Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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By IMSA Mathematics Faculty Member Dr. Vince Matsko

IMSA junior Corrine Madsen won first place nationally at Level 9 in the International Kangaroo Mathematics Competition hosted at the Academy.  More than 5,000,000 students in 40 countries participate, with approximately 2,600 students participating in the United States.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), will host a Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting of its new Chicago Field Office located at James R. Doolittle East School in Chicago on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m at the school to announce its unique partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

Patrick Hurst, a senior at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, was selected to be a member of the United States Physics Team. Only 20 students nationally are chosen for the 2009 team from a pool of more than 2,000 nominees.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy has been named one of only 18 nationwide finalists for the Intel Schools of Distinction.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) is seeking applicants for its summer residential enrichment program for underrepresented minority students.

The IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education (www.imsa.edu/giving) has received a $60,000 grant from the Tellabs Foundation to advance innovation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and learning at IMSA and beyond.

Nobel Laureate and IMSA Resident Scholar Dr. Leon Lederman is the recipient of the 2009 National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award.

A senior at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) is one of only two students from Illinois and among 40 in the nation who were named Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) Finalists.

Tickets are now available for the event IMSA – A Shining Star to be held Thursday, March 5, 2009 from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago and featuring Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy alumnus Dr. Scott Gaudi ’91, who received worldwide media attention for leading a team of 69 international astronomers in discovering a solar system similar to our own.

One team from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) received the highest ranking possible in the 11th annual international High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM).

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