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?×
  1. Click here to download an application.
  2. Complete the form, which includes an essay section and a letter of recommendation.
  3. Ask a teacher or school administrator to complete the letter of recommendation.
  4. Email your completed application to or mail them to:
    Translational Data Analytics Institute
    Attn: Jenna McGuire
    190 North Oval Mall
    020 Bricker Hall
    Columbus, Ohio 43210
    Your application must be received or postmarked no later than March 30, 2018.

If you are accepted, you will be notified by April 30, and additional materials will be sent to you.


What is the deadline to apply?×

Completed applications must be received or postmarked no later than March 30, 2018.

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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.

Applications due: March 30, 2018

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