Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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By Mike Abrahamson, IMSA Marketing

IMSA President Dr. Glenn W. “Max” McGee was honored by the Educational Research and Development Institute (ERDI) with the Mike Kneale Educational Excellence in Leadership Award, given to distinguished leaders in education.

By Michael Abrahamson, IMSA Marketing

IMSA Class of 2011 Graduate Mahi Singh recently had her Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) work published in Blood, a publication of the American Society of Hematology.

One team from IMSA received the highest ranking possible in the 15th annual international High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). Their performance placed IMSA among the top eight schools in the world in this year’s competition.

An IMSA senior is among only five from Illinois and 300 in the nation who were named Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) Semifinalists in the Annual Intel Science Talent Search.

IMSA Alumni Authors Ramez Naam '90 and Ryan Littrell '92 each recently released books, just in time for holiday gift-giving or beginning the new year with a new read.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has appointed IMSA Founding President and President Emerita Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall as a General Trustee of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

Six IMSA staff members completed the 2012 rigorous national certification process to become NBPTS-certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NPBTS) bringing to 33% the number of IMSA teachers now NBPTS-certified.

IMSA Science Faculty member Dr. Peter Dong is the latest in a string of IMSA science faculty members to win a statewide teaching award from the Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA).

IMSA Class of 2007 graduate Rhiana Gunn-Wright was named a Rhodes Scholar, one of only two to be named from the State of Illinois.

IMSA President Dr. Glenn W. "Max" McGee is interviewed in the Chicago Tribune story "School Report Cards to Change," citing the historic significance of the new Illinois School Report Card and why the change was long overdue.