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October 3 - 12, 2014

November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2014

February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2015

June 7 - 19, 2015

June 21 - July 11, 2015

June 22 - 26, 2015

July 13 - 17, 2015

2014 Twice Exceptional Learners Seminar2015 AP Summer InstituteThe Center UpdateFall Break Trip to Spain2014 Duke TIP CeremonyCreate A Spark

 Where Gifted Learners
Discover Their Potential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.


The Latest News from The Center

Closing Kentucky's Excellence Gaps Should Be a Priority

Excellence GapDr. Julia Roberts and Dr. Jonathan Plucker jointly wrote an opinion piece on the Excellence Gaps in Kentucky.  This piece appeared on the Louisville Courier Journal website on August 13, 2014.

Sixty Campers Attend 3rd Year of The Summer Camp

summer campThe Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University recently hosted 60 campers who attended The Summer Camp from July 14 to July 18.


31st Year of VAMPY at WKU Hosts 217 Students

vampyThe Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) hosted 217 students for the three-week program from June 22 to July 12.

166 Students Come to the 32nd Year of SCATS at WKU

scatsThe Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 166 campers for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 8 to 20.


431 Teachers Attend 31st Year of AP Summer Institute at WKU

rimmThe Center for Gifted Studies at WKU held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute from June 23 to June 27. The experienced chemistry course was held from June 30 to July 3.


High Achieving Students Honored at 2014 Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony

rimmOn Friday, May 23, more than 400 middle school students took part in the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at Western Kentucky University.


Dr. Lynette Breeedlove named second Director of the Gatton Academy

rimmOn Wednesday, May 21, Dr. Lynette Breedlove, a prominent gifted and talented educator from Texas, was announced to the public as the next Director of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU.


Dr. Sylvia Rimm Presents at The 2014 Berta Seminar

rimmForty-five parents, counselors, and educators from around the region traveled to Bowling Green March 6 and 7 to hear one of the leading authorities in gifted education at The 2014 Berta Excellence in Education Workshop.


450 Students Participated in 2014 Winter Super Saturdays

wssThe Center for Gifted Studies Winter Super Saturdays hosted the biannual event, which had students from more than 40 school districts and three states, each Saturday from February 1 to 22.


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Contact The Center

1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.5991 or 270.745.6323
Fax: 270.745.6279

Visit Our Partners in
Gifted Education

Kentucky Association for Gifted Children

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

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