Data Science for Women Summer Camp

The Translational Data Analytics Institute hosts a free summer camp that introduces 30 young women in grades 8-10 to data science and analytics–an exciting, fast-growing field centered on scientific methods and processes for extracting new knowledge from data. Students who learn these skills can combine them with an unimaginably wide range of interests, from business and biology to health care and education, to city planning and social services–and they are in high demand by employers. Over the course of five days, campers:

  • Work in student teams and with mentors to develop analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Learn from scientists and students
  • Gain hands-on experience using data software, visualizing data, and giving presentations
  • Experience data science in use at the Translational Data Analytics Institute and other centers such as the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design 
  • Explore educational and career opportunities in data science and analytics



News: TDAI is seeking a camp co-director
We are actively seeking a co-director to serve with the current director and founder of the camp. The co-director role is an unpaid, volunteer position. The ideal candidate would be someone with experience working with minors in an educational capacity. Because our goal is to expand the camp in the coming 12-18 months to include multiple sessions / weeks, someone who can commit at least 2 years to serving in this role is critical. Estimated time commitment is 3-5 days a month August – June, and 15 days in July annually.  Read more here: Co-Director PD.

When is camp?×

The 2020 camp dates will be announced in Jan. 2020.  Please check back then.

Who is eligible to apply?×

Young women who attend schools in Franklin County and will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in autumn 2020 are eligible to apply. Students from Columbus City Schools or Metro Early College High School are especially encouraged to apply and are given first preference for camp slots.

How much does it cost?×

The camp is free, though participants are required to attend all five days.

Are meals included?×

Yes! Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.

How do I get there?×

Transportation will be provided from select schools.

How do I apply?×

Applications for 2020 will be posted to this page in Jan. 2020. Be sure to check back!

What is the deadline to apply?×

Check back starting in Jan. 2020 for application materials.

When will I know if I am accepted to attend?×

Applications are reviewed by an advisory board and applicants notified by the first week of May.

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What: 2020 Data Science for Women Summer Camp
Where: Ohio State’s Columbus campus
When: July 2020 (Dates TBD)
Cost: The camp is free, although attendance all five days is required.
Included: Lunch, snacks, and transportation between select schools and Ohio State’s Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Ave.

Check back in Jan. 2020 for application materials

TDAI is grateful for our summer camp Sponsors and Partners. Thank you for your support!

Difference Maker Sponsors

Drs. Ajit Chaudhari and
Lise Worthen-Chaudhari

Leadership Partner


TDAI’s Data Science Summer Camp is grateful for support from the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Endowment and our advisory board.

This project is made possible through a Connect and Collaborate Grant, a program supporting innovative and scholarly engagement programs that leverage academic excellence of The Ohio State University in mutually beneficial ways with external partners.