Project Bright IDEA: Finding Talent and Giftedness in Children of Diverse Backgrounds (2013-2014)

This project team evaluated and extended a 10-year experiment with the Bright IDEA gifted-and-talented curriculum in North Carolina elementary (and some secondary) schools, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to assess and further extend the program into other states.




Tai Chen

This Team in the News

Congratulations to the Student Leadership and Service Award Winners

This project team was originally part of the Education & Human Development theme of Bass Connections, which ended in 2022. 

Team Leaders

  • William Darity, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Angel Harris, Arts & Sciences-Sociology
  • Rhonda Sharpe, Arts & Sciences-African and African American Studies

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Tai Chen, Philosophy (AB), Economics (AB2)
  • Stephen Hafferkamp, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Arden Kreeger, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Ray Li, Political Science (AB), Public Policy Studies (AB2)
  • Dianwen Li, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE)
  • Yuchen Long
  • Gayle Powell, Public Policy Studies (AB), History (AB2)
  • Michelle Price, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Ji Hye Seo, Economics (AB)
  • John Anthony Sullivan, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Liaowang Zou, Statistical Science (BS), Public Policy Studies (AB2)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Margaret Gayle, Social Science Research Institute; American Association for Gifted Children
  • Daniel Turner, Social Science Research Institute