Duke TIP

Duke TIP Announces Summer Studies Expansion.—December 1, 2011

Contact: Emily Swartzlander
(919) 668-9153

For immediate release

DURHAM, NC—The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) announced today that it will expand its popular Summer Studies Programs in 2012 to two new sites—Austin College in Sherman, Texas and New College of Florida in Sarasota, Fla.

Duke TIP currently hosts Summer Studies programming at nine sites throughout the Southeast: Duke University in Durham; University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia; Davidson College in Davidson, NC; Appalachian State University in Boone, NC; Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas; University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; and the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC.

Summer Studies offer college-level academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences to qualifying seventh through tenth graders. The three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.

TIP’s Summer Studies site expansion is a result of overall program growth, said Brian Cooper, Duke TIP’s director of educational innovation and outreach.  

“Demand has been exceptionally high the last two summers, and our pool of applications has been steadily increasing for a number of years,” Cooper said. “Both New College of Florida and Austin College will be excellent locations for Summer Studies. From both an academic and residential standpoint, they are top-notch schools, and we look forward to partnering with them.”  

Situated on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, New College of Florida is the designated honors college of the state of Florida. New College is recognized as a national leader in active and student-centered learning. In 2012, New College of Florida was the sixth-ranked public college in the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.  

Located on a 70-acre campus north of Dallas, Austin College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college offering a variety of academic and cultural opportunities.  Founded in 1849, Austin College is among the oldest colleges in Texas. Austin College is recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies. 

For more details, visit www.tip.duke.edu.

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About Duke TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools for the development of the students’ optimal educational potential.

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