The largest & most comprehensive study of high school students in the history of the United States. More than 400,000 students from 1,300 schools across the country participated in 2 days of testing.LEARN MORE
Dorothy J Boler Boler, MS
"My life story has been one of changing and chasing dreams. Growing up, my ambitions were simple but the expectations from my family and teachers were high." Read More
Albert Brigham Futrell Almo, KY
"I remember taking the Project Talent tests in the high school gym over several days. According to my test scores, I did well in math and science. I was encouraged to study these subjects and consider a career in these areas." Read More
Phillip Allon Guilliams Coshocton, OH
"I spent my childhood on a small farm in rural eastern Ohio. Since age 5, following the death of my mother, I was raised with a foster family. Growing up, I was really enthralled by the world of astronomy, science fiction, and the budding space program." Read More
John C Perrine Moravia, NY
"The path – or even the destination – that we each take in life is not always clear at the outset. Since I was young, I felt that I had the potential, the drive, and the work ethic required to be successful." Read More
Homer Hickam is a former NASA, a New York Times bestselling author, a Vietnam War veteran, a small town hero, and a Project Talent participant from Big Creek High School in War, West Virginia. His memoir, Rocket Boys, is an account of his youth spent designing and launching rockets with his friends in his hometown of Coalwood, West Virginia
In August of 1969, half a million people gathered in Bethel, New York to attend the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Some of the most celebrated musical artists of the era took to the Woodstock stage, including the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, and Jimi Hendrix. The lineup also included music legend and Project Talent participant, Janis Joplin.
In 1983, Project Talent participants were the subject of a groundbreaking study called Lives after Vietnam (Card, 1983). Approximately half of all males from the class of 1963 who participated in Project Talent either enlisted or were drafted into service during the early years of the Vietnam War.