Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


National Achievement IMSA

Seven IMSA seniors have qualified as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for African-American high school students.

Sophomore Pranav Sivakumar TALENT Power Pitch winner Trisha Prabhu were two of only fifteen Global Finalists selected from the thousands of entrants to the 2014 Google Science Fair.

Staff members wrote an article published in ISTC's blog Catalyst, explaining how IMSA FUSION program can reverse the trend of students losing interest in STEM...

Following a national search, Dr. José M. Torres has been selected as the new President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. 

Knowing that our residence halls renovation project could experience some delays, as often happens in large-scale projects, in early June we set mid-July as the time to make a decision about whether we would need to delay the start of our 2014-15 academic year.

Pursue a higher-level, year long, in-depth study of a science topic of your choice. It’s time to RISE to the top! 

Eric to some, Dr. McLaren to others, died today, June 6, 2014, following a courageous four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.   

Ryan Chiu, a graduating senior from Grayslake, was recently hired for the summer as the Director of Mobile Application Development for the Chicago Sun-Times.


Science, mathematics and technology take the center stage in Summer@IMSA programs as students utilize discovery, exploration, and problem-solving in innovative ways.

An IMSA team led by Science Faculty Dr. Eric Hawker is one of five teams of high school student engineers that made it to the final round in a competition to build and test designs for radiation shields for NASA's new Orion spacecraft.