Center for Gifted Education Policy (CGEP)

Our Mission

The center's mission is to generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications and cutting-edge research ideas that will enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents in all domains, including the academic disciplines, the performing arts, sports and the professions.

Current Projects

  • Study of the Impact of Specialized Public High Schools of Science, Math and Technology
    Funded by the National Science Foundation, this research study will analyze the contributions made by specialized high schools to the pipeline of scientific research as compared to conventional high schools.

  • CGEP Email List
    The CGEP Listserv® is a forum of over 400 subscribers from around the world that encourages communication among researchers in gifted studies and education.

  • Pinnacle Model
    The Pinnacle Model is the model upon which CGEP services for gifted students is based. The Pinnacle Model brings together developed and developing talent in seven important disciplines. This project's summit brings together established masters in the arts and sciences, outstanding researchers and professionals beginning careers (for each discipline), and extraordinarily talented high school students (one in each of the disciplines).

  • Catalyst Project
    Catalyst is a year-long mentorship program for high school juniors and seniors to work alongside Masters in the fields of chemistry and art. The program, funded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, focuses on providing top-notch research experience, guidance and peer support for talented students with a demonstrated interest in these fields. For more information, please visit the Catalyst Project page.

2009 Catalyst Participants

2008 Catalyst Participants

2007 Catalyst Participants

CGEP in Print

Other Resources

Gifted Youth of the 1939 World's Fair
Documentary of the IBM research facility for gifted youth in the sciences that grew out of the 1939 World's Fair. Many of these youth became nobel scientists, business leaders and mentors to gifted youth.

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