Gifted Teens Invited to HEROES Conference at Rutgers, January 19-20

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Rutgers’ Division of Continuing Studies is sponsoring the Fifth Annual HEROES Conference for profoundly gifted students in grades 6 to 10, January 19 and 20, at the Engineering Resource Center on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.

The two-day event, open to qualifying students, includes labs, workshops and classes taught by more than 50 volunteer Rutgers faculty, staff, alumni and students.  Participants may select from more than 50 programs covering such diverse topics as computer programming, robotics, literature, math, logic, philosophy, leadership, genetics and more.

To qualify to attend the conference as non-members of HEROES, middle school students must submit qualifying SAT, ACT, SCAT or EXPLORE scores. Students under the age of 16, who have not yet taken any of these tests but have scored in advanced proficient on at least one section of last year's NJASK, may register for either the Academic Talent Search or Writing Talent Search in order to attend the conference as applicants.

HEROES (Higher Education, Resources and Opportunities for Exceptional Scholars) is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers that connects profoundly gifted learners and their families with higher education resources and opportunities for challenge, enrichment, and acceleration. The Division of Continuing Studies sponsors the annual HEROES conference as well as the Writing Talent Search and Academic Talent Search.

Space at the conference is limited. For more information on the conference or the Talent Searches, visit HEROESgifted.org. A flyer suitable for distribution to students may be downloaded here, or by send email to heroes@heroesgifted.org to request printed flyers.

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