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 TDAI, the Ohio State Planetarium, and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design
  • Explore educational and career opportunities in data science and analytics

Below is a highlights reel for the 2019 Summer Camp, as well as a podcast with The Past Foundation.


Check out our interview on the Learning Unboxed Podcast by The Past Foundation:

When is camp?×

The 2020 camp will be held July 13-17, from 9 am to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Who should apply to camp?×

Young women who attend schools in Franklin County and will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in autumn 2020 are encouraged 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.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided.

How do I get there?×

Transportation will be provided from select schools.

How do I apply and when is the deadline?×

Fill out the 2020 Camper Application and email to The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 3, 2020.

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

Note: USPS mail is not being delivered to campus due to COVID-19 precautions.  Please send your forms via email to avoid delivery problems.


My camp application was returned to me by mail. What should I do?×

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2020 Camper Application

What: 2020 Data Science for Women Summer Camp
Where: Ohio State’s Columbus campus
When: July 13-17, 2020
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.

TDAI is grateful for our Sponsors, Partners, and Advisory Board. Thank you for your support!

2020 Sponsors


TDAI is grateful for support from the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Endowment and the Connect and Collaborate Grant.