Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


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.

IN2 at IMSA logo


IN2, the Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Imagination and Inquiry is set to open this fall—the first innovation center of its kind in Illinois!

Two IMSA students were named regional finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, a prestigious designation that comes with a $1,000 scholarship.

Sweta Kotha

"Gender gap closing as more Fox Valley girls studying science, math"