by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) from July 17-23 2022.

The girls learned about data and watersheds and practiced analyzing water samples before going on an excursion to Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center southwest of Columbus. At the creek, the girls examined water samples and went to the park’s Nature Center, where they learned about the different ecosystems within the park.