Tye’s host campus was the University of Colorado, Boulder. The students attended fast-paced lectures from two college faculty in calculus-based physics, astronomy and programming, and hands-on experience with telescopes and related software.
During the six-week program, Tye participated in research in celestial mechanics. She observed an asteroid several times using both local and remote telescopes and then precisely measured its position with respect to background stars. She also wrote software in Python to calculate a best-fit elliptical orbit from those measurements!
Tye is also a LHWHS National Merit semifinalist.