About Artemis

The Artemis Project has come to Columbia University! As an intensive five-week program for rising 9th and 10th grade girls, our goal is to encourage students to consider computer science and engineering by highlighting the creativity and problem-solving at the core of these disciplines. The program runs from July 8th to August 9th, 5 days a week 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and includes lunch, lectures from people working in the industry, classes on computer science and related topics, and fun!

Student Work



Program Coordinators

Rebecca Battat: Rebecca is a junior, majoring in Math with a minor in Computer Science at Barnard College. She is also in the Education program which ends with certification to teach, as such she spent the last semester in middle school classrooms and will spend next semester student teaching. She plans to combine all her interests and develop educational software.
Fun Fact: She loves to experiment with baking and cooking. Have you ever tried Strawberry Mint Challah Bread? - It's delicious!
Emily Hough-Kovacs: Emily is a undergraduate student studying Mathematics and Computer Science at Barnard College. She had a wonderful time as an Artemis Project coordinator last summer at Boston University, and plans on using her experience to bring awesome computer science topics to girls at Columbia Artemis this summer.
Fun fact: She loves to learn languages, and has studied German, French, and Dutch. She also knows how to say "Why are you so pretty?" in Afrikaans!
Rona Wo: Rona is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science at Columbia University. In high school, she taught English at the Dandelion Middle School in Beijing, China. She continues to be very enthusiastic about youth's education, taking part in GYMI and America Reads.
Fun Fact: She does Chinese Lion Dance. (Yup, she runs around NYC in a lion costume)
Michelle Zhang: Michelle is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science and East Asian Studies at Barnard College. She believes teaching others is a great way to teach oneself, and that she has just as much to learn from this summer's Artemis participants as she has to offer them.
Fun Fact: She loves reading science fiction novels and plans to watch Dune this summer so she can finally say she read the book before watching the movie (but not be a snob about it).
The faculty mentors for the project are professors Martha Kim and Tal Malkin.


Our schedule will be stuffed full of fun events and amazing topics. Come join us and have some fun!

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about Artemis!

Email: artemis@cs.columbia.edu
Phone: 347-766-2238
Address: 500 W 120th Street 10027

If you have general questions, feel free to post on our Facebook page:


The Artemis Project @ Columbia is currently in session! Application acceptance dates for Artemis 2014 are to be determined.

In the meanwhile, feel free to contact us, via email or Facebook, with any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Speakers and Field Trips

We will have a couple of speakers each week visiting us from industry and academia, including Columbia University, Google, Tumblr, Microsoft, and others, covering topics such as gaming, computational biology, cryptography, robotics, and more, as well as their experiences becoming computer scientists and engineers.

We will also have one field trip day every week. Field trip will include locations such as Tumblr, Google, Museum of Mathematics, Zaah Games, Smallplanet, Birchbox, Etsy, and others.