The Translational Data Analytics Institute is hosting a free summer camp that will introduce 30 young women in grades 8-10 to the exciting new discipline of data science and analytics–a 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.

During camp, campers will:

  • 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 and animation software, visualizing data, and giving presentations
  • Experience data science in use at Ohio State’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and Translational Data Analytics Institute
  • Explore educational and career opportunities in data science and analytics

In addition, ongoing learning opportunities after camp will include:

  • Mentorships with Ohio State students
  • Attending lectures and other campus events during the school year
  • ACT/SAT prep sessions
  • Exposure to student challenges on campus such as DataFest, HackOHI/O, and MakeOHI/O
  • Summer research opportunities
  • Leadership roles in future Data Science for Women Summer Camps
Who is eligible to apply?×

Young women who attend schools in Franklin County and will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in autumn 2018 are eligible to apply. Students from Columbus City Schools or Metro Early College High School are especially encouraged to apply and will be 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! Lunch and snacks are provided.

How will I get there?×

Transportation will be provided between Ohio State’s Pomerene Hall (1760 Neil Ave.) and the following high schools: Linden-McKinley STEM Academy (1320 Duxberry Ave.), Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls (1390 Bryden Road), and Metro Early College High School (1929 Kenny Road). Additional locations will be considered based on those selected to attend the camp.

Buses will depart from the high schools at 8 a.m. and will depart from Ohio State in the afternoon at approximately 4:30.

How do I apply?×

The application deadline has passed for 2018. Materials and instructions for applying for 2019 will be posted here in December 2018. Be sure to check back then and apply for next year!


What is the deadline to apply?×

Completed applications were due March 30, 2018. Check back here in December for materials and instructions for applying for 2019.

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For more information, email Jenna McGuire.

What: Data Science for Women Summer Camp
When: July 16-20, 2018; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Ohio State campus

Cost: The camp is free, although attendance is required all five days.

Included: Lunch, snacks, and transportation between campers’ home schools and Ohio State’s Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Ave.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

You can help young women interested in data science and analytics through support for the Data Science for Women Summer Camp.

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Thank you to our Difference Maker sponsor!

TDAI’s Data Science Summer Camp is also grateful for support from the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Endowment, and for in-kind support from Whole Foods Market.

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

Data Science for Women
Summer Camp partners:

Columbus City Schools
Metro School
Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion