July 2015 in the IEA Community

July 31, 2015

We love celebrating the highlights and accomplishments of the IEA community, so we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase this amazing community and what you have done over the past month so that we can all celebrate together.

Summer days at IEA continue to be filled with time spent with our amazing community members across the country! Take a look at some of the highlights from the month of July:

Students jumped in to fill more than 40 spots in Academy Summer Session II, where they explored everything from Algebra to Jane Austen and were taught by content area specialists.

Academy Summer II 2015

68 campers gathered in Michigan for Yunasa. Stay tuned for more updates and photos at the conclusion of camp!
         Yunasa 2015  

IEA Apprenticeship Mentor and Caltech researcher Ashish Mahabal gave a mini-lecture on transients – astronomical objects that change in brightness on short time-scales.


CDB Finalists were interviewed in Houston, Boise, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.

bonnie airport

Adventures in the Planetary Science Academy students examined meteorites from the Moon, Vesta, and other celestial bodies.

planetary science meteorites

Brianna, IEA’s Resources Coordinator, joined our friends from The Gifted Development Center at the 2015 SENG Conference in Denver.

Brianna and GDC at SENG

We filmed interviews at The Barder House and Academy for our new IEA video, coming soon!


Students in the Adventures in the Planetary Science Academy class took a field trip to explore the light and optics exhibit at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.


A new staff member, Niña, joined the IEA team as a Program Coordinator.


Academy students taking Astronomy went on a field trip to the Griffith Observatory for more hands-on learning.

Astronomy class einstein

Have news to share? Please send the community member’s name and affiliation with IEA along with a photo or video to IEAgifted@educationaladvancement.org. We’d love to showcase your milestones, accomplishments, and interests with the rest of the IEA community!

Want to see more highlights from this summer? Check out what happened in the IEA community in June!

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