Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


Three high school juniors and one seventh grader won IMSA’s annual Power Pitch Competition for an oil recovery method and a smart cane that provides communication between the elderly and their caregivers.

Registration for all of our summer programs is now open. Click here for details and to apply. 

Equity and Excellence Impact Report 2018

See IMSA's 2018 Impact Report highlighting our contributions to educational innovation, equity and excellence in Illinois and beyond.

IMSA360 Spring 2018 Cover

IMSA360 continues to lead the way in educating and developing a diverse STEM pipeline of creative, ethical, and scientific innovators. Read how seven IMSA students wowed their audience at the prestigious MILCOM Conference, earning them internship offers  at the Naval Research Laboratory. 

Congratulations to 13 members of this year's State Chess Team and their coach, Don Porzio!

IMSA announced three alumni award winners - two Distinguished Leadership Awardees and one Titan Awardee - who are innovators in biomedical engineering, extreme environment robotics and science fiction and fantasy writing.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is pleased to announce that Dr. José Torres, President, has been named a finalist for 2018 Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program recently named 45 finalists from IMSA in its 2018 competition. IMSA finalists represent 27 different communities throughout Illinois. Nearly 25 percent of IMSA’s senior class are recognized as finalists.

Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Deputy Governor Leslie Munger and officials from IMSA  on Feb 23, 2018, announced the launch of the Illinois Bicentennial STEM Fusion campaign.

The IMSA Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick and Mr. Sergio Pereira to its 17 member governing body. Read more.