Young Women's Summer Institute Application

Application Materials

Fifteen Ohio middle-school 6th and 7th graders and five Ohio K-12 science teachers will be selected to attend this one-week residential program.

Students will take a field trip to area rivers where they will view environmental impacts and, under optimal conditions, measure water quality. Students will then use computers to enter, analyze, and evaluate river pollution and to prepare group presentations. They will also have the opportunity to hear from prominent women about their roles in math, engineering and science fields.

During the program, students will be divided into teams. Adult supervision for each group will be provided.

Who can apply: Current Ohio 6th and 7th graders (you must be a 6th or 7th grader in the 2013-2014 school year) and K-12 science and math teachers.

Student Online Application Process
To apply for this year's Young Women's Summer Institute:

  1. Start a YWSI Application Account at
  2. Enter your Student Profile Information
  3. Enter two Teacher Recommendations. You will need your teacher's name and email address. If you cannot get your teacher's email address, please call (614) 292-9248, or email
  4. Complete your Student Essay

You will be able to log in at until April 15, 2014 to update your application and to see the progress of your teacher recommendations.

Application Deadline April 15, 2014
The application must be received by the Ohio Supercomputer Center on or before April 15, 2014.

Teacher Online Application Process
To apply for this year's Young Women's Summer Institute:

  1. Access the YWSI Teacher Application Form at
  2. Enter your Teacher Profile Information
  3. Enter two References
  4. Complete two brief questions

* 2013-2014 6th or 7th grader (You must currently be in the 6th or 7th grade.)
* Ohio K-12 Science and Math Teachers