Purdue University GERI

Purdue University is an institution of academic excellence, with illustrious alumni like Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. Its engineering school has been ranked no. 6 in the United States by US News. It is also recognized as a university with a highly diverse student population and has one of the largest international undergraduate student populations. The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue is an innovative center and has dedicated over 4 decades to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. It offers enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth based on cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development, as well as graduate programs and professional development for educators. GERI director, Marcia Gentry, is a thought leader in gifted education and has received various awards for her contributions to research concerning gifted child education. Students meeting the qualifying ASSET Talent Search score requirements can apply for GERI's summer residential programs.

“The learning has been very exciting. We used Raspberry pi to build aeroplane trackers, similar to the ones built by my instructor which are at Purdue airport and Chicago O'Hare airport?

Mayank Shenoy,

Jasudben ML School, Mumbai,
about the GERI program he attended


GERI residential camps are designed to stimulate the imagination of gifted students and to expand their abilities. Students who have completed grades 5 through 12 live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GERI offers three programs each summer and students are welcome to attend more than one session to extend their stay. Students in these programs experience intellectual challenges, personal attention from talented and caring staff members, outstanding Purdue University facilities, as well as friendships with others from around the world who share similar interests

Program Details:

Duration: 2 session of 2 week duration each. Students can attend both the sessions.
**Cost: USD $2,400 per session
Start Dates: Session 1: 2nd July to 15th July, 2017
Session 2: 16th July to 29th July, 2017


Grades: 7th to 12th
ASSET Talent Search Score :
(In any one subject)
> 90th percentile – Qualified 50th – 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students whose scores do not meet the minimum requirement may still apply to the residential programs with an Admission Portfolio application, which includes:
  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (A scan copy of the student's annual report cards can be submitted as transcript)
  • Two teacher recommendations (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

Steps to apply to Purdue GERI's Residential Programs

Please contact Corinne Green at green252@purdue.edu for any queries.
** Program cost may vary year on year.