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Summer Institute

  • Camp/Activity Name — Summer Institute
  • Sponsor: — Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Phone: 614-688-8300
  • Fax: 614-688-3184
  • Web:
  • Email: stong.3 [at] osu [dot] edu
  • Contact Person: Alan Chalker
  • Subject/Content: Computational Science and Computer Programming
  • Age/Grade level: High School
  • Type: — overnight
  • Length of program: Sunday, June 16- Friday, June 28
  • Cost: approximately $500 for room/board
  • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
  • Notes: For over 22 years, Ohio Supercomputer Center has prepared future technology leaders through the Summer Institute. OSC offers a unique two-week residential program that provides talented Ohio high school students entering their sopho­more, junior or senior class and teachers the opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of peers to resolve complex, real-world science and engineering challenges using supercom­puters and cutting-edge research technologies.  After students are selected through a competitive process, they learn about supercomputers and their practical applications such as conducting network forensics to catch hackers, studying the spread of the bird flu and designing computer games.  They gain a competitive edge in future educational and professional pursuits and develop friendships with other with similar interests.  SI also recruits a teacher to participate in the program and mentor students.  More information is available at