About Young Women's Student Institute
YWSI is a response to girls’ lack of interest in math, science and engineering and women’s low participation in the science, engineering and technology fields, and in particular, information technology. YWSI introduces girls to exciting careers and job opportunities.
Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) is a week-long program sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center for middle-school girls in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps girls develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology.
Location & Dates:
Ohio Supercomputer Center - Columbus, Ohio
July 19 - July 25, 2015
Who can apply?
Current Ohio 6th and 7th graders (you must be a 6th or 7th grader in the 2014-2015 school year) and K-12 science and math teachers.
The deadline for YWSI 2015 applications is April 21, 2015. We will begin notifying accepted students early May 2015.
There are no tuition fees or charges for materials. Students will be responsible for housing / meal costs which are approximately $250.00 for the week. Limited scholarships may be available.
Students will stay in residence halls on The Ohio State University campus.
Information for this year's participants
For more information
Please contact, Liz Stong at (614) 292-9248 or email@example.com
To learn about other opportunities available for students and teachers, please visit http://www.osc.edu/education.
YWSI Testimonials, Videos and Audio
YWSI Featured in National Science Foundation Radio Series!
In March of 2008, YWSI was featured in WAMC National Production's The Best of Our Knowledge. The nationally syndicated weekly public radio show from Northeast Public Radio highlighted the effectiveness of the YWSI program by interviewing the students and teachers and by observing the girls as they worked to complete their projects. The reporter commented that “programs like the Young Women’s Summer Institute reinforce research findings about how active learning experiences for this age group can make a difference.”
Interested in Sponsoring YWSI?
As a non-profit organization, OSC hosts Young Women's Summer Institute and Summer Institute with no tuition or material costs to the students. Students are responsible for housing and some meals in The Ohio State University dormitories, but OSC will assist with these costs when needed. Your much-needed sponsorship will support the pipeline for exceptional young talent whom will be hitting the job market in a few years. If you, or your company is interested in sponsoring Young Women's Summer Institute, please click here.
Please take a few minutes to watch our sponsorship video to see why your support matters to supporting these next generation technology leaders.