Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


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 ( 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).

AURORA – A member of the Fine Arts faculty at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) has successfully completed all of the requirements to receive certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

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.