June 2015 in the IEA Community

June 30, 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 is a busy time at IEA – all of our programs are in full swing, and many of our community members use the time off school to work on projects and participate in competitions. Take a look at what took place within the IEA community in June!

33 campers gathered in Colorado for Yunasa West, a week of balance, community, and fun. Campers participated in yoga, guided meditation, small group sessions with IEA Fellows, and traditional camp activities such as kayaking, swimming, ropes courses, horseback riding, and campfires.

Yunasa West 2015

22 students took classes like Chemistry Lab, Exploring French Culture, and Geology and the World around Us in Summer Academy Session I.

Summer Academy I 2015

2011 CDB Scholar Anirudh was one of the at-large winners for the Biotechnology Institute’s BioGENEius Challenge for his research into a genetic technique for autoimmune diseases; he also participated in the national competition in Philadelphia. Great work, Anirudh!


Academy students who enrolled in Astronomy took a fun field trip to the Griffith Observatory.

Astronomy field trip

Three Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Selection Committees met to determine 2015 CDB Finalists. Then IEA staff members set out to begin interviewing Finalists, a process which will span two months and include travel to 14 cities across the country!

Bonnie, Byron, Trisha

Yunasa camper and Academy student Xander starred as Lord Farquaad in his school’s production of Shrek.

Xander as Farquaad

2011 CDB Scholar Shiloh was a national winner in the DARPA Robots4Us Student Video Contest. Congratulations, Shiloh!

Several Academy classes ended the session with field trips to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Mindfulness at The Huntington

Caroline D. Bradley Scholars across the country graduated from middle school, high school, and college!

CDB Scholar Graduates 2015

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!

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