Our Energy Investigators
Annually, a cohort of upperclassmen engages in an intensive independent study of the ICGL theme for the duration of the school year—committing to in-depth reading, supplemental assignments and out-of-school time for hands-on exploration of the theme, including two field research trips in the U.S.
These students, known as the Isdell Global Leaders (IGLs), are selected through a competitive application process. The 2018-2019 cohort for The Year of Energy includes seniors Madeline Arenth and Veronica Sandoval and juniors Virginia Hobbs and Sandy Lum.
ICGL Director Trish Anderson and Upper School science teacher Kaylan Haizlip serve as faculty advisers for the students, supervising their energy-related reading and assignments, and accompanying them on the study tours.
In the fall, IGLs venture on a two-part journey, traveling first to West Virginia for a look at the coal mining industry, and then to Burlington, Vt., where the focus will be on renewable energy. In the spring, IGLs travel to Colorado, where they will visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Wind Technology Center.