OSC Announces Deadlines for Summer Programs

Columbus, OH - April 4, 2005 --The Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) deadline has been extended to April 15. This is also the announced deadline for OSC's Summer Institute (SI).

Sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and Kent State University, YWSI is a weeklong program for Ohio's middle-school girls. It is designed to promote computer, math, and science skills as well as provide hands-on learning.

YWSI is open to students who are currently sixth and seventh graders. Girls will be selected for OSC's program in Columbus, Ohio, or Kent State University's program in Kent, Ohio. Teachers are also encouraged to apply.

As one middle-school student from Columbus, Ohio, commented when asked about last year's YWSI, "I loved meeting all the new people here. I made a lot of new friends who are exactly like me and I met great teachers."

SI, a program sponsored by OSC and The Ohio State University, is a two-week summer camp for Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores. Participants are selected via a competitive application and experience the dynamic fields of high performance computing and networking firsthand. Teachers are also invited to participate.

SI participants also have the opportunity to enjoy fun field trips with a science spin. Students participate in a day of learning about team building while navigating obstacle and rope courses at the Adventure Education Center.

YWSI will be held on July 31-August 6, and SI will be held on July 10-22. Students or teachers interested in YWSI may visit www.osc.edu/ywsi or email ywiscontact@osc.edu for more information. To complete an SI student or teacher application, please see www.osc.edu/si or email si-contact@osc.edu.