Posts Tagged ‘Sponsors’

10.21

Global #gtchat Spotlight: The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in KY

Earlier this year, the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky became our inaugural  Global #gtchat Sponsor!

Visionary sponsors like the Gatton Academy make #gtchat possible and available for educators, parents of gifted students and advocates worldwide.

Take two minutes to learn more about this incredible institution of learning. The students even produced the clip below. You’re sure to be inspired!

Isn’t it impressive that the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University offers a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics?  Sixty students each year are admitted through a competitive process. Instead of spending their  junior and senior years in traditional high schools, students enroll in the Gatton Academy and live in a uniquely dedicated residence hall.

The goals of the Gatton Academy are to enable exceptional emerging scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities while preparing them for leadership roles in the Commonwealth.  Taking courses offered by WKU, their classmates are fellow Gatton Academy students and traditional undergraduate students. At the end of two years, Gatton Academy students will have earned at least 60 college credit hours in addition to completing high school!

I personally want to thank Corey Alderdice (@innervation and @GattonAcademy), assistant director of admissions and public relations at the Gatton Academy, who saw the power and potential of #gtchat from the beginning. In fact, he came up with our Global #gtchat tagline: “140 characters. Unlimited potential.” Thank you Corey! And hats off to the students and faculty at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. We need leaders and change agents like you!

To stay current on the inspiring learning taking place at the Gatton Academy, become a Facebook fan and/or follow them on Twitter (@GattonAcademy). And to learn more about this Global #gtchat Sponsor, visit www.wku.edu/academy.