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  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:59 AM | Kathy Kennedy (Administrator)

    Happy Friday, Torrance Friends ~ We are pleased to announce that we are hosting our Creative Scholars Program, July 11-25, for 7th-10th graders on campus at UGA this summer! Certainly, we will follow all CDC and state of Georgia guidelines with regard to the public health crisis and if necessary, we will have an online backup plan ready to go.

    Our application portal will be open: April 1-May 20 and will be accessible from our Torrance Signature Programs page.

    Our course content areas include:

    • Creative Writing
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Sports Medicine
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Neuropsychology
    • Augmented and Virtual Reality
    • Criminal Law and Mock Trial
    • Robotics

    More information, including course descriptions, tuition, and daily schedule will be posted by March 31st on our Torrance Signature Programs page.

    We are THRILLED to be able to offer this amazing program to our Torrance students. Please reach out to Dr. Sharpe at or (706) 542-3237 for any questions or concerns.

    Thank you.

    Desiree I. Sharpe, Ph.D.||

    Torrance Center Program Coordinator, University of Georgia

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:50 PM | Kathy Kennedy (Administrator)

    Join us for this opportunity to connect with creative and imaginative experts as they share innovative ideas. . .

    The 2021 Torrance Festival of Ideas will take place over April 23-25, 2021.  The Festival features 21 speakers from across the globe who explore themes relevant to creativity, imagination, art, music, humor, empathy, consciousness, wellbeing, mindfulness, childhood, aging, education, equality, data, identity, healing, health, crisis, curiosity, innovation, entrepreneurship, authenticity, political resistance, and sociocultural change. The spirit of Athens will also be showcased, with spotlights on local non-profit organizations that serve the community in creative and crucial ways. REGISTRATION for this event is free and is limited to the first 1,000 attendees:

    For more information or questions, contact:

    Anna Abraham, Ph.D. 
    E. Paul Torrance Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
    Director, Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development


  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:00 AM | Kathy Kennedy (Administrator)

    Beyonders Challenge Program Spring 2021 Courses 

    The Beyonders Challenge Program was created in 2020 in order to fulfill students’ desire for exposure to courses they would not necessarily be taking during their regular school hours. Our curriculum design is focused on creative thinking, active learning, and the role of context in education. This program is currently 100% online for the foreseeable future with a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities occurring from approximately 9am-3pm

    Registration is now open to students in grades 8th-10th for the upcoming February 27th, March 20th, and April 10th program dates for the following courses: 

    Disease Detectives: Introduction to Microbiology and Epidemiology  

    Rube Goldberg 

    Podcast Production 101 

    For more information, and to register, visit the Torrance Signature Programs webpage 

    Sarah E. Sumners, PhD
    Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development | Associate Director and Associate Research Scientist

    123C Aderhold Hall | Athens, GA 30602
    706-542-5104 | |

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:57 PM | Kathy Kennedy (Administrator)

    Online TTCT – FIGURAL Scoring Workshops:  

    February 4-5, 2021: (2 days) from 9am-5pm EST via Zoom 

    March 3-4, 2021: (2 days) from 9am-5pm EST via Zoom 

    April 6-9, 2021: (4 days) from 8:00am-12:00PM EST via Zoom (Training will be spread across 4 days, with each day of training occurring from 8am-12pm EST) 

    Online TTCT – VERBAL Scoring Workshop:  March 5, 2021: (1 day) from 9am-5pm EST via Zoom 

     Click Here To Register 

                        2020 Torrance Lecture Video 

    Click Here to view the video of the 2020 E. Paul Torrance Lecture delivered by Professor Kyna Leski (Professor of Architecture at RISD). The video is public, so please feel free to share, distribute, tweet, etc. as you like.   

    Sarah E. Sumners, PhD
    Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development | Associate Director and Associate Research Scientist

    123C Aderhold Hall | Athens, GA 30602
    706-542-5104 | |

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