In in its third year, the Summer Science Institute (SSI) is a collaboration between UNT’s Talent Search program, the Texas Academy of Math and Science (TAMS), and Strickland Middle School in Denton, TX.
For gifted young artist Kaylee Cooper of Waco, art gives her a chance to explore the world from different perspectives.
The school’s IGNITE! Summer Intensives couples younger students exploring areas of interest with older students serving as Teaching Fellows.
For adolescents, one of the primary struggles faced is that of identity (as Erikson noted in his stages of psychosocial development, the psychosocial crisis of adolescence is identity vs. role confusion). When thinking about how to spotlight student work for this issue on the social and emotional needs of gifted students, I realized how I personally found solace as an adolescent trying to figure out my identity—through words, through stories and poems and songs.
Bryan originally just wanted to play soccer. For this Denton student, his district’s unique program, GOAL (Guys/Girls Operating as Leaders), offered him that ability.
The Samsung STEM Challenge brought together teams of girls ranging from fourth graders to high school seniors with engineers from the company with the mission of discovering ways to conserve and efficiently use water.