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05 Nov 10 Ways to Celebrate National STEAM Day!

November 8th is National STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Day! This day was created to encourage individuals of all ages to delve deeper into these exciting areas of learning. Parents, have your children pick an item off this list or make up their...

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06 Apr LABS: Measuring the Milky Way with Variable Stars

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]   MEASURING THE MILKY WAY WITH VARIABLE STARS Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Speakers: Dr. Nina Hernitschek, Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology Grade Levels: 7-12 Cost: $50   Until about 100 years, scientists were very unsure about our position in the...

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LABS Series

28 Aug When There’s a Need, IEA Finds a Way!

by Niña Abonal, Senior Program Coordinator Since I started working at IEA three years ago, I’ve witnessed the remarkable evolution of our program offerings and have had the opportunity to spearhead EXPLORE, a summer externship program that was piloted in 2016 for high school students. What started...

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women in stem

05 Mar Ten Inspiring Quotes from Women in STEM

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator March is Women’s History Month and, to celebrate, let’s look at wise words from ten women who have made great gains in STEM fields throughout history. Maryam Mirzakhani, Groundbreaking Mathematician "I like crossing the imaginary boundaries people set up between different...

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light-up holiday cards

12 Dec Light-Up Holiday Cards: Circuit Style

by Morgan Carrion, Assistant to the President Pour some hot coco; grab your scissors, tape and glue. Science + crafts who knew?! Look no further for a holiday craft bound to brighten the season. Below you’ll find instructions for how to make a light up card using a simple...

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19 Aug Reflections on Apprenticeship 2014

By Min-Ling Li Min-Ling is IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. IEA's residential summer Apprenticeship Program links gifted high school students from across the country with mentors who advance each participant’s skills through the application of knowledge and exposure to real world experiences. These life lessons in personal...

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05 Nov The Many Faces of Gifted: Albert

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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16 Jul IEA Summer Spotlight 2013

115 students, parents and supporters of gifted education gathered at USC on July 9 for IEA’s Summer Spotlight 2013, an event designed to showcase gifted students and the programs we offer to meet their needs. The evening was a huge success, and we wanted to...

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09 Jul The Many Faces of Gifted: Marley

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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02 Jul Top 3 Online Educational Resources for Gifted Kids

By Tiffany KwongIn this day and age of technology, more and more web-based resources are becoming available at our fingertips. Apple’s iTunes App Store, for example, has hundreds of applications specifically geared towards children’s learning and enrichment. Likewise, more e-learning websites are cropping up all...

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11 Jun The Many Faces of Gifted: Hazem

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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02 Apr The Many Faces of Gifted: Valerie

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship program – mentioned...

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07 Mar 2013 Bradley Seminar: Know Thyself

[caption id="attachment_471" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Caroline D. Bradley Scholars spent the weekend learning about themselves, making connections, and exploring San Jose![/caption] On February 22-24, 2013, we hosted the 10th annual Bradley Seminar in San Jose, California. The event, funded by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, provides...

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26 Feb The Many Faces of Gifted: Tara

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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08 Jan Mentorship and Gifted Youth

By Kate Williams Kate was IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. Prior to moving to the Los Angeles area, Kate worked as an educator for over five years in Washington, D.C. What is mentoring? The role of the Mentor is recognized in many parts of society as well as many...

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18 Dec 5 Great Podcasts for Gifted Kids

By Jen MoundayPodcasts are an excellent source of entertainment and challenge; they keep us alert on the commute home, amused while waiting at the doctor’s office and entertained before falling asleep. At IEA, we are discovering that podcasts can also be an excellent alternative source...

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13 Mar The Many Faces of Gifted: Trevor

By Carole Rosner Every gifted child has a unique story. The following story is the first in a series of posts highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs, depicting the many faces of gifted. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program - mentioned in this story -...

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