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Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Two-Decade Report Of The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy 1986-2006, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2006

Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Two-Decade Report Of The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy 1986-2006, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

Twenty years ago, Illinois citizens dared to design a bold future by asking this visionary question. One of the astonishing outcomes of their brave imaginations is the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy...


2006 Eighteenth Annual Imsa Presentation Day, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2006

2006 Eighteenth Annual Imsa Presentation Day, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSAloquium Abstract Booklets

"We believe that our goal of creating "decidedly-different learners" is already being met and will make a profound impact on the future of humanity."


Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 2006

Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSA History

In the mid 1980s, the state of Illinois, recognizing a sharply increased need for highly skilled leaders in mathematics, science and technology, founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy®. Twenty years later, the national demand for mathematics, science and technology leaders has never been greater. The National Academies report - Rising Above the Gathering Storm and President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative - address the growing concern that the United States is losing its competitive advantage as countries abroad invest heavily in the education and training of scientists and engineers. Both initiatives call for increased commitments in scientific research and in mathematics ...


Biotechnology: A Necessity For Science Literacy., Judith A. Scheppler, Susan Styer, Donald Dosch Jan 2006

Biotechnology: A Necessity For Science Literacy., Judith A. Scheppler, Susan Styer, Donald Dosch

Faculty Publications & Research

A hands-on semester-long course in biotechnology for middle school students, high school students, or college students provides a way to learn about new technologies and can be coupled with assignments that provoke their thinking about the ethical and social ramifications of the field’s advances.


When Is It Time For Science?, Raymond J. Dagenais Jan 2006

When Is It Time For Science?, Raymond J. Dagenais

Publications & Research

The title of this article begs the question, "When should we be teaching science to our children?"

Even before birth human beings may recognize natural phenomena such as pressure and temperature differences, and spontaneously react to changes in such things. These are learning experiences. It can be argued that as the brain continues to grow and develop, connections are beginning to be formed and subconscious memories created. Information gathered through the senses may be stored in unarticulated patterns in the brain. Here is the foundation for a scientific understanding of nature.