At the THINK Summer Institute, you will take one course in the morning and one course in the afternoon. These courses are taught by faculty members of the University of Nevada, Reno. Credits earned may be transferable. Read bios for each of the instructors below.
COMPUTER SCIENCE 105: Introduction to Computing (3 credits)
Description: Introduction to essential concepts and practices in computing. Design, assemble, and operate basic computer hardware and software in a collaborative environment.
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Leverington
ENGINEERING 110: Introduction to Renewable Energy (3 credits)
Description: Current issues in renewable energy technology, public policy, and feasibility.
Assistant Professor: Dr. Hanif Livani
SOCIOLOGY 261: Introduction to Social Psychology (3 credits)
Description: Impact of interpersonal relations on the self as it affects individual behavior in variety of groups.Associate Professor: Dr. Clayton Peoples
STATISTICS 152: Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
Description: Descriptive statistics; probability models; statistical estimation and hypothesis testing; linear regression analysis; and special topics.
Lecturer: Dr. Darren Ripley
Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT and FAMILY STUDIES 201: Lifespan Human Development (3 credits)
Description: Overview of growth and development from the prenatal period through adulthood.
Associate Professor: Dr. Melissa Burnham
HISTORY 289: Introduction to the History of the Middle East (3 credits)
Description: History of the Middle East from antiquity through the present with special emphasis on its political and cultural systems and the emergence of Islam.
Assistant Professor: Dr. Edward Schoolman
"I especially enjoyed the fact that the courses were challenging -- that fact alone helped me see more potential in myself."
- Past THINKER
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.