FIRST LEGO League Junior is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with a FIRST Championship.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Each season concludes with regional championship events and an exciting FIRST Championship.
The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi was established in 1979 to further the education of gifted students and those with leadership abilities through teaching, research, and services. The Center offers classes, camps, and instructional programs for intellectually gifted students in grades pre-K through 12, as well as conferences, teacher education, and other services for those interested in gifted: teachers, parents, administrators, psychologists, counselors, and other concerned citizens.
Fullerton College offers students enrolled in K-12 the opportunity to enroll in advanced scholastic or vocational work as Special Admit Students. Enrollment is for “advanced scholastic or vocational work” and NOT for pre-college level math, English and reading courses offered by local high schools.
FPSPI is a dynamic international program involving thousands of students annually from around the world. Developed in 1974 by creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving (FPS) provides competitive and non-competitive components for today’s curriculum via a six-step model which teaches critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.
Futuros Radiantes/Bright Futures is Discovery Cube’s award-winning, successful, Early Learners program designed for low-income parents of children six and under to help their children become school ready, develop their complex language and reading skills in English and Spanish, understand number sense, and incorporate science-thinking skills. By increasing parents’ understanding of how young children learn, they will be better equipped to help their children be developmentally ready to learn and better prepared to succeed in school and life. The parent-only model is designed for parents to learn how to engage with and teach their children reading and STEM skills at home.
The Research Scholar Program for High School Students offers the opportunity for high school teachers and students to perform research on the forefronts of polymer science and technology together with Garcia faculty and staff. The goal of the Garcia pre-college programs is to convey to young students and their teachers the excitement of polymer materials research, to suggest possible career options, and to provide the opportunity to use polymer science to enhance the regular science teaching curriculum.
Gifted and Talented Education or GATE is a division of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. The mission of the GATE office is to provide educational experiences that allow gifted students to develop intellectually, to cultivate social relationships, and to expand their understanding of the world. They offer academic year and summer programs, as well as dual enrollment opportunities for high school students.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; and providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
The Office of Gifted and Talented Education provides learning environments which foster personal and social responsibility, multi-cultural competence, and technical communication skills for citizenship in the global environment of the 21st Century. They design and deliver rigorous and relevant curriculum to students in grades K-12 to address their academic and intellectual needs. Additionally, the Atlanta GATE program offers a variety of resources, enrichment, and internships for gifted students.
The Gifted and Talented Enrichment program is available to middle school through high school students. Students come to the university campus and participate in the enrichment classes, typically in the 9am-1pm time frame. Classes are offered in a variety of subject areas so students can explore topics that interest them most.
Howard County Public School System offers an intern program for college bound 11th and 12th graders in which students design an original research study or creative production in a self-selected area of interest, applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The program culminates in the presentation of the research or creative production to an authentic audience.
The Gifted and Talented Plus Children’s Summer Program provide courses designed to challenge the intellectual and creative abilities of children entering grades 1–8 in the fall.
Gifted Atlanta is an online resource for the gifted community in Atlanta, Georgia. They provide information about gifted education, enrichment, summer programs, early college, and gifted advocacy in the Atlanta area.
The Gifted Child Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1957 by parents of New Jersey to further the cause of gifted children. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and further the overall well-being of gifted children, through each stage of their development, and to provide them with the inspiration and means by which they will achieve their full potential. The Gifted Child Society sponsors many activities designed to assist gifted children, their parents, and educators. It is located in Allendale, NJ.
The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. The mission of GERI is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their life span through enrichment programs for gifted youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted; and cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development.
GM4K is New York State’s premiere service for gifted and twice-exceptional learners, delivered by Dr. Susan Paynter, child advocate, award-winning educator, and nationally recognized expert on gifted learners. GM4K offers learning assessment and support, enrichment, seminars and workshops, and more.
Gifted Resource Council’s mission is to bring together the resources of the community, the schools and parents to help bright and talented children achieve their potential. GRC grew into an organization that serves the St. Louis community with three major programs: Academic Challenge Cup (friendly competitions in the areas of math, language skills and creative problem solving), Saturday Learning Labs and Summer Academies.
Gifted education specialist Christopher Taibbi has published several articles on Psychology Today on the topic of gifted education and raising a gifted child. Parents and educators can read his work to better understand and support gifted learners of all ages.
Girls Garage is a one-of-a-kind design and building program and dedicated work space for girls ages 9-17. Located in Berkeley, California, it offers after-school programs, summer camps, and workshops.
Girls Who Code offers a free 7-week summer program for current 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. Each week the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. Participants will also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips. The program culminates in a final project where students build their own product and share it with the class.
Since 1977, the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society has honored the music and memory of Glenn Miller by offering an annual scholarship competition open to high school seniors and college freshmen who intend to make music a part of their future. Students from across the country apply for the scholarship and vocal 10 semi-finalists, and 10 instrumental semi-finalists are chosen to compete at the Glenn Miller Festival. Three winners are selected from each category and perform at the Stage Show the next day during the festival. The Glenn Miller Society awards a total of $12,000 in scholarships each year.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across U.S.A. and Canada. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Application is available in January of each year