Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.


More than 100 students and staff attended IMSA’s Women Legislators Panel featuring State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D), State Senator Linda Holmes (D) and State Representative Patricia Reid Lindner (R). 

For the third year, IMSA’s Information Resource Center and student volunteers coordinated and hosted IMSA Community Family Reading Night for area elementary school students and their families.

Five students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) were named Regional Finalists in the prestigious national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy recently inducted 50 students from throughout Illinois into its newly-formed chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

AURORA— Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed Jay Budzik, Ph.D., founder and chief technology officer of Chicago-based MediaRiver (, to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Board of Trustees.

IMSA Class of 1998 Graduate Travis Schedler is the sole recipient of the 2008 American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Five-Year Fellowship. 

IMSA will provide problem-based learning professional development to Illinois teachers in a statewide public/private partnership to promote innovation-centered education. 

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AURORA— Four seniors at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) have qualified as semifinalists in the 2009 National Achievement® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for African-American high school students.

AURORA-- For the second consecutive year, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Class of 2008 graduate Jenny Iglesias of Aurora was one of only eight young women selected to compete on the U.S. team in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad.