UH Manoa Offers 5-Week Program for Gifted Middle and High School Students

Students encouraged to apply for Summer 2005 program

University of Hawaiʻi
Karl Heinz Dovermann, (808) 956-7811
Department of Mathematics
Posted: Dec 6, 2004

HONOLULU — Talent Development Hawaiʻi, a five-week summer curriculum designed to give exceptional education opportunities to gifted middle and high school students in Hawaiʻi, will begin its third year this June. Acceptance in the program is selective. Interested students should sign up by December 20 to take the January 22 SAT. Scores from equivalent nation aptitude or achievement tests will also be considered.

"This program is an outreach effort of UH Mānoa, the foremost academic institution in our state, to our most gifted and talented students," said UH Mānoa Department of Mathematics Associate Chair Karl Heinz Dovermann. "These students represent the future of our state and it is imperative that we support them in reaching their potential."

Talent Development Hawaiʻi will begin June 20 and run through July 22, 2005. Students will attend classes everyday from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the UH Mānoa campus. Students will be able to choose three classes from a variety of course selections including Explorations in Mathematics, Science in Space and Computer Graphics. In addition, Calculus I will be offered to qualified students for college credit. All classes were designed and developed by UH Mānoa faculty specifically for gifted children. The deadline to apply to Talent Development Hawaiʻi is March 1.

Last year‘s Talent Development Hawaiʻi pilot program was made possible by private support from George P and Ida Tenney Castle Trust.

For more information see www.math.hawaii.edu/talent.