As part of a major research university, ATDP is committed to gathering new knowledge that leads to growth and improvement in our understanding of how academically talented students learn and how they can be better served. Toward this goal, we conduct research studies each summer and throughout the school year. Students and families are encouraged to look for opportunities to participate in ATDP research projects. For more information about current and past research studies and how ATDP research is shared with educators and researchers both locally and nationally, please explore Research at ATDP.
ATDP has a responsibility to conduct research that contributes new knowledge that leads to growth and improvement in our understanding of how academically talented students learn and how they can be better served. We ask our students and their families to assist in this effort by contributing between 1 and 3 hours per year to participating in this research. However, refusal to participate in research will in no way affect admission into the program. Before a student can participate in a study, ATDP gives detailed information about it to the student and his or her parent(s) and obtains their informed consent in writing.