Norse Think Tank brings hands-on learning to gifted middle schoolers

For immediate release…
Tuesday – April 23, 2013

- The Northern Kentucky University Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies introduces the Norse Think Tank program, to be held June 17-21 from 9-11:30 a.m., in the NKU Mathematics/Education/Psychology Building.

Norse Think Tank is a new enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively and artistically gifted and talented middle school students entering sixth through eighth grades in the 2013-14 school year.

The program offers an integrated, multi-disciplinary focus on engineering, visual and performing arts, entrepreneurship, business creation, science, architecture and original interdisciplinary studies. It also has a particular emphasis on service learning.

As part of the Norse Think Tank program, students will participate in interactive, hands-on problem solving activities tailored to their interests and also create their own entrepreneurial plans and explore future career options. This will include daily integration and use of technology. Think Tank students will explore these ideas through collaborative teams based on their interests – arts and humanities or science, technology and mathematics.

Registration for the program is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition for the program is $150, plus a $25 processing fee for applications received after May 31. Registration is available by telephone at (859) 572-5600 or online at

A limited number of partial financial aid grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who would not be able to attend without financial assistance. To be considered for financial aid, call (859) 572-5600.

Additional information about the Norse Think Tank program is available at

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