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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. Digital Animation is an opportunity for girls to work in small collaborative teams, directed by women mentors in a dynamic and focused technological experience using the latest computer animation and web technologies. The mentors are graduate students who, in conjunction with OSU faculty, lead the girls through a shared discovery of the world of graphics and animation integrating problem-solving skills, collaborative learning and presentation. Participants explore the same high-end software used in movies like Horton Hears a Who!, Kung Fu Panda, and Wall•E!

Participants need transportation from their parents or guardians to and from campus for the start and end of each daily session, Monday – Friday, for two weeks.

An average day might look like this:

Time Activity
9:00a - Noon Computer Animation Workshop
Noon - 1:30p Lunch (provided) and Discussion
1:30p - 3:30p Animation and Storyboarding
4:00p End of day

There is also a session in the new motion-capture facilities in the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, and a research field trip for the final animation project. A ceremony is held on the last day of Digital Animation to celebrate the students’ accomplishments and to display the collaborative team projects to students’ families, guests and the community.

If you are a past participant interested in completing an evaluation please go to the surveys page.

NEWS: View the Autumn 2015 ASCENT Magazine article about the Digital Animation program

NEWS: View the 2015 Buckeye Voices article about the Digital Animation mentor Malory Spicer

NEWS: View the October 7, 2007 article about the Digital Animation program

NEWS: View the June 27, 2006 Lantern article about the Digital Animation program

NEWS: View the July 20, 2005 onCampus article about the Digital Animation program

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