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Study Program Sparks Student Interests

JOPLIN, Mo.-- Duke Universities talent identification program in Joplin educates students in various areas of study.
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Duke Universities talent identification program in Joplin educates students in various areas of study.

Duke University's talent identification program or TIP Academic Adventures Program rolled out in Joplin Feb. 15.

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin hosts the program. It is held on a Saturday once a quarter.

Students get to learn about various areas of study including the arts, math, science and foreign languages for a full day.

This quarter students took part in a comic book making class, robotics academy class and
an Ancient Egypt class.

5th and 6th grade students from have to qualify with Duke's TIP program to participate.

Director of Technology and Communication, Robert Carlson says, "There are so many bright children and they need something where they can go and explore something for a full day outside their school. They might have the opportunity to do something like programming a robot or developing a comic book or studying Ancient Egypt."

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