Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development
2017 Graduate Student Travel Awards

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.

2016 SIG Business Meeting Well Attended

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.

SIG Social Sponsors

The following universities help sponsor the 2016 SIG Social

By-Law Change
During the SIG business meeting in Washington, DC, we voted to extend the program chair position to two years from one year. This change will take effect for the person elected Assistant Program Chair in 2017. That person will serve as Assistant Program Chair for one year and then Program Chair for two years. In subsequent years, the elected person will serve as Assistant Program Chair for two years and Program Chair for two years.
Who We Are
The Research on Giftedness, Creativity , and Talent (RGCT) Special Interest Group (AERA) deals with research studies that focus on how giftedness, talent, and creativity are developed and nurtured. The SIG encourages both international and national studies involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods in a wide variety of topics: Conceptions, Models, Identification, Programs and Practices, Counseling, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Disabilities, Parenting, and Diversity.
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