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Ott Schacht, Carol L.; Kiewra, Kenneth A. – Roeper Review, 2018
This qualitative research study addressed this question: What influence did early environmental surroundings and family have on the talent development of a cohort of American speed skaters who each competed in four Olympic Games during the 1980s and 1990s? The skaters were Bonnie Blair, Dave Cruikshank, and Dan Jansen. Independent interviews with…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Environmental Influences, Family Influence, Talent Development
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2016
Clair J. Sullivan is an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her research interests include radiation detection and measurements; gamma-ray spectroscopy; automated isotope identification algorithms; nuclear forensics; nuclear security;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interviews, Engineering, Technical Occupations
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Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Peternel, George – Roeper Review, 2010
Good verbal skills are crucial for success in school and in many career fields. Project LIVE was a program of enrichment and acceleration focused on the development of verbal talent. It was implemented for 3 years with a group of middle-school students who indicated an above-grade-level reading proficiency and came from families having…
Descriptors: Talent, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Writing Skills
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2009
This article presents an interview with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from St. Xavier University in Chicago and her master's and doctorate degrees from…
Descriptors: Weekend Programs, Summer Programs, Academically Gifted, Distance Education