Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


IMSA will have a variety of special events on Saturday, September 26 to celebrate Homecoming and to honor recipients of the annual Board of Trustees Alumni Awards.

IMSA’s newly-installed solar panels – part of the IMSA Energy Center – are already providing substantive benefits to the campus and the environment, offsetting 759 pounds of carbon dioxide in the first 85 days alone.

The Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting of IMSA’s New Metro-East Field Office located at Lindenwood University – Belleville Campus, featuring Illinois State Senator James F. Clayborne Jr. and IMSA President Dr. Max McGee, will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

IMSA Class of 1995 Graduate Piyush Gupta, a researcher at the Broad Institute, is co-first author of a study recently published in the journal Cell showcasing the discovery of a chemical that can kill cancer stem cells.

IMSA's Summer Sleuths summer program held at Unity Point Elementary School in Carbondale for students entering grades 6-9 in the fall is showcased in an article in The Southern as well as in an online video.

IMSA was named one of eight winning projects from four states in the 2009 It's Your Environment Virtual Environment Fair sponsored by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in partnership with East Aurora School District 131, West Aurora School District 129, private schools of Aurora and City of Aurora Youth Services, hosted the inaugural Aurora Leadership Institute summer camp.

The IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education ( received a $75,000 Innovation Generation Grant from the Motorola Foundation to help spark Illinois students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) has invited 252 Illinois students to enroll this fall as members of its sophomore class, the Class of 2012.

IMSA Class of 1994 graduate and writer/director Jenny Deller’s feature film project Future Weather  was named one of 10 semi-finalists in the Netflix FIND Your Voice Film Competition.