Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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

IMSA Seeks Applicants for Summer Enrichment Program

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

Summer Enrichment for Academics in Mathematics and Science (SEAMS) is designed to broaden minds and develop talent, interest and motivation for advanced studies in mathematics and science. SEAMS, one of IMSA’s PROMISE programs, is open to underrepresented minority students entering ninth grade in the fall.

SEAMS classes are held Monday-Friday from June 19 through July 1, 2010 at IMSA.  The application process is competitive for this nominal fee ($50.00) program and the application deadline is April 26, 2010.  For application and program information, contact the IMSA Office of Admissions at 630-907-5028 or (800) 500-IMSA, or via e-mail at The application also can be downloaded at

SEAMS engages students in the areas of mathematics, science and English.  In recent SEAMS programs, students learned exciting ways to apply mathematics and scientific principles by making slimy polymers, silly putty, rockets, CO2 powered race cars, catapults and hot air balloons.

SEAMS students have also enjoyed team-building activities such as off-campus trips to the local water park, bowling alley and minor league baseball park. Campus activities encourage leadership development through goal setting, planning and time management.

Students will be required to go home Friday afternoon June 25 through Sunday evening June 27. Parents are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from IMSA, although limited assistance may be available.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (
For information contact Adrienne Coleman, or 630-907-5079.