Del Siegle, Ph.D. serves as PI and project director. He is a Professor in gifted education at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in the Neag School of Education. He has successful grant management experience as Director and Principal Investigator of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE), where he studied best practices for identifying and serving gifted students from underserved populations. Dr. Siegle is a well-respected leader in gifted and talented education. He is a past president of the National Association for Gifted Children, past board member of the Council for Exceptional Children–The Association for the Gifted, past chair of the Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG of AERA, 2011 recipient of the NAGC Distinguished Service Award, and 2018 recipient of the NAGC Distinguished Researcher Award. He was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. Dr. Siegle is coauthor of the 6th and 7th editions of Education of the Gifted and Talented. In 2016, he received the Palmarium Award, which is given yearly to the individual most exemplifying the vision of a future in which giftedness will be understood, embraced, and systematically nurtured. He also served as Co-PI for the Javits Act-funded Project EDGE in Montana and PI for the Increasing Academic Achievement Study for the former national research center, NRC/GT.