2014 at IEA in Pictures

December 30, 2014

2014 was another eventful year at IEA! Here are just a few of the highlights from the year.

We dedicated and named our new home, The Barder House, in honor of Sarah D. Barder, whose generosity and vision have greatly impacted the Institute for Educational Advancement and our nation’s brightest youth. Ms. Barder’s family and more than 150 members of the IEA community were in attendance.


More than 100 campers attended Yunasa and Yunasa West this year, where they learned to balance the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of their lives.


We had the tremendous opportunity to host three Academy sessions at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, where students and teachers were granted access to the institution’s wide range of resources.

A group of Summer Academy students enjoys The Huntington's gardens and has fun with new friends made over lunch

As part of the continuously growing Academy program, we offered two Genius Days in 2014. During these days of deep learning, students worked with an expert in the field to uncover the contributions of an individual we consider a genius. This year’s Genius Days studied Galileo and “father of geology” William Smith.

During the summer, 29 high school students from across the country worked with renowned experts in their field of interest through IEA’s Apprenticeship Program.

The 2014 Bradley Seminar brought more than 100 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars, parents, alumni, and supporters to Pasadena, California, for a weekend of community, support, and intellectual stimulation.


Many members of our community gathered for IEA’s annual Summer Spotlight, an evening of learning, reflection, and friendship.

Dr. Steve Hindle, W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, delivered a fascinating comparative talk on the English and American Civil Wars at IEA’s Autumn Benefit.

IEA President Elizabeth Jones with guest speaker Dr. Steve Hindle and IEA Academy Coordinator Louise Hindle

We welcomed 30 new Caroline D. Bradley Scholars, including these bright young minds!


Thank you for helping us make this another amazing year of connecting bright young minds and nurturing intellectual and personal growth! We couldn’t do it without you.

Here’s to a successful, prosperous 2015!

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