About eInvestigators

This unique online experience for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search gives young gifted scholars an interactive, engaging way to gain investigative reasoning and research skills, knowledge of a specific academic discipline, and the principles of good digital citizenship. Students work independently and collaboratively throughout the week and attend live web conferencing sessions on the weekends. Through case assignments, online research, special activities, peer-to-peer interaction, and more, eInvestigators take on the role of a real-world investigative professional to solve a mystery—whether that means uncovering what's ailing a medical patient, finding the perpetrator of a crime, or discovering what happened to an ancient civilization.

Term and Cases

The spring 2018 term will run from February 8 to March 11.

We will offer six cases: our two newest cases, The Ominous Outbreak and the Shipwreck Cipher, as well as The Abdominal Pain Conundrum, The Etruscan Excavation, The Mountaineer’s Malady, and The Combustible Costume Prosecution.

Key Dates

February 8, 2018 to March 11, 2018

Spring session

March 1, 2018

Financial aid application posted

April 4, 2018

Application opens

May 31, 2018 to July 1, 2018

Summer Session 1

July 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018

Summer Session 2

eInvestigators is a month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders that takes place each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Using leading-edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Lead Investigator to collect clues about a real-life mystery, analyze evidence, and propose theories.