By Min-Ling Li Min-Ling is a Program Coordinator at IEA and works most closely with our high school Apprenticeship Program, through which she meets and interacts with many gifted high school students. Before coming to IEA, she was a high school mathematics teacher. Going off to college is probably one of my best and most anxious memories. At that point in time, it seemed that all of my prior education was in preparation for this milestone. As a first-generation college student, the plethora of tasks to complete for college applications was overwhelming. I recall that my mom, who completed 6th grade in China before immediatelyRead More →

On Thursday, November 20, IEA welcomed fifty guests to The Barder House in Pasadena, California, for our Autumn Benefit. The heartwarming sense of community along with an intellectually stimulating lecture created an amazing evening. Thank you to all who joined us. Here are a few of the event highlights. After an opening reception featuring cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Matt Roman, attendees enjoyed a guest lecture by IEA parent and friend Dr. Steve Hindle. Dr. Hindle presented a comparative talk on the English and American Civil Wars, making parallels between the takeover of the British monarchy by Oliver Cromwell and the leadership ofRead More →

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She has been working to spread the word about IEA and the needs of gifted children for the past three years and, in the process, has learned a great deal about herself and the gifted children in her life. As many of you did, I spent Thanksgiving week thinking a great deal about gratitude. There are a multitude of things for which I am truly grateful – my family, friends, my wonderful job, and the comfort in which I am able to live – but they seem to fall into the category of Thanksgiving clichés.Read More →

By Louise Hindle, IEA Program Manager It’s that time of year when we rack our minds to recall, imagine, or anticipate the ‘perfect’ gift. Whether that perfect gift is for a holiday party, for Christmas, for Hanukkah – it just is, unrelentingly, ‘that’ time of year. Trying to answer why we give is perhaps more complicated. We may give because there is an expectation, arguably enforced upon us by the commercial world in which we live and struggle to escape or hide from; we may give because we feel obliged to do so; but most of all, I’d like to think most of us giveRead More →

Every year at IEA, we choose a theme to incorporate across all of our programs. This year’s theme was “The Common Good.” At IEA, we believe it is important to inspire and encourage children to make a difference in the world, to pursue the common good. On December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” Malala is the youngest recipient of the prestigious award. After being named the winner, she thanked her father “for not clipping my wings, forRead More →

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 TheRead More →

The IEA blog has moved to its new home on our brand new website! We hope you will check it out and stay up to date on new content at www.educationaladvancement.org/blog. Like this: Like Loading… Related This entry was posted in About IEA. Bookmark the permalink. Source linkRead More →

Click here to access the 2015 Apprenticeship Application Astrophysics at California Institute of Technology Students will have the opportunity to work within Dr. Christian Ott’s research in astrophysics and gravitational pull alongside Sarah Gossan, graduate student. One apprentice will explore the universe and analyze the data that results in explosion of stars. Dr. Ott’s research is aimed at answering questions about the nature of space and time, the gravitational attraction at atomically small and cosmological large distances and the use of gravitational waves to explore the universe. Prerequisites: Student should have basic knowledge in statistics and demonstrate interest in studying cosmology. Cancer Research at TheRead More →

Summer Session I: June 8-26 Summer Session II: July 6-24 New Student Application Returning Student Application If you have any questions about Summer 2015 Academy, please contact us at 626-403-8900 or IEAgifted@educationaladvancement.org. Like this: Like Loading… Related This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Source linkRead More →