CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 19, 2002
Weekend Institute for Gifted Students seeks participants
The Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the
University of Iowa invites students in grades four through nine to participate
in the Weekend Institute for Gifted Students (WINGS) this fall. The first
session will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28.
WINGS is a series of three-hour classes held on selected Saturdays on the
UI campus. The course content is both rigorous and challenging and is designed
to stimulate the interest and curiosity of bright students in grades four
through nine. There are no formal qualifications required to participate in
WINGS; however, students should be highly motivated to attend and be prepared
for fast-paced, challenging work.
The cost is $40 per class. This fee covers the cost of instruction and all
materials. Financial aid is available to those participating in the free-or-reduced
lunch program at their school and will cover one-half of the cost ($20 per
If you have questions, please call the Belin-Blank Center at 800 336-6463.
The WINGS brochure and application for fall 2002 is available online at http://www.uiowa.edu/~belinctr/wings