Gifted and other high-achieving students aren't always challenged by their everyday school projects, notes Ann Shoplik, director of C-MITES -- the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students.
The program's spring Weekend Workshops bring these students together from all over Allegheny County for such classes as "Build a Robot," "Ice Cream Science," "Inside the Beehive" and "Neuroscience and the Learning Brain.
And that's important, Shoplik
says, because "research has shown us that gifted students learn better when they are grouped with other gifted students, both academically and socially."
Source: Ann Shoplik, C-MITES
Image courtesy of Ann Shoplik, director of C-MITES