Clubs and Organizations - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Clubs and Organizations

The clubs and organizations listed are student supported. Each club or organization must have an adult sponsor. Clubs may elect to be chartered through the Student Council. Other organizations are sponsored by individual departments or programs. If you would like more information about a particular club or organization, please email the advisor or student contact person. For all other questions, please contact us in Student Life at (630) 907-5009.

Co-Curricular Activities

ACRONYM

Sponsor: Tracy Townsend
Description: Student newspaper – internet editions

AMERICAN COMPUTER SCIENCE LEAGUE

Sponsors: Namrata Pandya and Pat Patankar
Description: Computer science competition team

CHESS TEAM

Sponsor: Moe Haney
Description: IHSA competition and school club

CLASS CLUB

Senior sponsors: Amy Woods & Ben Lepak
Junior sponsor: John Kendall
Sophomore sponsor: Stephanie Broy

DRAMA CLUB

Sponsor: Julie Dowling
Description: A student theatre organization

MATH TEAM

Sponsors: Steve Condie, April VerserMicah Fogel
Description – Math competition

MU ALPHA THETA

Sponsor: Janice Krouse
Description: National math honorary society. Holds activities throughout the year.

ROBOTICS

Sponsor: Dane Christianson
Description: Club to learn more about robotics

SCHOLASTIC BOWL

Sponsors: Michael Kolton & Dennis Loo
Description: Multi-school trivia competition

SCIENCE TEAM

Sponsors: Andrew Reif, John Thurmond, and Ray Urbanski
Description: Science Team consists of two team competitions: 1) Science Bowl is a quiz-show format contest where students are asked questions in the categories of biology, chemistry, physics, math, energy, and earth and space science; 2)in TEAMS, a team of 8 students work together to complete an engineering-based exam centered around a theme. The theme for 2014 was “Engineering Tomorrow‘s Cities”.

SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST

Sponsors: Mary Beth McCarthy (Instrumental), Emily Cooley(voice)
Description: Students compete in area and regional competitions in music and voice

SPEECH TEAM

Sponsors: Peter Dong & Leah Kind
Description: Promote speech, compete in tournaments

STROLLING STRINGS

Sponsor: Mary Beth McCarthy
Description: Musical instrumental group

STUDENT COUNCIL

Sponsor: Amy Woods
Description: Student government

YEARBOOK (GALLIMAUFRY)

Sponsor: Kevin Kusy
Description: Production of annual yearbook.


Non-IMSA Sponsored Programs (Chartered by Student Council)

ALMA LATINA

Advisor: Rafael Gonzalez
Description: To provide cultural awareness to the IMSA community. The clubs honors all Hispanic cultures, allowing all to see and taste the traditions of these peoples.

ANIMAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION

Advisor: Julie Polz

ANIME CLUB

Advisor: Marcos Beltran
Description: To educate the IMSA community of Japanese culture, food, and cartoons. We aim to strengthen our community through Japanese themed fun!

AVIATION CLUB

Advisor: Erik Swanson

BEAUTIFUL EMPOWERING LADIES LEADING ALL (B.E.L.L.A.S.)

Advisors: Natasha White & Beth Madigan
Description: To act as a stimulus for the transformation of young women and other underrepresented populations from onlookers into dynamic leaders and to establish a network of self-motivated individuals who embrace diversity.

BIOLOGY CLUB

Advisor: Dr. Robert Kiley

BLACK STUDENT UNION

Advisor: Tiana Johnson
Description: To educate the IMSA community about African American Culture and heritage.

ChemClub

Advisor: John Thurmond
Description: ChemClub invites, motivates, and encourages high school students to explore the many ways that chemistry connects to their world. Supported by the American Chemical Society, ChemClub provides fun,authentic, and hands-on opportunities for members to: experience chemistry beyond what is taught in the classroom, learn about study and career opportunities in the many and varied fields of chemistry, provide service for the betterment of their communities, discover and pursue connections within the larger chemistry community, and develop leadership and communication skills.

CLUB TERRA

Advisor: Don Dosch
Description: To catalyze change in the spirit and nature of IMSA for a better tomorrow. To promote sustainable living through the means of recycling, renewable energy, and conservation.

COALITION Z

Advisor: Erin Micklo

COMPETITIVE CODING CLUB

Advisor: Rodrigo Gonzalez 

CUBING CLUB

Advisor: Dane Christianson

DREAM

Advisor: David Lundgren
Description: DREAM (Disabilities Reach Everyone Awareness Matters) is an advocacy group providing disability awareness to IMSA and the surrounding community through a variety of meetings, speakers and volunteer opportunities.

EXODUS

Advisor: Ben Lepak
Description: To provide service to refugees worldwide

FASHION & BEAUTY

Advisor: Stephanie Broy

Fahrenheit 451

Advisor: Tracy Townsend

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA

Advisor: Kevin Lim
Description: To serve as a supplementary business-related organization to allow IMSA students to develop vocational and career supportive competencies.

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVERS

Advisor: Tracy Townsend
Description: Students learn problem solving skills.

GEOLOGY CLUB

Advisor: Grant Bell

GIRLS LEARN INTERNATIONAL

Advisor: Claibourne Skinner
Description: Girls Learn International (GLI) educates and energizes students in the global movement for girls’ access to education.
The GLI Program supports the empowerment of students as they discover that through their own creative initiatives, dedication, and passionate leadership, they can create real solutions that address the obstacles facing girls and women here and around the world.

GIRLS WHO CODE

Advisor: Namrata Pandya
Description: To provide an environment in which girls can collaborate on community-based projects and gain experience problem-solving through programming.

GRAPHIC DESIGN IS MY PASSION

Advisor: Joyce Symoniak

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Advisor: Grant Bell 
Description: Organization that assists with building housing to the community

HADRON CLUB

Advisor: Dr. Dave Devol

HELIOTROPE

Advisor: Jean Bigger & Joyce Symoniak
Description: IMSA’s Arts and Literary Magazine. We seek to provide IMSA students with an interface in the form of a literary and art magazine through which to consume and contribute creative pieces.

IMSA CAD CLUB

Advisor: Jean Bigger

IMSA CHRISTIANS

Advisor: Peter Dong
Description: To spread awareness about what it means to be a Christian.

IMSA COOKING CLUB

Advisor: Rodrigo Gonzalez

IMSA MEDICAL SOCIETY

Advisor: Dennsa Mohammed
Description: To expose students to the field of medicine through speakers, events and trips.

IMSA OUTDOORS CLUB

Advisor: Ralph Flickinger

IMSA PSYCH CLUB

Advisors: Kevin Kusy & Sara O’Leary

IMSA STUDENT PRODUCTIONS

Advisor: Kevin Broy

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Advisor: Lee Eysterlid
Description: Spreads awareness celebrating Indian culture by hosting a variety of small events and a major event, Diwali.

JUNIOR STATESMAN OF AMERICA (JSA)

Sponsor: Erin Micklo 
Description: To spread political awareness to students through public speaking/debates held at multiple conventions throughout the school year.

KEY CLUB

Sponsor: Joyce Symoniak
Description: An international organization whose purpose is to serve the school, the people, and community through projects and service activities.

K-POP CLUB

Advisor: Robyn Norton

L&D

Advisor: Nadia Miskowiec

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CLUB (LoL)

Advisor: Marcos Beltran
Description: A club to connect campus League of Legends players in an effort to de-stress, have fun, and find exciting opportunities on the Rift.

MAGIC THE GATHERING CLUB

Advisor: Michael Dean 

MARTIAL ARTS CLUB

Advisor: Josiah Payne

MILED

Advisor: Dr. Lee Eysturlid

MOD 21

Advisor: Emily Cooley 
Description: A group of students performing A capalla songs.

MODEL UN

Advisor: Robert Gross

OVERWATCH

Advisor: Michael Dean 

PING PONG CLUB

Advisor: Joseph Marshall 
Description: A medium for students to play ping-pong.

RED CROSS CLUB

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Golab

RELAY FOR LIFE

Advisor: Karen Gholson 

SOCIETY OF ASIAN SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS (SASE)

Advisor: Rodrigo Gonzalez

SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK (SCAN)

Advisor: Erin Ryan

SCRIBBLE

Advisor: Erin Micklo

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EDUCATION & DIVERSITY (SEED)

Advisor: Joyce Symoniak

SMAC (Spreading Music Around the Community)

Advisor: JaRod Tobler
Description: To provide IMSA musicians with a creative outlet for musical expression, provide musical entertainment for the community, spread the awareness and appreciation of musical art, and further the cause of musical education.

SMASH CLUB

Advisor: Robert Gross 
Description: Smash Club is an organization that is focused on helping students reduce stress by playing fun games from the Nintendo Smash series.

SPECTRUM

Advisor: John Kendall
Description: To educate the IMSA community on GLBTQ issues and to extend support to our members and beyond.

TECH SOCIETY

Advisor: Anthony Stuckey
Description: To provide an environment where computer skills can be gained through projects and mentors. Some of the skills ACA will teach are the usage and administration of networks, Linux and production servers.

TITAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

Advisor: Dr. Eric Smith

TITAN ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Advisor: Daniel Talancon

UNICEF

Advisor: Robyn Norton

XAA

Advisor: Daniel Hernandez

YPA

Advisor: Emily Cooley


Other Organizations On Campus

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD (CAB)

Advisor: Amy Woods
Description: A group that organizes campus wide activities.

PEER MULTICULTURAL EDUCATORS (Student Life Program)

Advisor: Adrienne Coleman 
Description: Council of all multicultural groups on campus.

RISEUP ROBOTICS

Advisor:                                                       Description: RiseUp is a school year long competition kicking off in October and running through the following May. Competition will be based on ideas that support the UN sustainability goals and grand challenges.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Advisor: Jackie Salinas
Description: Students who lead tours, and help Admissions with Preview and EIP days.

STUDENT COMMITTEE FOR IMSA ADVANCEMENT (SCIA)

Advisor: Tami Armstrong
Description: To build and sustain positive relationships between our students and our invaluable external constituents: legislators, alumni and donors.