BATON ROUGE – LSU has been chosen as a new site for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program, or Duke TIP, Summer Studies Program. The program will begin offering courses in the summer of 2017.
The program is a residential three-week session for gifted 7th through 10th graders, who are members of the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search. Students are given the opportunity to take accelerated courses taught by content experts. The college-level courses focus on a single advanced topic not offered in most high schools. LSU will host students entering 8th through 10th grade over two three-week summer terms. The first term is June 11 through July 1 and the second term is July 9 through July 29.
“We’re very excited about working with LSU,” TIP’s Director of Educational Programs Shayne Goodrum said. “Not only is it the ideal location for many TIP families in our region, we believe the high quality of LSU’s faculty and graduate student base will be invaluable resources for TIP when it comes to summer staffing and curriculum development.”
The TIP program worked with LSU colleges and departments to plan several unique courses for this summer that will be available only at LSU. Math and science courses include Algebra II; neuropsychology; coastal science & oceanography; and engineering problem solving. The fine arts and humanities courses specific to LSU include Exploring Time Travel Narratives: The Fabric of Time and a Phone Box; The Haunting: Exposing the Mind’s Fear of Myth and Monster; Inspired Writer: Refining Your Creative Voice; and studio architecture. A full list of course offerings can be found online at https://tip.duke.edu/programs/summer-studies/courses.
“We are proud to be a part of such a great partnership with Duke TIP. LSU can showcase its academic offerings and enhance the learning of high-achieving students,” said LSU Continuing Education Executive Director Doug Weimer.
LSU became the 13th site of the program and joins Davidson College, Austin College, Rollins College, University of Georgia, Trinity University, Rice University, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University and the West and East campuses of Duke. The program is also held at the Duke University Marine Lab on the North Carolina coast.
About LSU Continuing Education
LSU Continuing Education is a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement. Its mission is to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit www.outreach.lsu.edu for more information.
About Duke TIP
Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. As a global leader in gifted education, Duke TIP works with students, families and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage and support gifted youth in reaching their highest potential. More than 2.8 million students have benefited from TIP programs and resources since 1980. TIP’s talent identification, academic, and research programs now serve as worldwide models for the education of gifted students.
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