Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Partner Institution

Type of institution


Institution location

Auro­ra, Illi­nois, Unit­ed States 

Institution website

About the institution

Illi­nois Math­e­mat­ics and Sci­ence Acad­e­my (IMSA) is one of the world’s lead­ing teach­ing and learn­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries for fos­ter­ing imag­i­na­tion and inquiry in STEM. An esteemed three-year res­i­den­tial high school in Illi­nois, IMSA was ranked among the top two pub­lic high schools in the U.S. by and includ­ed among the top 40 pub­lic and pri­vate col­lege and prepara­to­ry insti­tu­tions in the world by The Wall Street Jour­nal. IMSA’s mis­sion is to ignite and nur­ture cre­ative, eth­i­cal, sci­en­tif­ic minds that advance the human con­di­tion. IMSA’s rich learn­ing expe­ri­ences include the Stu­dent Inquiry and Research pro­gram, which encour­ages orig­i­nal stu­dent projects, student–researcher col­lab­o­ra­tions, and stu­dent publications.

Partner Representative

Dr. José M. Torres

Pres­i­dent of IMSA 


Type of partnership

Coor­di­nat­ing, mentee nom­i­nat­ing, men­tor nominating

Catchment area

Unit­ed States, Puer­to Rico, and inter­na­tion­al schools asso­ci­at­ed with the Inter­na­tion­al Stu­dent Sci­ence Net­work (ISSN), approx­i­mate­ly 100 schools