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Graduate students shine at Nevada (featuring Darren Ripley of the Davidson Academy math department)
Winter 2015 - Nevada Silver and Blue, p. 2

Boy Genius
Sep 5, 2014 - The Rotarian

America's Top High Schools 2014
Aug 28, 2014 - The Daily Beast

25 Best High Schools in the West
Aug 28, 2014 - The Daily Beast

Building Good Habits

Summer 2014 - Edible Reno Tahoe

Students Sign Academic Letters of Intent to University of Nevada
May 8, 2014 - KTVN

Davidson Academy student named presidential scholar
May 5, 2014 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Davidson Academy Student Named 2014 Presidential Scholar
May 5, 2014 - KTVN

Nuclear power's unlikely allies
May 1, 2014 - Al Jazeera America

3 from The Davidson Academy admitted to Harvard's Class of 2018
April 18, 2014 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Teen Wonder: Taylor Wilson
April 14, 2014 - National Geographic

Top-performing schools with elite students
April 4, 2014 - Washington Post

A haven for the “profoundly gifted”
March 11, 2014 - The Nevada Sagebrush

Healthwatch: Youth Leadership Committee for Make-A-Wish
March 5, 2014 - KTVN

Farm Fresh For Kids feeds at-risk families
March 4, 2014 - The Nevada Sagebrush

Nevada colleges welcome academically gifted youth
December 1, 2013 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

SPECIAL REPORT: The gifted students of The Davidson Academy of Nevada
November 15, 2013 - Fox Reno

The Challenges of Parenting Genius Kids
October 31, 2013 - Coca-Cola Journey

Pedestrian safety still major priority for Davidson Academy and Police Services
October 29, 2013 - Nevada Today

Kids today: Making Northern Nevada better
September 21, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Educating Nathan
July 2013 - GreatSchools.org

19-year-old hopes to revolutionize nuclear power
June 16, 2013 - NBC News - Rock Center with Brian Williams

America’s Best High Schools
May 6, 2013 - Newsweek

Top-performing schools with elite students
April 14, 2013 - Washington Post

Sunday profile: Teen gives back through Farm Fresh For Kids
April 7, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal

The 50 Best Public High Schools in the U.S.
March 27, 2013 - TheBestSchools.org

Raising a Genius
March 23, 2013 - Huffington Post (video)

Students Win Northern Nevada Chapter MathCounts Competition
February 21, 2013 - CarsonNow

Sage Ridge student honored for volunteerism
February 12, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Nevada Students Win 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement
February 6, 2013 - MultiVu.com

Reno Teen Places First at International Linguistics Olympiad in Slovenia
November 16, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

School announcements: Safety program wins grant
November 13, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Police Services continues pedestrian safety efforts with Davidson Academy
November 5, 2012 - Fox Reno

Police Services Continues Safety Efforts With Davidson Academy
November 1, 2012 - KTVN-TV

UNR Police Services continues pedestrian safety efforts with Davidson Academy
November 1, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Davidson Academy Student Wins Literature Scholarship
September 19, 2012 - KTVN-TV

School announcements: Freshman's artwork displayed in Capitol; students go to multimedia boot camp
June 26, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Reno student represents second district in Congressional Art Competition
June 21, 2012 - Congressman Mark Amodei website

Taylor Wilson, Nuclear Prodigy
June 11, 2012 - CNN

Interview with Nuclear Physicist Taylor Wilson
June 10, 2012 - CNN

The 18-year-old who built a nuclear reactor
June 5, 2012 - CNN

Davidson Academy Earns Top Honors Nationally
May 21, 2012 - KTVN-TV

Top-performing schools with elite students
May 20, 2012 - Washington Post

America's Best High Schools 2012
May 19, 2012 - Newsweek

Davidson students win at career conference
May 15, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

A milestone 'fused' through partnership
May 9, 2012 - University of Nevada, Reno

2 Nevada teenagers named presidential scholars
May 2, 2012 - Las Vegas Sun

Green teens
April 26, 2012 - Reno News & Review

NCET Governor's Cup announces 18 finalists, including high school teams
April 4, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Davidson student wins Achievement Scholarship
April 3, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Teenage physics wonder turns to nuclear safety
March 30, 2012 - CBS Evening News

This Kid Built a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
March 23, 2012 - About.com

Students Want To Bring Recycling To Reno Apartments
March 22, 2012 - KOLO

Student Wants to Turn Local Apartments Green
March 20, 2012 - KTVN

Greenest little city
March 15, 2012 - Reno News & Review

TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world
March 3, 2012 - The Guardian

Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor
March 2012 - TED.com

Nuclear (Taylor Wilson Interview) - Part 1  Part 2
February 22, 2012 - BBC

The Boy Who Played With Fusion
February 14, 2012 - Popular Science

Presidential Scholar finalists from Davidson
February 14, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Next Steve Jobs or Mini Albert Einstein?
February 13, 2012 - Yahoo! News

The next generation of geniuses visit the White House
February 13, 2012 - Imperfect Parent

Local Student Pitches Invention to President
February 10, 2012 - KOLO-TV

Local Student Honored at White House
February 9, 2012 - KTVN-TV

Joven crea invento contra el terrorismo (Youth creates invention against terrorism)
February 9, 2012 - Univision Reno

Nevada educators say science standards have evolved beyond 'D' grade
February 8, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Environmental Projects Shine at the White House Science Fair
February 8, 2012 - onearth

Gifted earn time with Obama
February 8, 2012 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Photos: President Obama Hosted A White House Science Fair
February 7, 2012 - Denver Post

Reno teen shows anti-terrorism invention to President Obama
February 7, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Ten Society for Science & the Public Science Fair Alumni Participate in the Second White House Science Fair
February 7, 2012 - PR Newsletter

Obama heralds (and nearly hires) student scientists
February 7, 2012 - USA Today

Public Forum on Pedestrian Safety Draws Concerned Citizens
February 7, 2012 - KTVN

Two Davidson students win AP scholarships
February 7, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Student from Davidson Academy in Reno set for White House visit
February 6, 2012 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Nevada’s Highest Achievers in Advanced Placement: Math & Science Win 2011 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement
February 6, 2012 - Siemens Foundation

President Obama Hosts the White House Science Fair
February 6, 2012 - White House Blog

President Obama to Host White House Science Fair
February 6, 2012 - White House Blog

Reno 17-Year-Old's Science Project Could Fight Terrorism
February 3, 2012 - KTVN

Go-getter
January 26, 2012 - Reno News & Review

Local Teen Publishes First Novel
December 2011 - Family Pulse Magazine

Young Reno author's first novel a dark look at mental illness
November 26, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

City Council Discusses North Reno Intersection Safety 
November 16, 2011 - 8NewsNow.com

I-Team: Teen Genius Builds Fusion Reactor 
November 9, 2011 - 8NewsNow.com

Local Writer 
October 24, 2011 - KTVN-Reno

Interview with Bob Davidson and Academy Director Colleen Harsin 
October 11, 2011 - Nevada NewsMakers 

Nuclear by Nature 
September/October 2011 - Imagine

Recruiting the Unrecruitable: Lessons from Taylor Wilson
September 2011 - Recruiter.com

In residence
September 29, 2011 - Reno News & Review

Young Composer Sees His Music Come to Life
September 27, 2011 - KTVN-TV

Young composer debuts work with Reno Phil
September 28, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

2 local students finalists for national scholarship 
September 27, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

33 Washoe students advance in scholarship competition
September 13, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal 

Daily Planet Video Feature about Taylor Wilson
September 8, 2011 - Discovery Channel

A public school for the brightest
August 31, 2011 - Christian Science Monitor

Back to school: Are we leaving gifted students behind?
August 31, 2011 - Christian Science Monitor

Mad Scientist of the Month: Who’s Afraid of Taylor Wilson?
August 22, 2011 - Mental Floss

Casey Acklin - 2011 Enrichment Rising Star Award Winner
July 7, 2011 - The Enrichment Record

Who is in the news?
June 28, 2011 - Quad-City Times

Nevada DECA Recognizes Winners at ICDC
June 17, 2011 - Nevada DECA

Teen Scientist Develops Device to Fight Terrorism
June 17, 2011 - PBS NewsHour Extra

Teenager develops nuclear weapons detector
June 17, 2011 - Ubergizmo

Top-performing schools with elite students
May 20, 2011 - The Washington Post

Davidson Academy Student Wins Top Award
May 18, 2011 - MSNBC.com

Intel Fair Winners Could Cut Price of Cancer Treatment
May 16, 2011 - U.S.News & World Report

At International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, student research comes with rewards
May 14, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

Young Scientists Use Tin in Potential New Cancer Treatment
May 13, 2011 - Intel News Room

Intriguing Exhibits Highlight Intel's Science Fair (audio interview)
May 11, 2011 - NPR

Davidson reveals graduating class
May 10, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Eugene Paslov: The Davidson Academy: Fulfilling the American Dream
May 7, 2011 - Nevada Appeal

Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win
April 2011 - Judy-Dutton.com
Chapter 1 of this book profiles Davidson Academy student Taylor Wilson

Two students from Reno win national awards for writing
April 19, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Davidson Academy gets grant for 2nd straight year
April 4, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Davidson Academy radioactivity scholar analyzes Japanese radiation in Nevada
April 1, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

University attempts to improve safety of crosswalk
March 31, 2011 - University of Nevada, Reno

Raising an Accidental Prodigy
March 30, 2011 - Wall Street Journal

Reno National Merit candidates find time for fun
January 26, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Challenging the Gifted
Spring 2011 - EducationNext

Reno's Davidson Academy lets gifted students reach full potential
January 19, 2011 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Up, Up and Away
Winter 2010 - The Launch, Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium & Nevada EPSCoR

Davidson Academy of Nevada works on pedestrian safety campaign
October 19, 2010 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Hosting academic vitality
October 4, 2010 - Nevada News

Gallery: 2010 Scouting Guide To The Top High School Inventors - Taylor Wilson
August 3, 2010 - Popular Science

Thinking Big about Gifted Education: The Davidson Academy of Nevada
July 2010 - WorldGifted, Newsletter of The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Davidson Mathematics and Science Center: Transforming the Campus
Summer 2010 - Nevada Silver & Blue

More Than an Investment: Davidson Center to make a difference, one student at a time
June 22, 2010 - Nevada News

Interview with Bob Davidson, Academy Director Colleen Harsin and Academy student Casey Acklin
June 22, 2010 - Nevada Newsmakers

Students compete in 54th annual Nevada mathematics contest
June 16, 2010 - Nevada News

Program for gifted students on hold amid budget crunch
May 17, 2010 - Las Vegas Sun

Homeland Security Looks to 15-Year-Old to Protect Country
May 14, 2010 - Fox Business News

Davidson Academy produces more students for the ISEF
May 13, 2010 - Nevada News

The Right Stuff: 2010 Tibbitts Award winner Eric Rasmussen
April 20, 2010 - Nevada News

C-SPAN Civics Bus Rolls into North Reno

April 14, 2010 - KTVN-Reno

Regional science fair winners announced
April 7, 2010 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Interview with Bob and Jan Davidson, and Academy student Taylor Wilson
(search "Davidson" to view)
September 2, 2009 - Nevada NewsMakers

For an update on Taylor's work, view this Fox Business Network video, "Homeland Security Looks to 15-Year-Old to Protect Country" (May 14, 2010).

Former Boise student bound for MIT
August 16, 2009 - Idaho Statesman

Academy lets bright minds shine
August 10, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Science prodigy loves to talk about radioactivity
August 6, 2009 - The Nashville Leader

No genius left behind? Reno academy caters to really smart kids
August 4, 2009 - USA Today

Profoundly Gifted Find Challenging Programs
June 3, 2009 - Education Week

Serving Profoundly Gifted Students
June 1, 2009 - Education in America Blog

Local competes in national geography bee
May 19, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Science fair draws a crowd to Reno
May 15, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Davidson student builds neutron generator
May 9, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Academy's first class set to accept diplomas
May 6, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Erin Vienneau on teaching gifted children
April 2, 2009 - Gifted Exchange Blog

Nurturing tomorrow’s brightest scientists: a role for everyone
Spring 2009 - Nevada Silver & Blue

Young jazz musicians, performance hit high notes
March 1, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Top students to compete in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
February 18, 2009 - University of Nevada, Reno News

Top 10 Mathcounts students to compete at state competition
February 18, 2009 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Sacrifice for child's education personal, not selfish
February 12, 2009 - Detroit Metro Parent

Event gathers support for international science fair
November 20, 2008 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Think Fast! The Davidson Academy nurtures our nation's brightest young minds
September 2008 - Family Pulse Magazine

Semifinalists named in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program
September 11, 2008 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Casey Acklin - Society for Science & the Public National Semifinalist
September 10, 2008 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Sneak peek offered of Davidson Academy
July 23, 2008 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Guitar hero
June 5, 2008 - Reno News & Review

UNR school to graduate first student
April 28, 2008 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Creating Opportunities For Today’s Top Young Minds (PDF)
Spring 2008 - Nevada Silver & Blue

Davidson Academy of Nevada takes top position at the state MATHCOUNTS competition
March 19, 2008 - Reno Gazette-Journal

A School for Unsqueaky Wheels
March 7, 2008 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Gifted Students: Are they in Danger of Being Left Behind?
February 8, 2008 - NBC, News 3 Las Vegas

Gifted Student Education: the Possibilities and the Short-comings
November 1, 2007 - ABC, News 10 Sacramento

Is Your Child Gifted?
September 2007 - Washoe Family Magazine

An Interview with Colleen Harsin, Director of The Davidson Academy of Nevada
August 29, 2007 - EdNews.org

Reno school for gifted students, owned by Incline residents, attracts national attention
August 26, 2007 - North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

Reno School For Gifted Students Attracts National Attention
August 24, 2007 - Las Vegas Sun

The following articles appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal on August 22, 2007:

  • Reno school for profoundly gifted students attracts national spotlight to UNR campus
  • Rare opportunity brings Casey, family from N.Y.
  • Annalisee finds challenge along with good friends
  • Reno student Andy glad he can stay close to home

Current Issue of Time Magazine Highlights Nevada Academy
August 21, 2007 - KRNV-TV

Davidson Academy students net TIME cover profile
August 21, 2007 - NevadaNews

Are We Failing Our Geniuses?
August 16, 2007 - Time Magazine

Intelligence community
August 9, 2007 - Reno News & Review

Blooming brilliance (PDF)
Summer 2007 - Nevada Silver & Blue

'Profoundly Gifted' Students Find Home in Reno
June 4, 2007 - ABC News Nightline

Academy's request for funding gives lawmakers lots to ponder
April 4, 2007 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Lawmakers open to funding gifted students
April 3, 2007 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Gifted student enjoys new Nevada school
February 6, 2007 - The Billings Gazette

Genius: Quest for Extreme Brain Power
YouTube link to Davidson Academy segment
September 17, 2006 - CNN

Super-smart Kids Join Student Body: The Davidson Academy of Nevada Inagural Class Ranges in Age from 10 to 16
September 15, 2006 - Silver and Blue, Fall 2006

Bob and Jan Davidson help gifted children
September 10, 2006 - Reno Gazette-Journal

Stanford, Silicon Valley Pioneer, Creates Online High School
September 7, 2006 - Bloomberg

The high price of easy schoolwork
September 4, 2006 - Los Angeles Times

School will fulfill dreams
August 28, 2006 - Reno Gazette Journal

To be Young, Gifted, and in Reno
August 26, 2006 - The American Thinker

Incline couple starts Reno school
August 25, 2006 - North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

Incline couple starts Reno school
August 25, 2006 - Nevada Appeal

Davidson Academy opens for gifted children
August 23, 2006 - The Daily Sparks Tribune

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings' remarks
August 22, 2006 - U.S. Department of Education (Press Release)

First free school for profoundly gifted students opens in Reno
August 22, 2006 - Las Vegas Sun - Associated Press

School for the brightest
August 22, 2006 - KOLO-ABC Channel 8 – Associated Press

Opening ceremony held for gifted student academy
August 23, 2006 - Reno Gazette Journal

Gifted students find a gift in new Davidson Academy
August 20, 2006 - Reno Gazette Journal

From the Boardroom: Bob and Jan Davidson
July 6, 2006 - The Business Report of Northern Nevada

School for gifted may pay economic benefits to area
July 3, 2006 - Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Columbus family moves to Reno, Nevada, to enroll daughter in pilot school for gifted
June 20, 2006 - Billing Gazette

Whiz kid accepted to Nevada program for gifted students
May 31, 2006 - The Island Packet

Smart kids from all over the world head to Reno
January 27, 2006 - Reno Gazette Journal

School for gifted students still needs teachers
November 8, 2005 - The Nevada Sagebrush

Meeting of the minds: Nation's first public school for the gifted scheduled to open next year
November 2, 2005 - Las Vegas Sun

Some New Help for the Extremely Gifted
October 26, 2005 - New York Times

Program for gifted students will bring young academics to campus
October 25, 2005 - The Nevada Sagebrush

Tonight's Evening News with Davidson Academy Feature
October 20, 2005 - Nevada News Makers

Local philanthropists opening academy for gifted students on UNR campus
October 19, 2005 - KRNV-NBC Channel 4, Reno

Public school for highly gifted to open at UNR
October 5, 2005 - Reno Gazette-Journal, Associated Press

New academy for highly gifted students opens at UNR 2006
October 4, 2005 - Las Vegas Sun, Associated Press

Nations First Academy for Profoundly Gifted Students to open at University of Nevada, Reno
October 6, 2005 - Education News


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