Another Summer Opportunity

Dr. Cross let us know of another summer job opportunity.  If you’d rather work with young people rather than do research this summer, then this is the opportunity for you. It is the Duke University TIP (Talent Identification Program).  They are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in working as instructors or teaching assistants in their summer program for gifted students (7th – 10th graders).   A description of the summer program from their website reads:

Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for 7th through 10th graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.

Duke TIP Summer Studies offers:

  • A community of motivated and engaged peers unlike any you have ever experienced.
  • Course topics and learning experiences unavailable to most middle and high school students.
  • Age-specific programs that are geared specifically toward gifted students.
  • Expert instructors, 75% of whom hold or are working toward a terminal degree.
  • A stimulating educational model that promotes higher-level thinking through interactive, inquiry-based learning.
  • Engaging social and residential experiences to complement your academic endeavors.
  • An intense, accelerated pace in the classroom. Students attend a single class for 7 hours each weekday and 3 hours on Saturdays.

— Duke TIP website

If you’re interested in applying, then you can look at the application here.  Also, one of our very own graduate students, Rebekah Smith, has participated in the Duke TIP program in the past.  If you have questions, no doubt she’d be happy to chat with you for a few minutes if you stop by her office.

If you go to Duke, be sure to pick up a DVD for Mike Jablonski!