Metro East Office K-12 Programs - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Metro East Office K-12 Programs

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy has moved beyond the walls of its internationally recognized Aurora, IL, campus to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and services across Southern Illinois. IMSA’s Belleville office offers STEM enrichment programs for area students, and professional development programs for educators.



Funshops are 2-hour, hands-on, fun-filled, STEM activities for students in grades 3-6. They are written by our fabulous IMSA curriculum writing team to capture your child’s natural curiosity and mimic the enterprise of doing real science.

Winter Survival Science

Grades 3-4

Have you ever trudged through deep snow? Do you sink into the snow as you walk or glide across the top? Living in a winter wonderland may be fun but it also comes with its own unique set of challenges… Come help us solve the Mystery of the Sinking Winter Critters and see if you can  engineer for our animal friends a (scientifically) better way to get around in the snow!

Grades 5-6

Ice is always cold….or is it? Create your own “hot” ice using chemistry! Chemical reactions will also help you survive outside in the frigid winter air. Engineer your own hand warmers to keep the frostbite away as the temperature continues to plunge.

  • November 15, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    C. A. Hennings Elementary School, 520 E. US Hwy. 40, Troy, IL 62294
    Cost:  $30 (pizza included)

  • December 7, 9:30 am – 12 noon

    BelleValley School, 2465 Amann Drive, Belleville, IL  62220
    Cost:  $25 (pizza not included)

Questions? Please contact:

  • Dawn Waller, M.S.
    IMSA Metro East Field Office Coordinator