Centered at Purdue University, the Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1977, GER2I’s mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their life-span. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted, creative, and talented students and cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development.
GER2I is an exciting center where we strive for excellence and to make a difference in the lives of youth, their educators, and families. Our faculty and students are intense, hard working, and committed to producing the highest quality research, coursework, and youth programs possible.
We are humbled by our donors who help make our work possible, and by our GER2I advisory board members, all donors, who keep us focused and accountable.
We are proud of the quality, diversity, and commitment of our alumni and graduate students who hail from across the country and from around the world. At GER2I we are family, during the time at Purdue and as Alumni who continue their important work affecting education across the globe!
We welcome involvement in youth programs, graduate applications, visiting scholars, and others who want to experience the GER2I Way at Purdue.