Each week there are opportunities to visit nearby restaurants, coffee shops, the Knowledge Center, the beautiful Quadrangle or "Quad," the Wolf Shop, and more.
Students have access to the impressive E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center, which boasts 108,000 square feet including gymnasiums, cardio training areas, stadium stairs, running track, and fitness classes. Due to the age of THINK participants, all areas of fitness are available with the exception of strength training areas.
All students are housed in a residence hall on campus. Each student shares a room and bathroom with one or two other students on a private, locked dormitory floor. Dorm rooms include a bed, desk, and dresser for each student. Each student is also provided a personal laptop to use for the duration of the program.
A "tech lounge" is setup on the dorm floor holding printers and extra laptops. There is also a central common room, which is ideal for group studying, playing games, or simply hanging out with other students. Participants also have access to laundry machines (detergent and funds to use the machines are provided).
Meals are eaten at the resident dining hall, which is buffet-style dining.
Snacks will also be provided to students during class time breaks each day. Anyone is welcome to bring their own favorite nonperishable snacks from home.
Food Allergies and Special Diets
The university dining facility is experienced at accommodating student's special dietary needs. We work closely with the university dining staff to create a food allergy action plan to determine what accommodations can be made for specific student needs.
Each year, students who have food allergies or special diets successfully attend THINK; however, we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment given that the program is in many shared spaces and an uncontrolled environment. We welcome you to contact us to discuss specific concerns and determine if THINK is a good fit based on the student's level of comfort and needs.
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.