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Math & Computer Science Program Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Celebrate 25 Years Serving Talented Students

By Natasha ChenIMACS Public Relations PLANTATION, Fla., July 13, 2017 – The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) celebrates 25 years of serving talented children by awarding over $25,000 in a mix of scholarships to attend its South Florida after-school program or to enroll in its online courses. From humble beginnings of just 37 … Continue Reading

Florida scientist, 12, wows Obama with ‘sandless sandbag’

Note from IMACS: Peyton Robertson, the subject of the article below, is a long-time IMACS student, having taken IMACS classes since he was in first grade. His mom says that “IMACS fills in many of the gaps that exist in his school-based math curriculum and has given him a deeper understanding of the math that … Continue Reading

Making math ‘so much fun’

Julie Landry LavioletteSouth Florida Parenting In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, known as IMACS, is giving away 20 scholarships. The organization, which offers after-school, weekend and summer camp programs in computer science, virtual robotics and math logic, among other topics, aims to help students in first through 12th … Continue Reading

IMACS Awards 20 Scholarships to Celebrate 20 Years in Business

By Lauren RosenfarbIMACS Public Relations PLANTATION, Fla. August 27, 2013 – This month the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) – acclaimed for fostering lifelong problem-solving and critical thinking skills – celebrates 20 years of serving talented children by awarding 20 scholarships to attend its South Florida after-school math program. From humble beginnings of … Continue Reading

Broward Summer Camps Offer a Range of Interests

By Julie Landry LavioletteThe Miami Herald Summer camp is no longer just a place to park your kids between school sessions. Today’s camps help kids expand their minds, try out an artistic talent or get back to nature. They teach kids how to do magic tricks, sing with a rock band or maneuver a stand-up … Continue Reading

Math, Computer Program Challenges Kids, Teens

By Sarah Lindenfeld HallWRAL.com Now in her 10th year, Laura Faucette, a mom of two, has been challenging hundreds of kids across the Triangle to excel in math and computer science. Faucette helped bring The Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science to the Triangle in July 2002. The program, based in south Florida where she’s … Continue Reading

Outsourced Education for Broward’s Home-Schooled Children

By Akilah JohnsonSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel Apparently, a growing number of Broward’s home-schooled children are receiving part of their education outside of home. A Plantation learning center that usually focuses on math prodigies started a program last year that specifically aimed at helping home-schooled kids boost their logic, computer programming and math skills. The Institute of … Continue Reading

Math Program Extended

By Akilah JohnsonSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel Plantation initiative gives children boost A Plantation learning center that usually focuses on math prodigies decided to continue a program it started last year to help struggling math students. Called Boosted Learning for Achievement on Standardized Tests, or BLAST, the program is open to second-graders who score below the 70th … Continue Reading

Kids Dive into Tech Classes Outside School

By Jennifer Mooney PiedraThe Miami Herald Students with a knack for computer programming and robotics can sharpen their skills at the Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science. Math, reading, science and history are all part of the curriculum Paula Lebert uses to home school her children. But the Lauderhill mother of three admits there are … Continue Reading

Not Your Father’s Camp

From Staff ReportsNorth Carolina News & Observer For approximately 30 students, there was little fear of poison ivy or being eaten by a bear at summer camp last week. But the technology camp at Trinity Academy was a good opportunity to learn a thing or two. The camp, sponsored by the Florida-based Institute for Mathematics … Continue Reading

Private Center for Gifted Students Adds Program for Those Who Struggle in Math

By Akilah JohnsonSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel PLANTATION – One question often asked of those who run a math program for gifted children: If it’s so great, why don’t you do it for everybody? Now, on the heels of the founder’s retirement, the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, a learning center that produces talented mathematicians like … Continue Reading

Research Facility Gives Kids with Special Needs a Fun Challenge

By Candice RussellThe Miami Herald On a recent Friday, 12 math-challenged second-graders at an unusual school in Plantation were eagerly jumping up and down in their seats to solve math problems. One by one, the children deliberated at the blackboard in Brandi Parsell’s class, trying to decide whether a circle, square or triangle should be … Continue Reading