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July 20, 2011

Three-Week THINK Summer Institute Attracts Nation’s Brightest Young Minds to the University of Nevada, Reno

(RENO, Nev.) – Nearly 60 of our nation’s brightest young minds, 13 to 16 years old, will spend most of July at the University of Nevada, Reno for the eighth annual THINK Summer Institute, a three-week residential summer program sponsored by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.

The 2011 THINK Summer Institute (, in session from July 9 to July 30, provides gifted and talented students an intensive, full-immersion college experience and an opportunity to earn transferable college credits by taking two of the following courses taught by University of Nevada, Reno faculty members: Computer Science; Introduction to Business; Anthropology; Business Calculus; Philosophy; and, Fundamentals of Speech Communication.

“The THINK Summer Institute allows America’s brightest students to challenge themselves academically,” said Jan Davidson. “Every year students tell us that the THINK Summer Institute is one of the highlights of their year, for the educational rigor as well as making long-lasting connections with same-age, intellectual peers.”

Former educational software entrepreneurs turned philanthropists, Bob and Jan Davidson founded the Davidson Institute for Talent Development ( in 1999 to support profoundly gifted students under the age of 18. In 2006, the Davidsons established The Davidson Academy of Nevada on the University campus as the first public school of its kind for profoundly gifted students (

THINK Summer Institute students, professors and Davidson Institute spokespeople
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