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Data Science Summer Camp

Data Science Summer Camp

Data Science Summer Camp

The Translational Data Analytics Institute hosts a free summer camp designed for students in rising grades 7, 8, and 9 to explore data science and analytics. It is an exciting, fast-growing field centered on scientific methods and processes for extracting new knowledge from data. Students who learn these skills can combine them with an unimaginably wide range of interests, from business and biology to health care and education, to city planning and social services. Over the course of five days in the summer, campers will:

  • Work in student teams and with mentors to develop analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Learn from scientists and students across the data spectrum
  • Discuss gender, race, and cultural biases (in data and in our community)
  • Explore educational and career opportunities in data science and analytics



What: 2024 Data Science Summer Camp
Where: Pomerene Hall
When: July 8-12, 2024
Cost: The camp is free through the support of campus and community partners


A collage of 3 photos of camp participants including statistics for the camp: 20 schools represented in 2023, 185 campers 2018-2023, 87% self-identified as under-represented in 2023

 TDAI is grateful for our 2023 Sponsors, Partners, and Advisory Board.

Thank you for your support!

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The Masters in Translational Data Analytics program

Individual Donors to Our 2023 Buckeye Funder Campaign:
Christine Borne
Monica Borokhovich
Marsha & Jerry Hurt
Amber Pasternak
Anonymous Friends of the Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Students who attend schools within the State of Ohio and will be entering grades 7 - 9 in Autumn 2024 are encouraged to apply. Students from Columbus City Schools and women from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

We spend time each day highlighting where data comes from/how it can be used, learn from experts in the field, and work in small groups to give you hands-on experience with data analysis.  We also spend time discussing gender and racial biases in data and hear from individuals who have overcome these negative stereotypes to become top experts in the field. Participants also have the opportunity to ask questions of current college students, to help you decide if pursuing a degree in data or STEM is right for you.

Please contact Amber Pasternak at pasternak.6@osu.edu with any concerns or questions about the camp's accessibility. The earlier we start the conversation, the better.

Questions about the camp? Email us