Data Science for Women Summer Camp

The Translational Data Analytics Institute hosts a free summer camp designed for young women in grades 8-10 to explore data science and analytics.  It’s 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. Over the course of four half-days in the summer, campers will:

  • Work in student teams and with mentors to develop analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Learn from scientists and students across the data spectrum
  • Discuss gender, race, and cultural biases (in data and in our community)
  • Explore educational and career opportunities in data science and analytics

Below is a highlights reel for the 2019 Summer Camp.

When is camp?×

The 2021 camp will be held virtually from July 13-16.  We’ll begin the program at 9 am and conclude around 12:30 pm each day.

Who should apply to camp?×

Young women who attend schools within the State of Ohio and will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in autumn 2021 are encouraged to apply. However, any student in those grades attending school in Ohio may apply to attend. Students from Columbus City Schools and women from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply, and may be given first preference for camp slots.

When can I apply, and when are campers selected?×

Applications will be posted in early January 2021 and will be due at the end of April.  All applications will be reviewed internally, and those selected to attend camp will be notified in mid May 2021.

What do I need to attend?×

The camp will be 100% virtual for 2021, so access to a laptop/tablet and reliable internet is needed.  If either present a problem, please know that we are committed to working through these accommodations with you.  Email us at to discuss what options we might have to help you attend.

What will be learning / doing during camp if it is virtual?×

The curriculum is very similar to that of our traditional, in-person camp.  We spend time each day highlighting where data comes from / how it can be used, learn from experts in the field, and work in small groups to give you hands-on experience with data analysis.  We’ll also spend time discussing gender and racial biases in data and hear from women who have overcome these negative stereotypes to become top experts in the field.  You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions of current college students, to help you decide if pursuing a degree in data or STEM is right for you.

Do I need computing or data experience to attend?×

Absolutely not!  This camp is specifically designed to be an introduction to data science.  While you will be working in small groups to do some data analysis, you’ll be paired with experienced mentors so no advanced math skills are needed.

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What: 2021 Data Science for Women Summer Camp
Where: Virtual / Online
When: July 13-16, 2021 from 9 am – 12:30 pm daily
Cost: The camp is free, although attendance all four days is required

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