ILLINOIS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY r'— IIVISA •■^ Pioneering Edueational Commimity Volume Id No. I • Winter 2002 IMSA Book Portraits of Great American Scientists Available in Bookstores Nationwide V ( / lio sa>s a group of dedicated ' \ ' high school students can't have their first book published before the age of 19? The book. Portraits of Great American Scientists was officially unveiled November 14 during a press conference attended by Chicagoland and New York media at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The book was written by IMSA students (see hst) to help educate youth about the field of science as a career choice. "When we say that high school students shouldn't have to wait until they graduate from college to make meaningful contributions to humanity, we truly mean it," said IMSA President Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall. "This is a perfect example of that." How does a person become a scientist? What special talents, aptitudes and qualities of character are needed? IMSA students tackled these H s s questions and more in writing 15 biographies including those of astronauts Sally Ride and Story Musgrave. and Nobel Laureates Dr. F. Sherwood Rowland (chemistry) and Dr. Charles Townes (physics). SuperCroc finder Dr. Paul Sereno said student author Grace Yang of Chicago was able to portray "the core of who I am" better than professional journalists. "This book is the first time a writer captured what 1 feel like when I make a major discovery-that excitement-and explained it in a way that makes absolute sense," Sereno said. Nobel Laureate and IMSA Resident Scholar Dr. Leon Lederman and Dr. .ludith Scheppler. coordinator of student inquiry, served as co-editors of the book. The book represents a collaboration of IMSA's Great Minds Program and the IMSA Student Inquiry and Research Program. The Great Minds Program supports IMSA's (Cont'd, on page 3) Portraits of Great American Scientists IMSA Student Authors Student Author Hometown Stephanie R. AUewalt* . . Batavia Margaret Anderson Chicago Nia Dukov Chicago M. Blaine Eubanks Eldorado Elizabeth Gilbert Makando Anne Halsall Algonquin Douglas Heintz Pana *Gniduatf of Balavia Hish School Student Author Hometown Susan Johnson St. Charles Noah Lauricella .... Dwight Kelly McArdle Elmwood Park Erica Ruddy Aurora Mike Stukel Joliet Margaret Wat Naperville Maria Wilson Quincy Grace Yang Chicago 1 5th Anni\ersary Gala 4 Intel Finalist 3 Great Minds Program Exents 5 IMSA Kids Institute 6 Robert H. Malott Photo Dedication 4 News in Brief 7 r^lMSA Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 1500 West Sullivan Road Aurora, Illinois 60506-1000 630/907-5000 BOARD OF TRiSTEES Sheila MB Gnffin Pivsideiii Griffin Holdings 1st Vice-Chairman Dr. Luis Nufiez Chemist Separation Science and Technolog}' Section Argonne National Laboratory 2nd Vice-Chairman Steve Isoye Curriculum Leader for Science Warren Township High School IVustees Dr. Victoria Chou Dean College of Education University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Joseph Cipfl Executive Director Illinois Community College Board Dr. Sherry R. Eagle Superintendent Aurora West School District #129 John H. McEachem Jr. President Wayne Circuits Incorporated Kevin Murphy Science Teacher Lyons Township High School James D. Pearson President Aurora Metals Di\ ision L.L.C. Dr. Chns Quigg Senior Theoretical Physicist Fermi National Accelerator Laborator>' Dr. Marsha R. Rosner Director The Ben May Institute for Cancer Research The University of Chicago Dr. Keith Sanders Executive Director Illinois Board of Higher Education Jesus Manuel Sosa Administrator Chicago Public Schools, Region One Sharon Tenhouse Teacher and Parent Educator Community Unit School District #2 (Liberty. IL) Dr. Michael S. Turner Department Chairman Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics The University of Chicago Respicio Vazquez Superintendent Illinois State Board of Education President Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall N0K4 is published three times a year by the IMSA Office of Advancement. Send comments or questions to: Editor and Writer Brenda Buschbacher brendaitf unsaedu From IMSA's Resident Scholar kf Dear IMSA Shareholders. Lha\e enjoyed organizing the Great Minds Program which brings extraordinary leaders to the IMSA community. These creative and imaginative leaders represent all spheres of hiunan activity. As role models, they enable our perceptive students to recognize and resonate with those rare abilities to think creatively. This fall we enjoyed Marvin Minsky, the founder of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and Horner Hickam. author of the book (and movie) October Sky . We heard the Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market, Alfred R. Berkeley III. tell us how the investment market fuels American business, and Robert Pritzker. founder of the Marmon Group, tell of the art and science of ethical and profitable business creation. In mid-March, we welcomed Admiral William Owens, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who told us about the complexities of the post 9/1 1 world. The Great Minds Program led us to a new venture. Dr. Judith Scheppler and I decided, somewhat over two years ago, to see if IMSA students could collaborate about great American scientists. Fifteen students rose to the challenge, selected their favorite scientists out of a pool of a hundred or so, read about them, interviewed them by telephone, wrote, rewrote and re-rewrote their chapters. The resulting book Portraits of Great American Scientists (Prometheus Press) empasizes the youthful experiences and career decisions of scientists including Nobel Laureates Charles Townes and Sherwood Rowland, Astronauts Sally Ride and Story Musgrave and eleven other scientists spanning the disciplines from cultural anthropology to string theory. To my knowledge, this is another first- high school students collaborating to write a book that is selling well in bookstores, and online. It is rny belief that IMSA graduates will begin to make their mark in the world at large, and in Illinois in particular, during the next decade as they take their places in our society and apply their knowledge and skills to advance the human condition. Finally, on April 27th. IMSA will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a posh black tie gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Guests include friends of IMSA and leading figures in politics, business and academia. The gala also will celebrate my (heh. heh) 80th birthday. Your attendance will provide meaningful support of IMSA. For ticket information, contact IMS.As Office of Advancement at (630) 907-5033 or stpierre(a imsa.edu. Sincerelv. Dr. Leon M. Lederman Resident Scholar. IMSA Great Minds Program IMSA Student Named Finalist in Prestigious National Science Competition Two Other IMSA Students Named Semifinalists LMSA senior K.evin \ang of Naperville was named one of 40 national finalists in the Intel Scienee Talent Seareh Competition. Yang was one of only five finalists from Illinois. Finalists attended the si.x-day Science Talent Institute in Washington. DC. March 6-1 1 where they were judged by top scientists from a variety of disciplines The top ten scholarship winners were announced at an awards ceremony. ^'ang is the son of Jan-Chin and Margaret Yang of Naperville. His award- winning research project is entitled Oiuintilativc Model oj Electwphoretic Mobility of Oligomeric B-DNA. Two other IMSA students also were named semifinalists in the competition mcluding Zhihao Liu of Lisle for the pi'oject The Nearest Neighbor Rule Representation of Boolean l-'iincinms and Grace Woo of DeKalb for Conveniional Caleuhis anil \foilern Fuzzy Approaeh to Optimization. In his research project. Yang created a mathematical model of how short strands of DN A, or other short ionic polymers, travel through gel during electrophoresis. For many years, scientists have tried to understand the properties of short strands of DNA. This model someday could help scientists to understand how short strands of DNA function within the body and could result in the development of new- techniques to study DNA. In the Intel competition (formerly Westinghouse), primary emphasis is placed on a written report of an independent science, mathematics or engineering research project. An Kevin )<;/;<,' entry form, designed to elicit evidence of creativity and interest in science, alsii is required, along with a high school transcript. recommendations and standardized test scores. Yang plans to attend college in the fall to pursue a career in teaching and research. Fie is IMSA's //■/?/; finalist in this prestigious competition. Other IMSA finalists included Rowan Lockwood '89, Elizabeth Pine "93. Tra\ is Schedler 'QS and Keith Winstem"^'-). IMSA Book Available in Bookstores (continued from co\er) learning agenda by creating unique teaching and learning opportunities to help shape mathematics and science education;i public policy in Illinois and the nation. I MSA's cornerstone educational experience, the Student Inquiry and Research Program, enables stLidents to pursue ■■:*■ ■■ ■r-^ ^1 IMS.i Resident Scliolar and Xalicl Laureate Dr Leon LcJcrnian signs autographs for his admirers. compelling questions of interest, conduct original research, and collaborate with other students, mentors, scholars, researchers and inventors throughout the world. Future student projects in the Student Inquiry and Research Program mav include other hociks pidl'iiiivj nuted scientists. /A/.V.l Technical Services .Siipcriisar ./can /irgger is thrilled to get an aulograph Irani worhl-rcnuw iicd dinnsaur liiinler Dr. Paul Serenn. o IMSA FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman President James R. Thompson Dr. Philip H. Francis Partner and Chairman of Managing Partner [he Executive CommUtee Mascon Winston & Strawn Vice President Vice President William J. White Robert H. Malott Pmfessor Retired Chairman & CEO Northwestern University FMC Corporation Secretary/Treasurer Susan S. Schanlaber President and CEO The Landmark Group of Companies Directors Michael J. Birck Andrew M. Oh. '89 Chairman Associate-Equirv Research Tellabs. Inc. JP Morgan Chase G. Thomas Castino James D. Pearson Vice Chairman of President the Corporation Aurora Metals Division. Underwriters LLC. Laboratories. Inc. James T Schaefer Dr, Floyd L. English Real Estate Considtani Chairman (Retired) Andrew Corporation Honey Jacobs Skinner David J. Geary Partner Vice President and General Sidley & Austin Manager Coinergence Sobitions William A. VanSanten Lucent Technologies Partner Wood, Phillips. VanSanten. Joanne B. Hansen Clark and Mortimer President Hansen-Fumas Foundation Joset Wright Retired President Leon Jackson .\meritech Illinois President Mulli-Fac Corporation Linda Anderson* Civic Leader James R. Lancaster Retired Executive Roger E. Anderson* Vice President Retired Cfiairman and CEO First Chicago NBD Corp Continental Bank of Chicago Richard A. Lumpkin Chairman and CEO Consohdated Communications. Inc. * Honorary Members \ice President for Ad\ancement, IMSA Cathenne C Veal "Pnnted by Authont\ of the State of Illinois. 6.500 03 02. Purchase Order No. 310991;' Save the Date for IMSA's 15th Anniversary Gala! n April 27, 2002, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a black-tie gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. The event will honor those who champion bold ideas and also will celebrate the 80th birthday of IMSA Resident Scholar and Nobel Laureate Dr. Leon Lederman. Honorees include Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert; .lohn D. Goeken, chairman and chief executive officer of the Goeken Group and Founder of MCI; and the founding members of the IMSA Board of Trustees. Honorary chairmen for the event include Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hasten, Governor George H. Ryan and Michael J. Birck, chairman of Tellabs, Inc. Gala co-chairmen for the event include Robert H. Malott, vice president of the IMSA Fund Board of Directors and retired chairman and chief executive officer of FMC Corporation, and IMSA Class of 1990 Graduate Beth Malecha of Addison. U.S. Navy Lieutenant Beth Malecha is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and flew F-14 Tomcats while attached to the VF-21 1 off the aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis. A recent graduate of the Top Gun school, Beth now is a tactics instructor for fleet F-14 squadrons. For more information contact IMSA's Office of Advancement at (630)907-5033. Malott Nature Photographs Dedicated he James D. Pearson Hall at the Illinois Mathematics and Scienci Academy hardly looks like a typical large academic lecture hall. While many halls ha\e demonstration tables, rows of chairs and audio-visual equipment, they typically do not have 24 strikingly beautiful nature photographs adorning their walls. But IMSA does, thanks to the artistry and generosity of Robert H. Malott. Malott. retired chairman and chief executive officer of FMC Corporation and vice president of the IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education, took the photographs of penguins, bears and other animals in their natural habitats from the North Pole to the South Pole and contributed them to IMS.A. On January 28. 2002. students, staff and other guests gathered to formally dedicate the collection. IMSA President R.^hcn II \Lil,,it Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall said that the photographs remind students and staff of the "sacred dimensions" in life. "In our culture, a culture seemingly driven by acquisition, competition and consumption, it is so easy to ignore those dimensions of our humanity that give us meaning and purpose," Marshall said. "It is also very easy to devalue the sacred dimensions of our lives. Nature is one of those sacred dimensions," she said. 2001-2002 Great Minds Program Events /);: Marvin Miusky. cii-finiiulcr af the MIT Anijkial liiiclligencc Labonttoiy. prest'nted I he first Great Mliuis Program community lecture. Computers, Emotions and Common Sense. Minsky is best known as one of the pioneers of intelligence-based mechanical robotics and telepresence. Homer Hicham, retired N.4S.4 aerospace engineer and author of the hit movie and best-selling book October Sky, meets with IMSA students during a booksigning following his lecture. .-iuthor Homer Hicham presented We Are Proud of Who We .Are: Wisdom from a Small Town that Will Change Your Life to .students and staff at f.\f.SA in October M. \k^' lois \flatherTia 'andSc, GREAT MINDS PROGRAM IMSA President Dr Stephanie Pace Marshall (second from right) welcomes Tellabs. Inc. Chairman Michael J. Birck, Tellabs Fouiulation Executive Director Meredith Hilt (far left) and Tellabs Foundation Board Member Carol Gavin. The Great Minds Program is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Tellabs Foundation. Photos by Dean Kaus Photography 400+ Attend First IMSA Kids Institute Open House; New Weekend and Summer Programs Unveiled \ j I hat's three years old has more ^sW ^^^'^ ^^^ '^8^ ^"'^ grows very quickly? The answer is the IMSA Kids Institute! The Kids Institute (KI) works with more than 150 IMSA students in inquiry, educational projects and senior research projects that benefit younger students. The first IMSA Kids Institute Open House on Saturday January 1 9 featured a variety of new school year weekend programs and 2002 summer camps (see chart). Other features of the KI Open House were hands-on activities from Kids Institute programs including Project READ. Science Explorers and the Rail Science CD-ROM. SciTech Hands-On Museum in Aurora and an origane (folded metal) demonstration by artist Lane Allen of Batavia also were featured. IMSA Students Key to KI Success Much of the success and growth of Kids Institute programming can be attributed in large part to the leadership of IMSA students. For example, senior Eric Bowden of Sycamore created the new-and- improved Kids Institute website (www.imsa.edu/kidsinstitute) featuring many interactive features for visitors including Mars Online. In addition to Bowden, IMSA senior Sandra Garcia of Cicero is translating targeted Kids Institute materials into Spanish for the bilingual community as part of her senior research project. Seniors Chris Young of Westchester and Paul Malina of Hickory Hills are also leading year-round programming efforts. IMSA students also are helping to ""grow" Project READ by tutoring students at Johnson Elementary in East Aurora and preparing for the first READ-ln this spring for the general public. KI Welcomes New Sponsors The IMSA Kids Institute is pleased to announce three new major sponsors of Kids Institute programming for the 2001- 2002 year The City of Aurora awarded a grant of 530,000 for operations and Aurora summer program scholarships. The Kids Institute was also the recipient of the BP Leader Award in Math and Science in IMSA Kids Institute 2002 Summer Camps For students entering grades 3-4 Science Explorers. Jr. (June 1 7-2 1 ). The day camp features hands-on discovery, computer work and group sharing. For students entering grades 5-6 Science Explorers (July 29-Aug. 2). Sponsored by BP, the day camp features activities on renewable and non- renewable energy (solar energy, fossil fuels, natural gas and wind energy), culminating in a group presentation. For students entering grades 7-8 Explorations in Science (June 1 7-2 1 ). The day cajjja fe| tiles laboratory activities, BRWroup work in modern molecular biology, satellite imagery, and physics principles. For students entering grades 7-9 Three sessions will be offered: December This award not only launches a new partnership with BP and their employees, but a S20,000 grant to sponsor Real Science 2002, Science Explorers and a teacher inservice next fall. The third sponsor, 3M, recently donated S5,000 to support Institute programs. Future Kids Instimte projects include expanding Saturday enrichment workshops and developing the new KI campus workspace to accommodate innovative student ideas and future programs. To register for Kids Institute programs, call (630)907-5987 or email summerprograms(a imsa.edu. Math+Science 4 Girls (July 7-12). This residential camp for girls integrates concepts in ii^h|«nlnce, technology and researcFreprTmclude: financial investing agents, medicine, forensic science, aerodynamics and astronomy. Summer Sleuths (July 22-25). In this day camp, students use science, social science and Internet tools to solve a real-world problem and present their solutions to a panel of experts. Digital Art (July 29- August 2). In this day camp, students turn digital photographs and videos into computer files for a web site or other portfolio. For students entering grades 8-9 Math Explorers (June 24-28). This day camp features topics of mathematics including patterns of art and music, fractals, games, codes, Pascal's triangle, taxicab geometry, and chromatic numbers. E W S B R Professional Contributions IMSA President Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall presented The Report of the National Reseaivh Council on Programs oj Advanced Study in Math and Science in American High Schools at the National Conference of the American Academy of Advancement of Science in February in Boston. MA. Dr. Steven Rogg, research and professional development specialist, served on a grant proposal merit re\ie\v panel for the National Science Foundations Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education. This meeting was held November 1-3. 2001 at the National Science Foundation offices in Arlington. VA. Science teachers Chris Kawa, Dr. Branson Lawrence and Josie VVallmuth presented a session on IMSA's Scientific Inquiries program at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers in October in Bloomington-Normal. During the meeting. Dr. Lawrence was elected president of the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers. Dr. David Barr, director for development of on-line resources, made presentations on IMSA's Internet Toolkit at the Illinois State Library Media Association conference in October and the Treasure Mountain Research Conference in November in Indianapolis. IN. English teacher .Audrey Wells co-presented From Frankenstein to Brave ;Vfir l!<(/7(/ /() Teletubhies: Media Literacy in Grades S-12 at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in October in Springfield. IL. Wellness teacher Barbara Baber presented IMSA IVellness -An Integrative Approach to Health and Physical Education at the Illinois Association of Health. Physical Education. Recreation and Dance state convention. Dr. Linda Brazdil, coordinator of the Smithsonian Network, presented Classroom Research on Innovative Approaches in Mathematics and Science at the annual conference of the School Science and Mathematics Association in November in Batav ia. IL. Dr. Susan Bisinger. coordniator for .Alternative Certit'icaiion. presented Oiialitv Criteria for Professional Development at the National Staff Development Council annual conference in December in Colorado. Dr. Raymond Dagenais, curriculum and assessment leader in science, presented Mentoring Applications. Math teachers Dr. Steven Condie, Ruth Dover. Dr. Micah Fogel. Dr. Michael Kevton. Dr. Janice Krouse. Dr Don Porzio and Susan Eddins all made presentations at the annual meeting of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics in October in Peoria, IL. Dr. Steven Rogg, research and professional development specialist, and Dr. Robert Brazzle, science professional development leader for IMSA 2U61. co-presented IMSA 2(161 : Making Time for Explorations in Science at the annual meeting of the Illinois Science Teachers Association in October in Peoria. IL. Science teacher Laura Nickerson (IMSA Class of 1992) was one of only 16 physics teachers nationwide selected as a new participant in the Physics Teaching Resource Agent (PTRA) program, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. As a result, she is now certified to conduct workshops for other physics teachers. Nickerson (on right in photo below) is congratulated by IMSA Board of Trustees Chairman Sheila MB Griffin. IMSA Chief of Security Jim Bondi served as chairman of a committee of Chicagoland high school security directors who developed a training program for high school security guards. The program is available free of charge on the Illinois Association of School Administrators website at vvvvvv.iasaedu.oriz. Deb Gerdes, professional development leader for Problem-based Learning, presented a series of workshops on PBL design in .lanuary and February to teachers in Normal and Wilmington. IL. Matt Wicks, director of virtual learning and co-chair of the Illinois Virtual High School, presented infomiation about the Illinois Virtual High School during the Illinois Gifted Education Conference December 4 in St. Charles, IL. New Board Chairman The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Board of Trustees has elected Sheila MB Griffin as its new chairman. Cjriffin. former Vice President and Director of the Strategic Marketing Office at Motorola, recently retired after a 22-year distinguished global career Griffin is currently president of Griffin Holdings, a strategic and marketing consulting firm for start-ups and established businesses. Griffin has served the State of Illinois for 16 years. In 1985, she was appointed bv Gov ernor James Thompson as a founding IMSA trustee. She was reappointed in 1995 by Governor Jim Edgar and in 199'^ by Governor George Ryan. Dr. Chris Quigg and Dr. \ ictoria Chou have been appointed to the IMSA Board of Trustees. Quigg is a senior theoretical physicist at Fermi National .Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. IL. He is internationally known for his studies of heav y quarks and his insights into particle interactions at ultrahigh energies. Chou is dean and professor of the College of Education at the University of llhnois-Chicago. She directs a teacher preparation initiative to increase the supply of quality teachers for Chicago's highest-need schools. The IMSA hvcellence 2000- Program continues to expand with the addition of seven new school sites in the program's second year The 2001-2002 school sites include schools in Chicago, Des Plaines. Kankakee. Champaign. (^Xiincy. Marion, and Danville. (Cont'd, on page 8) News in Brief (continued from page 7) First-year pilot sites included schools in Chicago. Rockford Oswego. Springfield Belleville. Hillsboro. Each site serves approximately 30 students and two teachers. The goals of IMSA E.xcellence 2000+ include increasing students" interest, involvement, and literacy in science and mathematics. In addition, the program will enhance the knowledge and skills of middle school science and mathematics teachers. For more information, see the program s web site at www.imsa.edu;'centei7e2k . Student Achievements A total of 39 IMSA seniors qualified as semifinalists in this year s National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition. In addition, one student qualified as a scholar finalist in the National Hispanic Recognition Program and four students qualified as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Black American high school students. A total of 52 IMSA students were inducted into Mu Alpha Theta. the national mathematics honorary society. More information on the IMSA chapter can be found at www. imsa.edu/ org/mao/indexframeMain.htm. A total of seven IMSA students were designated as Illinois All-State musicians by the Illinois Music Educators Association. IMSA students Keisha VMIIianis of Kankakee. Sarah Walter of West Chicago and Sandra Garcia of Berwyn, and IMSA foreign language teacher VVilla Shultz served as co-leaders of a Di\ersity Appreciation/Prejudice Reduction workshop, sponsored by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park. IL. Keith Mcintosh. IMSA assistant director of student leadership development, was selected as an Olympic Torchbearer for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. Keith was nominated for his "inspiration to others and to his community." Congratulations Keith !! r^lMSA Illinois Mathematics and Science .\cademy 1500 West Sulli\an Road Aurora. Illinois 60506-1000 NON PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID AURORA, IL PERMIT NO. 129 Address Service Requested \isit us on the World \\ ide Web! http:/Av\v\v.imsa.edu/ Altlwiigh lit' strive for ucciirucy. if you see an error in your mailing label please call the Office of Ailvancemcnt (630) 907-5033. LLINOIS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY |J_||y|^y\ A Piunet'riiig Educational CiitniniDUty Volume 16 No. 2 • Sprini; 2002 Information Updated in t: From the IMSA President ■ar IMSA Shareholders This is a difficult summer at IMSA. This issue of NOVA was set to go to press before the unprecedented mid-June decision by the Governor and General Assembly to reduce IMSAs budget by S2.5 million. As a result of this action, 1 felt compelled to write to you, our constituents, to explain the se\ere impact of these cuts on our programs and staff Currently, we are cutting 19.7% of state-fijnded staff positions and reducing a number of programs and services for IMSA students, other Illinois students and Illinois teachers. As you may know, IMSA is part of the higher education system for budget purposes. While the final-round reduction for the public universities and colleges was 6.5%, IMSA's S2.5 million reduction was 15.7% of our total budget and 24% of our personal services line item (the line item that funds staff positions/salaries). IMSAs total appropriations decrease from Fiscal Year 02 to Fiscal Year 03 is 18.6"n (a total of S3.1 million). We clearly understood the challenging economic times our State and most states faced, and we understood that our elected officials had to make ery difficult choices regarding budget cuts and revenue enhancements. As a state agency under the budget authority of the Board of Higher Education, IMSA believed we must participate in the budge reduction plan and take our "fair share" reduction - as all higher education institutions must. But our reduction was not a fair share. Our reduction was a grossly disproportionate share. IMSA is a jewel in the State of Illinois and to dinunish its light compromises the long-term needs of our State. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy has been a source of ision. inspiration. inno\ation atid leadership in education. By all measures and standards, we ha\e been an exemplar. .As we work to restore IMS.As capacity to scr\c the needs and mterests of the People of Illinois, we now must reengage our elected officials and the public at large in the "big questions" that led to IMSAs creation in the first place: Is it still important to our State to stimulate students" interests and develop their talents in mathematics, science and technology? Is it still important to our State to address its acute shortage of well-qualified mathematics and science teachers? Is the development of exemplary talent in mathematics, science and technology still iewed as critical to our democracy and national security? How important is it to our state to address student achievement gaps in mathematics and science, and its critical need to build a highly skilled and scientifically literate workforce for the future? In 1985. the State said "yes!" to a bold and bra\e idea. It is time we re-affirm this commitment. Lets say "yes!" again. Sincerelv. Stephanie Pace Marshall. Ph.D. IMSA President 15th Anni\ersary Gala 5 21st Century Information Fluency Program 2 Foundation Grants 4 Harris Hall Dedication 3 IMSA Alumni 6 Service to Illinois 7 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 1500 West Sullivan Road Aurora, Illinois 60506-1000 630/907-5000 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chairman Sheila MB Griffin PresUion Griffin Holdings 1st Vice-Chairman Dr. Luis Nuiiez Chemist Separation Science ami Technology Section Argonne National Laboratory 2nd Vice-Chairman Steve Isoye Curhcuhtm Leader for Science Warren Township High School Trustees Dr. Victoria Chou Dean College of Education University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Joseph Cipfl Presic/ent/CEO Illinois Community College Board Dr. Sherry R. Eagle Superintendent Aurora West School District #129 Dr. Dan La Vista Executive Director Illinois Board of Higher Education John H. McEachern Jr. Retired President/CEO Wayne Circuits Incorporated Kevin Murphy Science Teacher Lyons Township High School James D. Pearson President Aurora Metals Division L.L.C. Dr. Chris Quigg Senior Theoretical Physicist Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Dr. Marsha R. Rosner Director The Ben May Institute for Cancer Research The University of Chicago Jesus Manuel Sosa Administrator Chicago Public Schools. Region One Sharon Tenhouse Teacher and Parent Educator Community Unit School District #2 (Liberty, IL) Dr. Michael S, Turner Department Chairman Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics The University of Chicago Respicio Vazquez Superintendent Illinois State Board of Education President Dr. Stephar : Pace Marshall M0K4 is published three times a year by the IMSA Office of Advancement. Send comments or questions to: Editor and Writer Brenda Buschbacher brendafaimsa.edu 21st Century Information Fluency Program to Help Bridge Digital Divide in Illinois Speaker Hastert hails program as "potential national model" By Catherine C. Veal i- 1 —his fall, the Illinois Mathematics |_ and Science Academy will launch a statewide program to enhance the information fluency skills of Illinois teachers and students by providing a powerful "Information Fluency Toolkit" to middle and high school libraries in Illinois. IMSAs 21st Century Information Fluency Program will build the capacity of librarians, educators and students in Illinois to locate, evaluate and use digital information resources productively. School librarians will participate in online learning experiences selected from a menu of courses, workshops and self-directed learning opportunities designed to enhance their information skills and leadership abilities. Librarians then will recruit teachers from their school or district to work with them to develop lesson plans that incorporate 21st century information skills into their curriculum. The teachers will implement those plans in their classrooms and a comprehensive assessment strategy will measure teacher and student progress towards learning objectives. The program will provide the hardware and software to bring participating schools up to the minimum technological standard needed to enable them to make good use of digital information resources. IMSA's 21st Century Information Fluency program is aligned with national standards including the National Educational Technology Standards, the American Association of School Libraries Information Power standards, and the Illinois Learning Standards that guide the development and implementation of curriculum in Illinois schools. The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2002-03, IMSA will develop and test customized materials and software, build a the technology infrastructure to support the program and pilot the program in 100 school libraries. If funded in subsequent years, the number of schools, librarians, teachers and students who participate in the program will grow. Congressinan and Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert calls IMSAs program a "potential national model" and a substantive way to help the nation meet its "no child left behind" commitment. "Once again, IMSA has stepped forward to meet an important state and national need," Hastert said. "This program will help ensure that more teachers and students have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to use the Internet to improve learning. This is especially critical in urban, rural and small town schools where the digital divide is most pronounced." Initially, IMSA will serve schools based on need and readiness - need as established by a survey of existing capabilities and readiness as evidenced by a schools willingness and ability to commit the time and energy needed to participate successfully. The program will be led by Dr David Barr, director of online learning at IMSA. An advisory panel of representatives from four key partners, the Illinois School Library Media Association, Illinois Virtual High School, Illinois Digital Academic Library and Illinois (Cont'd, on page 3) ^JS' IMSA Names First Residence Hail By Catherine C. Veal — or years, tlie IMSA community united for tiie right time to name its first residence hail. On May 7. 2002. tlie moment finally arrived and in a special dedication program Hall 1501 became "Harris Hall" in honor of Bette and the late Nelson Harris of Highland Park. "Today [this hall] moved from merely a building to a symbol of a cherished relationship," IMSA President Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall said. King Harris, Kathy Harris and Toni Paul (pictured above) represented their parents at the dedication, and Nelson's brother Irving Harris also attended, joining IMSA staff, students, alumni and civic officials for the long-awaited milestone. During the program, IMSA Trustee .lohn H. McEachern Jr. unveiled the dedication plaque which now hangs in the lobby of Harris Hall: Thniiiglunit iheir iiiiirc than 60-year partnership, Bette am! Neison Harris dedicated their energy to helping others improve their lives. Beginning in 1992. the Harrises contributed generously to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy supporting the Harris Institute for Problem-based Learning. IMSA Excellence 201)0+ and die IMSA Great Minds Program. For their generous spirit and unparalleled commitment to the students, teachers, and People of Illinois, the Board of Trustees proudly dedicates this residence hall in their honor —Dedicated Mav 7. 2002 IMSA President Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall called Neison and Bette Harris "natural partners of IMSA" because of their willingness to "to think out of the bo.\ and to try approaches to problems others dismissed." In the early 1990s, Marshall asked Neison Harris to consider funding the development and scale-up of IMSA's promising yet fledgling problem-based learning program. She told him IMSA needed "pioneers who will see the power and possibility of the vision and belie\e in it — even though it's unproven - and people who will invest in an idea." Harris stepped forward w ith a S750,000 commitment, the first of several major contributions to IMSA's work, the most recent being a S933,50() commitment to the IMSA E.xcellence 2000+ after-school enrichment program for Illinois middle school students. Dr. Linda Schielke, director of The Centerfa IMSA, spoke for the "thousands of grateful educators and students who have benefited from kindness, vision and generosity" of the Harris Family Foundation. "More than 20,000 students and teachers have been directly impacted by our teachings, while tens of thousands more have benefited from our publications and online resources," Schielke said. "The generosity of one family has made a difference in thousands of other families aroLind the world." IMSA junior Jady Hsin of Carbondalc a resident of Harris Hall, added: ". . .within these walls - these white walh and brown carpets and blue furniture - I have garnered some of IMSA's greatest experiences and treasures, both personal and intellectual... "It is people such as yourselves that pave the way for our futures - the future of our American society and for the greater global community," he said. King Harris, chairman of Harris Holdings Inc., thanked IMSA for its contributions to other students and teachers throughout Illinois. "...It is easy to give money to an institution. It is far harder to put a dream into reality," Harris said. "You have Pictiircil llcfl to ii:.ilill Tiiiii I'liiil. Kiiii: Hum ami KiilliY I turns pidiullv ilispUiv llie pliujuv lidiiiiruii; llicir iiiotlicr and lallier. Belle and die late \ei.siiii Harris. U-S25Si.r^ ^ \ a^ B^^^^^ ' III ^ w H iSs ^m;^ ^-■■1 % IM y^^- -^ mNhb ^^^ _ -'^^ 1*^ 1 1^1 ■■ ll n ^ ■lV =W M w IM directly changed the lives of well over 1,000 young women and men. You have also affected the lives of thousands of other people via your outreach program. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished!" Information Fluency (continued from page 2) Century Network, will assist IMSA staff and program participants. Barr notes the significance of working with librarians in a program such as this. "School libraries have traditionally been the place where Information resources have been housed," he said. "To continue to serve teachers and students In the 2 1 st century, libraries need to become libraries without walls, providing access to digital multi-media information." Contributors: Dr. David Barr and Christine Bodine IMSA FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers Honorary Chairman President James R Thompson Dr. Phihp H. Francis Pcirlncr .im/ aniirmun »/ Prcsu/cnt ilu- Exccunvc Commuicc Group Francis. LLC Winston & Strawn Vice President Vice President William J. White Robert H, Malott Professor Retired Chairman & CEO Northwestern University FMC Corporation Treasurer Secretary* Susan S. Schanlaber Catherine C. Veal President and CEO ( "ice President The Landmark Group for Advancement of Companies IMSA Directors John F. Bcrgcr James D. Pearson Chairman and CEO President Universal Internet Aurora Metals Division, Properties. Inc. L.L.C. Michael J. Birck William J. Podl Chairman Chairman and CEO Tellabs. Inc. Doran Scales, Inc. G. Thomas Castino James T Schaefer Consultant to the President Real Estate Consultant Underwriters (Retired) Laboratories. Inc. Honey Jacobs Skinner Dr, Floyd L. English Partner Chairman Sidley Austin Brown Andrew Corporation &Wood Michael W. Ferro. Jr. Robert E. Spitzer Chief Executive Off Jcer Vice President Click Commerce, inc. External Affdialions/ Universin' Relations David J. Geary The Boeing Company Vice President and General Manager Con\'ergence William A. VanSanten Sohttions Partner Lucent Technologies Wood, Phillips. VanSanten. Clark and Mortimer James R. Lancaster Retired Executive Joset Wright Vice President Retired President First Chicago NBD Corp. Ameritech lUinois Richard A. Lumpkin Chairman and CEO Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company *not a director Vice President for \d\a icement, IMSA Cathenne C. Veal "Printed by Authority of the State of Illinois, 6.500 07/02. Purchase Order No. 310991." Foundations Demonstrate Robust Commitment to Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education Grants support programs for Illinois teachers and students By Cathierine C. Veal I— I — o enhance programs and services |_ for IMSA students, Illinois teachers and other Illinois students and leverage state appropriations, the IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education seeks contributions from the private sector - and the private sector delivers, supporting various opportunities that otherwise would not be possible. Recent foundation commitments of 525,000+ include: • On behalf of Andrew Corporation and its employees, the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation approved a grant of S500,000 to support IMSAs programs and services for Illinois teachers in the Chicagoland area (where Andrew Corporation is based). • The Chicago Community Trust, metropolitan Chicago's community foundation, approved a grant of $206,250 and the Pritzker Foundation approved a grant of $150,000 to support the IMSA Excellence 2000+ after-school enrichment program for Illinois middle school students and their teachers. These grants will support additional program sites in Chicago and Cook County. • Ball Foundation approved a grant of $100,000 to support IMSAs programs and services for Illinois teachers. • SBC Foundation approved a grant of $25,000 to support IMSA's Student Leadership Development program for its residential students. IMSA President Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall said these investments will strengthen IMSAs capacity to achieve its legislative charge and mission. "These grants will help increase student interest and achievement in mathematics, science and technology, extend IMSAs statewide reach and impact, and ultimately secure a stronger tomorrow for our state, nation and world," she said. Dr. Philip H. Francis, president of the IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education, added. "Excellence in mathematics and science education is key to our future economic development and quality of life. IMSA is an educational beacon and a winner that works, and investing in IMSA programs is a productive way for the private sector to help improve mathematics and science education. These foundations recognize that, and we salute and appreciate their leadership. "In addition, the IMSA Fund Board of Directors urges the State to demonstrate a strong commitment to IMSA and to excellence in mathematics and science education. This signals to the private sector that Illinois is serious about developing talent in mathematics and science," Francis said, "which in turn bolsters the case for corporate, foundation and individual contributions." 350 Guests Attend IMSA's 15th Anniversary Gala and Leon Lederman Birthday Celebration I.MSA Foiimlinii Baanl Cluiininm James /) f'ciirsoii cn/ows u tlaiicc Willi cluiiiihhT AiiiiMaric at the Four Seasons Hotel in Clnea''o_ /MSA Pai-euts Assoeiation Pivsiilent Jeri Hagiwai'a ami her look-alike ilaui^litei: Tiiesilay. enjoy a inother-daiigluer luoiueiil at the CaUt Journalist Aaron Freeniiin, Miister of Ceremonies, entertains the Gala "nests Speaker of the House ^m J. Dennis Hasten. AP Gala himorarv ^m ehairinaii. nteels ^T- with Gala Co-ehair , ■ Elizabeth Maleeha k ■r lIMSA Class ■ ^ ^ of IWII) ami her hiishainl. ^ I'atriek Greene. k Pietnred are (left to right) Gala .hvanl Reeipieni .lames D Pearum. Gala Co-Chairmen Elizabeth Maleeha (IMSA Class of 1 WO) ami Robert H. Malott. IMSA Resilient Seholar and Birthday Celebrant Dr beon Lederman. IMSA President Dr. Stephanie Paee Marshall, and Gala .Award Reei/nents Sheila MB Griffin. .lotin ".laek " Goekeii and .lesits Manuel Sosa. Not pietitred: Gala .hyard Reeipieni John H MeEaehern Jr /m-^ a Graduates Serve Illinois as IMSA Employees By Catherine C. Veal LMSA faculty and staff members Michael Hancock, Laura Nickerson, Christi Schweitzer, Gene Skonicki and Dion Steele understand the ins and outs of being a student at IMSA as none of their colleagues can, for only they can say "been there. . .done that." In previous years, the five helped the IMSA community grow and thrive as members of its student body. Today they do so as employees of IMSA, enthusiastically embracing their new roles. Hancock and Steele were Charter Class pioneers, graduating from IMSA in 1989. Today, Hancock teaches English and Steele serves as minority recruitment and retention coordinator. Hancock became interested in returning to IMSA after working two summers with academically talented students in Duke University's Talent Identification Program. "I looked forward to sharing my teaching and ideas with similar students," he said. "Coming back to northern Illinois and getting to work with some of my favorite teachers as colleagues and mentors made IMSA the perfect fit for me — again." Steele came back to work at IMSA because he felt he had something to offer for the next generation. "I always felt that my experience could have been more fiilfilling if a greater support and development system was put into place for underrepresented students," he said. Now Steele is leading efforts to do just that. Crediting the IMSA faculty, Nickerson '92, who teaches physics, said: "1 will never forget the encouragement and challenge from the faculty to be more than I ever thought I could. Perhaps that is why I wanted to come back [to IMSA], so that I could give back to other students what the IMSA faculty gave to me." She now shares an office with "my favorite teacher of all time," Dr. David Workman, "and although I still get needed encouragement and advice from him, now he sometimes asks me for the same!," Nickerson said. Pictured left to right: Christi Schweitzer Hall Coordinator: Michael Hancock. English Teacher: Dion Steele. Minority Recruitment and Retention Coordinator: Laura Nickerson. Physics Teacher: and Gene Skonicki. Software Programmer for Online Learning. Having lived away from home as a student, Schweitzer '94, understands the importance of IMSAs residential life program. "Even though I had a hard time overcoming my homesickness the first semester at IMSA, the unique experience of living with my friends during my high school years provided me with a bounty of amazing memories," she said. Today, as a resident counselor and hall coordinator, Schweitzer draws on her experiences and memories as she coordinates hall operations and helps students with their personal, social and academic development. Skonicki '97, a programmer for online learning, said he came back to IMSA because it is a community that values learning. "I can seek out and talk to students and teachers with a very diverse set of knowledge and perspectives. That makes IMSA a pretty exciting place to work," he said. A Walk Down Memory Lane Among his fondest memories of his student days, Skonicki recalls a particular evening during his junior year. He had to finish some reading in a Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot, and was frustrated because this was going very slowly. Fortunately, four friends decided to help him, taking different characters and reading different parts. Passers-by also joined in the impromptu peiformance that lasted until curtew check. "I like the story and still appreciate the friends because it really shows the mix of school and friendship that IMSA can be," Skonicki said. Steele's special memories include the Charter Class' days in the main academic building, before the residence halls were complete, and the resident counselors. "This place felt like it belonged to us," he said, and the RCs "went that extra mile to allow us to grow." Hancock fondly recalls an ill-fated chemistry experiment, listening to conversations in Esperanto and I MSA's first graduation. For Nickerson, favorite times were "sitting in the dorm rooms and chatting for hours. . .it was the first time in my life where I really had intellectual peers. My IMSA friends are still my closest friends," she said. Benefits - Then and Now The graduates agree that attending IMSA nurtured their academic, personal and social growth and working at IMSA benefits their early career development. "My experience at IMSA enhanced my ability to manage an active college life outside of academia that I would not trade for anything in the world," Steele said. "I was so much more prepared for the rigorous routine of college than practically all of my peers." (Cont'd, on page 8) Recent examples inclueie: Mathematics teacher Dr. Steven Condie recently received the Edytii May Shffe Award for Distinguished Higii Sciiooi Matiiematics Teaching, sponsored by tiie Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Only 24 high school teachers in the U.S. and Canada recei\ed the award. Dr. Steve Cordogan, IMSA coordinator of research and evaluation. wrote Predictors of Success at Specialized Secondary- Schools \\ Inch was accepted for publication in the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics. Science and Technology Journal. 2()()2. IMS.A Choral Director Dalia Bach was selected by the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) as the guest conductor for the Illinois All-State Choir for the 2002-2003 school year. College and Academic Counselor Joseph Prieto was elected by the College Board Midwestern Regional Assembly to its Regional Council. Dr. Christopher Kuhl, I nglish teacher, was awarded a poetry fellowship at the Chenango Valley Writers Conference June 16-22 at Colgate Liniversity in Hamilton, New York. Kuhl was awarded the fellowship based on a work sample and a statement of artistic \ ision. Science teacher Laura Nickerson (IMSA Class of 1992) was elected \ ice- president/president-eleet of the Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Biology teacher Joe Traina published I'ascular Flora ofJdii Horn Woods. Plainficld Township. \\ ill County. IL m Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences, \ol. 94. #3 . Social science teacher Dr. Lee E>sturlid presented the paper Gcnnan- Aiiicrican Relations in Cincinnati and the Election Riots of 1<S55 during the 26th .\nnual Society for German-American Studies Conference (SGAS) in April in The Amana Colonies. lA. Chief Information Officer James Gerry, science teacher John Thompson. Christopher Kolar, coordinator of information technology integration, and IMSA student Jessica D'Souza of Chicago presented The U.^e oj PD.4s for Field Data Collection during the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators in March in St. Charles, IL. Dr. Janice Krouse, mathematics teacher, was one of 14 high school mathematics teachers selected from 46 states to participate in a content validation study for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in March in Philadelphia, PA. Science teacher Chris Kawa presented Scientific Inquiries at the Southern Illinois Science Teacher Association meeting in April in Ina, IL. Science teacher Dr. Richard Dods, a leading authority on diabetes mellitus. has revised his chapter on this tojnc for the medical textbook. Clinical Chemistry: Theory. Analysis and Correlation . The book, now in its fourth edition, will be available in the fall. 20(12. Recent examples include: IMSA student Daniel Gulotta of Naperville was one of 25 students in the country selected to be a member of the 2002 U.S. Physics Team. Six other IMSA students were named semi-finalists in the competition. 14 IMSA students participated in the 20th National Russian Essay Contest sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian and won 14 medals (five Gold, seven SiKcr and two Bronze). Nine IMSA students qualified to take the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). the second highest number of qualifying students in the nation. They are: Ruozhou Jia of Aurora. Zhihao Liu of Lisle, Daniel Gulotta of Naperville, Justin Blanchard of Naper\ille, Sarah Cheng of Chicago, Kevin Yang of Naper\ ille, Bradley Kay of .Aurora. "N'uan Gong of Chicago and Rider Hallcnstein of Woodstock. IMS.-X team members Bradley Kay of Aurora, Kevin \'ang of Naperville, Daniel Gulotta of Naperville and Jered Wierzbicki of Sugar Grove received the rank of ""National Outstanding," the highest ranking possible, in the fourth annual High School Mathematical Contest m ModeliiiL;. IMSA students James Holmes of Maryville, Mark Hoadley of Libertyville, and Sharda Thakral of Lombard presented at the Ninth Annual Student Research Symposium for the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools for Mathematics. Science and Technology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Texas. IMSA students Paul Malina of Hickory Hills and Christopher Young of Westchester wrote the article Raise Your Hands for Science in the May issue of Learning and Leading with Technology . IMSA students Sandra Garcia of Berwyn. Joyce Pulphus of Chicago, and IMSA staff members Bob Hernandez, director of student leadership development, Keith Mcintosh, assistant director of student leadership dexelopment. and Britta McKenna, coordinator of the IMSA Kids Institute, gave the keynote aildress at a workshop in Springfield for Illinois P-16 service learning educators on May 21. Senior Raheah Sabri of Glcndaie (pictured ahovcj presented her research. The Role of Neonatal Nurse Practioners Compared to Residents m the NICI Euviroinnent at the American Pediatric Society - Society for Pediatric Research in May in Baltimore, MD. IMSA student Jennifer Suh of Chicago received a superior rating at the 1 7th Annual Illinois History Exposition in Springfield. Graduates Give Back (continued from page 6) Today, he is learning how to "multitask like I never have before" and how to interact effectively with different networks. "When I present an idea or perform a task I view it with an institutional eye as opposed to within my own world." Steele said. Skonicki. who is blind said IMSA set him on a course towards higher goals for his education and career, helping him overcome a background of low expectations. "The total environment allowed me to meet with people and ideas that helped me embrace possibilities I simply hadn't before." he said. Today, Skonicki is learning to understand the priorities and interests of clients and coworkers to meet their needs. He also appreciates IMSAs recepti\'ity to new ideas. "That gives me the chance to grow by doing and trying out new practices," he said. Schweitzer said IMSA taught her to look at what is accepted in society in a more critical light. Her work today has reaffirmed her desire to continue working with this age group in the future. "Since my future plans include the teaching of high schoolers, I feel that my experience working at IMSA will only benefit my performance when I return to that," she said. Teaching at IMSA has challenged Hancock to develop new ways of actively engaging his students in their own learning. He said he also benefits from hearing what his colleagues have to say about the work they do and love and from the support they offer for common classroom challenges. For Nickerson, working at IMSA enables her to form deeper, more meaningful relationships with her students. "I see and interact with my students much more than at the other schools where I taught. I can really understand the IMSA students' pain, suffering, joys and challenges, and I feel like I have more to say to my IMSA students," Nickerson said. Other graduates who have worked at IMSA in the past include: Rachell (Berg) Bithell, physics faculty; Kurt Ewen, resident counselor; and Jake Gerstein, webmaster. Dr. Richard Hanke, director of human resources, said IMSA benefits greatly by having some of its graduates on staff. "Not only are their knowledge and skills impressive, they also have special insights into the needs of our students and the potential of our alumni to help make a strong institution even stronger in the years ahead." he said. r^lMSA Illinois Mathematics and Science .\cademy 1500 West Sulli\ an Road Aurora, Illinois 60506-1000 NON PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID AURORA, IL PERMIT NO. 129 Address Service Requested \'isit us on the \\brld \\ ide Web! http://\v\v\v.inisa.edu/ Although we stiive for accuracy, if you see an error in your mailing label please call the Office of Advancement (630) 9117-5033.