Dear C-MITES Families, Teachers and Friends,

As the 2014 summer workshop session ends, we are writing to inform you that the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) program at Carnegie Mellon University will not be continuing after July 31, 2014. Throughout its 22 year history, C-MITES offered challenging weekend and summer programs in mathematics, sciences and the humanities for thousands of academically talented students as well as professional development activities for educators. Many gifted elementary and middle school students have benefited from their C-MITES experiences and much has been learned about gifted education. We thank C-MITES founder and Director, Dr. Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, for her vision and dedication to the program over the years. We also recognize the committed C-MITES staff – Pamela Piskurich, Raymond Budd, Evelyn Mann and Ruth Ann Maloney – and the many faculty, staff, student workers, and workshop instructors who have created and implemented enriching programs and activities. Carnegie Mellon sincerely thanks the foundations, organizations, and individuals that have provided grants or gifts to enable C-MITES to positively impact so many.

Carnegie Mellon University has a strong tradition of providing educational enrichment opportunities for K-12 students and teachers in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. The University remains committed to exploring new ways to engage with students at all levels and to share our faculty and student expertise in educational outreach. We will remain a vital resource for the regional education community through professional development opportunities for educators and a portfolio of programs that are provided directly to K-12 students. The Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach serves as a central resource for much of the educational outreach work of the university.

We look forward to seeing students and teachers who have participated in C-MITES at some of the dozens of other educational programs that are offered by Carnegie Mellon University. Please see the Gelfand Center web site www.cmu.edu/gelfand for additional information on these educational programs, and for resources for gifted students and educators previously available on the C-MITES web site.

Sincerely,
Amy Burkert, PhD
Vice Provost for Education

Judith Hallinen, EdD
Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach

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