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.


2019 Summer Programs
  • June 10-14, Edwardsville
  • June 24-28, O’Fallon
  • July 15-19, Belleville

Each week/location above, students will explore the following topics:

  • Makey-Takey (students rising into grades 3-4):  Calling all mini-Makers! Have you ever wanted to develop and assemble your own toy? Light up your creations? Build a waterslide? Students will hone their inquiring, designing, creating, and building skills on multiple engaging projects.
  • Space & Weather (students rising into grades 5-6):  Students will have to “think like an astronaut (or aerospace engineer or meteorologist)” in order to take on a series of space/weather-related challenges including how to design space gear that can withstand the harsh environs of outer space, capture lightning in a bottle, and use chemical reactions to launch rockets
  • Oceanography (students rising into grades 7-8):  Students will model fascinating ocean-phenomena like bioluminescence underwater icicles! They will also perform dissections of marine creatures (including a squid) and engineer their own submarine!
For more information, visit our Summer@IMSA webpage, including how to register or apply for a scholarship.

Questions? Please contact:

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