Sixteen Ohio high school students are spending two weeks of their summer break investigating complex science and engineering problems, while discovering career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The students are attending the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s 27th annual Summer Institute from June 12-24 on the campus of The Ohio State University. Ohio Supercomputer Center staff members established Summer Institute (SI) in 1990 to provide high school students with real-world experience in the fields of high performance computing (HPC) and networking. While working in small groups, students apply the scientific method to their studies and solve complex problems using various OSC resources.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, addresses the expanding computational demands of academic and industrial research communities by providing a robust shared infrastructure and proven expertise in advanced modeling, simulation and analysis. OSC empowers researchers with the vital services essential to make extraordinary discoveries and innovations, partners with businesses and industry to leverage computational science as a competitive force in the global knowledge economy, and leads efforts to equip the workforce with the key technology skills required to secure 21st century jobs. For more, visit www.osc.edu.