BALTIMORE, January 21, 2015—One researcher wants to develop a software tool that could help physicians pinpoint which drugs work best to treat patients with lung cancer. Another will address global warming by exploring a new, more economical way to grow algae. And a third hopes to create a human-powered portable refrigerator to transport vaccines to remote areas.
These studies may seem like the work of top university research scientists. In fact, the projects belong to aspiring middle and high school researchers who have been named recipients of the CTY Cogito Research Awards by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). ...Read more.
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Questioning recent claims about academic talent and grit, CTY leader Elaine Hansen shared lessons learned from our smart teachers and students in an op-ed for The Baltimore Sun, published October 17, 2014. Full text is below:
Smart Is Not a Dirty Word
By Elaine Tuttle Hansen
As the school year hits its stride, many parents and teachers of K-12 students feel overburdened with all-too-familiar concerns about failing schools, common core standards and teaching to the test. Now experts are adding one more thing to worry about: grit. ...Read more.
The starting point for all of CTY's multi-tiered programs is the CTY Talent Search, which is now accepting applications. Testing helps you discover your child’s abilities, can lead to recognition at state academic ceremonies, and can open doors to CTY’s courses and services. Register online now!