Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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The IMSA Board of Trustees honored four Alumni at a ceremony March 30, 2017 in recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of endeavor, to IMSA, and to the citizens of Illinois, our nation and the world. 

David Ying '17 Photo

IMSA Senior David Ying was the recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award for his work as tutor, both at IMSA and in the surrounding Aurora community, and his work with Goodwill. Congratulations David!

After seven rounds of chess played over two days where some individual games last more than 2 hours, IMSA emerged undefeated and claimed the state title.

Steve Chen Panelist

The days as a simple preposition are over for the word "into," at least at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora. Read full story here.

Ayan Agarwal Power Pitch 1st Prize Winner

IMSA senior Ayan Agarwal scored top cash prize for Blabl, a speech therapy app to engage speech-impaired children. 24 teams of budding entrepreneurs participated in the 9th annual competition.

On March 30, IMSA and esteemed alumnus, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, unveil the Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation and Inquiry (IN2).

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Ruth Dover

"It's really interesting to see this great diversity of topics and backgrounds of the people who use our technology," said founder and CEO Stephen Wolfram. "Each year we pick out a few people who we think have done really cool things."

Dr. Norman Storm Robinson III

IMSA announces the hire of Dr. Norman “Storm” Robinson III as the Executive Director for Professional Field Services, IMSA’s award-winning STEM education outreach programs. 

The National Merit® Scholarship Program recently named 54 semifinalists from IMSA in its 2017 competition. IMSA semifinalists represent 40 different communities throughout Illinois. Approximately 25% of IMSA’s senior class are recognized as semifinalists.