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Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head

Apr. 23, 2019—New findings from an ongoing 45-year Vanderbilt study reveal that patterns found in test scores and a psychological assessment measuring the personal values of nearly 700 intellectually gifted adolescents were highly predictive of the distinct fields of eminence they would occupy by age 50.

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Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2019

Jan. 14, 2019—Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young, a program through Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, offers weekly summer courses for qualifying gifted students in rising first through sixth grades. Career Connections, a day program within SAVY, offers accelerated courses for rising seventh-graders during the month of July.

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Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation

Aug. 19, 2018—More than a dozen Cassiopea, more commonly known as “upside-down jellyfish,” from the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, have taken up residence as part of the marine science program at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, a program of Peabody College's Department of Teaching and Learning and the Center for Science Outreach.

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Noted scholars of giftedness to receive lifetime achievement award

Feb. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt University professors Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski have been selected to receive The International Society for Intelligence Research’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence.

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Vanderbilt faculty ranked among top influencers in education

Jan. 12, 2018—Seven professors on the faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are once again included in an annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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Watch: A 45-year study has changed the way we view giftedness

Oct. 9, 2017—The world’s foremost longitudinal examination of gifted children is the subject of a new film, “Quick Learners; High Achievers: Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth.”

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Longitudinal study of gifted children featured in ‘Nature’

Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt's Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth is featured in the September issue of the prestigious scientific journal "Nature."

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Teachers, race and gifted access

Aug. 31, 2016—High-achieving black students are half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted education. Their teachers’ race may explain why.

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Stambaugh receives National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

Oct. 28, 2015—The National Association for Gifted Children has honored Tamra Stambaugh with its Early Leader Award, given to a person who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education and who is in the first 10 years of his or her career.

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Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM fields

Nov. 22, 2013—Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements more than 30 years later, according to results from a Vanderbilt University longitudinal study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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