The Path Breaker Award is given in recognition of collaborative research by a scholar and graduate student who co-author an article related to giftedness, creativity, or talent that is published in a journal not traditionally or regularly focused on these fields. The Path Breaker Award is designed to reward scholars in our field for publishing in journals that would not traditionally include articles with a focus on gifted, talented, or creative populations.
Electronic pdf submissions must be sent to the chair of the awards committee, Marcia Gentry, care of Alissa Salazar (email@example.com), by 5 p.m. CST February 1, 2017. Please use Path Breaker Award as the subject line of the email.
We held our 2016 SIG business meeting on Sunday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Convention Center Level One Room 102A.
The Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award was awarded to Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., Associate Professor University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and Kenneth G. Engerrand, JD, President and Director, Brown Sims, P.C. for their paper, Equity and Excellence: Proactive Efforts in the Identification of Underrepresented Students for Gifted and Talented Services. Graduate Student Travel Awards were presented to Danika Maddocks - The University of Texas at Austin, SooHyun Yi -Purdue University, and Sue Hyeon Paek - University of Georgia.
Following the short business meeting, Brad Wible, senior commentary editor for Science shared tips for publishing educational research in Science.
After Brad’s talk, we held the SIG Social at the City Tap House.
The SIG again successfully organized interesting and informative round table, poster, and paper sessions.
The following universities help sponsor the 2016 SIG Social