News

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
three girls smiling for the camera

Thanks to a major grant of $150,000 by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) will be able to continue its groundbreaking Project Launch program for a fifth consecutive cycle.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Belmont University

Fifth- and sixth-grade students can now attend a residential program at this Nashville, Tennessee, university.

Program: 
  • CRISIS
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A young boy receiving his medal at a recognition ceremony.

Since 1980, Duke TIP has engaged over 2.8 million youth who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Last year, nearly 64,000 academically talented seventh graders accepted the invitation to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search.

Program: 
  • 7th Grade Talent Search
Friday, June 9, 2017
A group of girls smiling and laughing outside at Duke TIP.

Summer is here! School is out; the weather is warm, and one of TIP’s most highly-anticipated programs is kicking off this weekend: Summer Studies.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
A girl in class

More than 6,400 students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade took College Board’s PSAT 8/9 test through Duke TIP in late 2016 and early 2017.

Program: 
  • 4th–6th Grade Talent Search
Thursday, March 16, 2017
a girl smiling at a recognition ceremony

Nearly 54,000 academically talented seventh grade students nationally took above grade level college entrance exams through Duke TIP in late 2016 and early 2017.

Program: 
  • 7th Grade Talent Search
Monday, March 13, 2017
A forest at sunset

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has named the winners of its 2017 Writing Contest, held annually for participants in the TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. This year, students were asked to write a story about a dog that has escaped from an animal control officer, from the dog’s point of view. Over eight hundred stories were submitted. Entries included wild adventures and poignant reflections on individuals’ relationships with their pets, and there were seven different states represented among the winners.

Program: 
  • 4th–6th Grade Talent Search
Thursday, February 16, 2017
PL Student at CRISIS

Thanks to a major grant of $200,000 by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) will be able to continue its groundbreaking Project Launch program for a third consecutive cycle. Project Launch allows high-ability, low-income students to enroll in TIP’s renowned academic programming for gifted students at no cost to their families and also evaluates the impact of various academic interventions on their educational success.  

Monday, January 9, 2017
Katie Peoples

Duke TIP is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Peoples as TIP’s new Alumni Outreach Program Coordinator. Katie’s main goal will be to establish a strong network of TIP alumni that allows them to connect to other alumni and maximize their professional and social networks.