The Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) and the Special Program for Elementary School Students (SPESS) at Stanford University offer computer-based courses in mathematics and mathematical sciences to high achieving students in grades K-12. Because the programs are computer based, students can participate from any region of the country. Advanced students are able to complete several years of college level mathematics and physics while still in high school. For more information about the program, including software and video demonstration material, contact EPGY, Ventura Hall, Stanford, CA 94305-4115, phone: 415-723-4117, fax: 415-725-7992.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associated has assumed publication of the Creativity Research Journal, according to journal editor Mark A. Runco. CRJ is a quarterly publication dedicated to printing scholarly research encompassing a full range of approaches to the study of creativity. Journal submission information is available from Mark A. Runco, Editor, Creativity Research Journal, EC 105, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92634, phone: 714-773-3376, fax: 714-773-3314. Subscription information is available from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 365 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642, phone: 201-666-4110, fax: 201-666-2394.
Abstracts of select publications of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented are now available from Husky Gopher at The University of Connecticut. Any computer user with access to the Internet and a gopher client can use the service. Point your gopher client at gopher.uconn.edu (ask the person responsible for your Internet host what gopher client is available and how to use it). From the Husky Gopher main menu, access Academics, then Education, School of, then Gifted and Talented, and finally NRC/GT. Within the NRC/GT section you will be presented with a menu of abstracts.
ExploraVision is an innovative science competition that gives students of all grade levels (K-12) an opportunity to use their imaginations to create a vision of a technology of the future. Students are encouraged to combine research, writing, and artistic skills with their knowledge of science and technology. More than $300,000 in savings bonds and prizes will be awarded. Rules and entry material for the February 1, 1995 deadline are available from Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, phone: 800-397-5679.
The Connie Belin National Center for Gifted Education will host the third biennial Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development. This symposium provides an opportunity for researchers and theorists from around the world to present their current work on talent development, creativity, and gifted education. The symposium will be held at The University of Iowa in Iowa City on May 18-20, 1995. Symposium proposals should be postmarked no later than December 15, 1994. For further information call or write: The Connie Belin National Center for Gifted Education, 210 Lindquist Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1529, phone: 800-336-6463, fax: 319-335-5151.