STEM Summer Camps

Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students

Engineering, Technology, and Natural Sciences

Digital Animation: A Technology Mentoring Program for Young Women at The Ohio State University is a free, two-week (M-F) summer program for young women (7th-8th grade) from local schools. Summer of 2017 from July 10 - July 21. Applications due by March 8, 2017.

Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) is a week-long program, running July 15 - July 21, 2018, 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. Current Ohio 6th and 7th graders (you must be a 6th or 7th grader in the 2017-2018 school year) and K-12 science and math teachers are eligible to apply. Applications are due April 6, 2018. For more information, please see the Ohio Supercomputer Center's website.

Programs for High School Students and Above
Engineering, Technology, and Natural Sciences

The Ohio Supercomputer Center Summer Institute is a two-week (June 4 - 16, 2017) residential program that gives gifted Ohio high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year project-based, hands-on learning. Application due by April 7, 2017.

Ohio State's Stone Laboratory, OSU’s Island Campus on Lake Erie, offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators.These one-week courses are for all college majors and select high school students. They typically meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, though many courses also meet in the evening.

ASPIRE Workshop (Achieving in Science Through Physics Instrumentation, Research, and Exploration) will be run for two, five day sessions: June 5-9 (session 1) and July 31-Aug 4 (session 2), from 9am to 5pm each day in the Physics Research Building at Ohio State. Our aim is to give these young women an early chance to get their hands on physics instruments, carry out data analysis, and get a taste of just some of the exciting research happening on the Ohio State campus, especially by young people. The ASPIRE workshop is for high school women who are entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades. The application deadline for Session 1 is March 31, 2017.

Health Sciences

The Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) program is an intensive three-day (June 10 - 12, 2017) program for undergraduate college students from an under-represented ethnicity interested in finding out more about an optometric career. Deadline for online application is April 1, 2017, but decisions will be made as applications are received; therefore, it is advantageous to apply early.

The Summer Institute for Diversity in Nursing is a great way to see why nursing could be right for you! The Summer Institute for Diversity in Nursing is for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have submitted applications for undergraduate admissions to Ohio State. The camp will run June 6 - June 9, 2017. The application deadline is January 30, 2017. You’ll be equipped with scrubs, a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff, and you take tours of our skills labs, The James Cancer Hospital, and Ohio State's campus. The Summer Institute provides great panels, hands-on skills labs with our many life-like patient simulators, ACT preparation, and four days of great hands-on experience! For more information and application, please visit the College of Nursing's website.

Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute where you’ll learn more about how new research into the brain can help us understand how we create and consume culture such as film, comic books, TV, poetry, and video games, and about how new research in the humanities can help us better understand thought, feeling, and action in our scientific world. Runs August 7 to August 11, 2017. Application deadline is April 10, 2017.

Buckeye Vet Prep Camp: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a summer camp. The camp is open to entering high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and newly graduated high school students (summer between high school graduation and university matriculation) (as of Fall 2017). This is a six day residential camp that give participants an opportunity to learn more about veterinary school and the profession. It will run Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30. 2017, and gives participants an opportunity to learn more about veterinary school and the profession. Application Deadline: January 6, 2017 (please apply early). For more information, please visit the College of Veterinary Medicine's website or email April L. Pugh at pugh.102@osu.edu.

MD Camp sponsored by the Area Health Education Center is an intensive, three-week (June 12 - June 30, 2017) summer day camp that gives participants Juniors, Seniors and recent high school graduates) an experience in the rigors of medical school. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

The Pills, Potions, and Poisons program provides students with an overview of pharmacology and its relationship to health, disease, and society. In the field of pharmacology, scientists study the interactions between drugs and the body and then apply what they have learned to the development of new drugs. The camp is for rising 10th-12th grade students who have an interest in the medical sciences (e.g., pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, lab research, etc.). Students must obtain a nomination from a science teacher at their school. We strongly encourage applicants to complete either a high school-level biology or chemistry course before applying. The camp will run July 9-14, 2018, 9:00AM – 4:00PM (note: this is a day camp, not a residential program). Application deadline is April 13, 2018.

Mathematics

Ross Mathematics Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive, six-week (June 11 - July 21, 2017) summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. The Ross Program will start a rolling admission on March 1, with an application deadline of April 1, 2017. Spaces do fill up quickly, so it's best to apply early.

Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio 2017) is an innovative career development program designed specifically for minority high school students. This fully-supervised, week long summer residency program was developed to give minority students an opportunity to explore careers in accounting and business. ACAP-Ohio 2017 will be held June 11 - 16. The deadline for submission of application materials is March 30, 2017. For more information, please visit the Fisher College of Business' website.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars is offered by the Department of Linguistics. SLIYS (pronounced "SLICE") promotes foreign language study (including Spanish, Korean, French, Turkish, Chinese, and additional foreign languages) in all aspects by cultivating a deeper appreciation of language similarities and differences. Our aim is to provide high school students with greater linguistic awareness and understanding, with the ability to think critically about language, and with a deeper appreciation for all aspects of language and language study. SLIYS is a weeklong summer program for high school students interested in the study of language on OSU's main campus. We will have two sessions of SLIYS I and will offer one session of SLIYS II. Those who have taken SLIYS I can choose to continue learning more about language and linguistics in SLIYS II. Commuter or Residential option available.
SLIYS I -  Session 1: June 25 - 30
SLIYS I -  Session 2: July 9 - 14
SLIYS II - July 16- 21
Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute, where you’ll learn more about how new research into the brain can help us understand how we create and consume culture such as film, comic books, TV, poetry, and video games, and about how new research in the humanities can help us better understand thought, feeling, and action in our scientific world. Runs August 7 to August 11, 2017. Application deadline is April 10, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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