THINK participants, commonly referred to as “THINKers”, earn six college credits while living on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. All courses are taught by university faculty at the Davidson Academy which is located adjacent to the THINK residence hall. Participants choose two courses, one taken in the morning and the other in the afternoon. While the focus of THINK is to provide a challenging academic experience, having fun and social time are also key components. Group games and outside activities are planned for the evenings, along with weekend field trips to local attractions that have included beautiful Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley Olympic Village and historic Virginia City.
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.