Belin-Blank Center

600 Blank Honors Center
Iowa City, IA 52242-0454
United States of America


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Founded in 1988, the Belin-Blank Center has established a national and international reputation for its research, training, and service. The Center offers professional development opportunities, academic-year and summer programs for students, summer programs for international students, diversity initiatives to support minority students, the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) program to identify exceptional academic talent, an early-entrance to college program (the National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering), a comprehensive clinic that offers assessment and counseling services, and an institute dedicated to academic acceleration (Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration). Information on these programs is available in English at