On This Day in IUPUI History: July 11, 1988

July 11, 1988

Gifted and talented children in grades 4 through 10 arrived on campus to commence the first of two two-week intensive-learning periods taught by faculty and staff from several IUPUI schools. Directed by Dr. Miriam Langsam, Professor of History and director of the IUPUI Honors Program, the IUPUI Young Scholars Program exposed boys and girls to new worlds of ideas and learning in engaging ways. Hundreds of children participated each year in two groups, grades 4-6 and grades 7-10, to learn about such diverse subjects as computers, Roman history, physics, and the law. Interspersed with learning were opportunities to play and swim in IUPUIā€™s sports facilities. The Young Scholars Program ran for several years. 

Children in Young Scholars Program watch demonstration of a trebuchet, 1986 786-2549-071

For more information about this or other facets of IUPUI's engaging history, please contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives at speccoll@iupui.edu or 317-278-3445.

Updated Jul 11, 2018 by Editor Name Missing