On behalf of Dr. Marcia
Gentry and the SIG Awards Committee, we would like to announce the recipients
of the 2017 AERA Graduate Student Travel Award. After a close evaluation
of the works produced by candidates, Dianna Mullett, University
of North Texas, and Brittany Flannery Crawford, University
of Louisville, have been selected as the two recipients. Dianna's
research involved the lived experiences of gifted students in secondary STEM
education, as well as another project on sensory-processing sensitivity.
Brittany's research examined the relationship between motivation
and giftedness, controlling for a number of variables.
Thank you to all
who submitted work, as well as those who assisted in the selection process. We
are excited to see continued great work in the future.
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