Purdue University Gifted Education Research & Resource Institute (GER2I)
The Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) at Purdue University is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1974, GER2I’s mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their lifespan. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted, creative, and talented students; and cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development.
K-12 Youth Programs:
Super Saturday is a popular enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically gifted students from age four (pre-kindergarten) through eighth grade. We offer an ever-changing variety of courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, visual and performing arts, and original interdisciplinary studies. Students choose their own classes on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the Super Saturday webpage.
Super Summer is an enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically gifted students from kindergarten (K) through fourth (4th) grade. The program offers a variety of course topics in mathematics, science and technology, visual and performing arts, and interdisciplinary studies. For more information, please visit the Super Summer webpage.
Every summer, for over 40 years, GER2I has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from across the country and around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities. Fifth (5th) through twelfth-grade (12th) students live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GER2I offers three programs each summer. For more information, please visit the Summer Residential webpage.