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Investigation has always been a cornerstone in the fabric of what IMSA is. Since the early days in the late 1980's, IMSA sought to assist young people in becoming capable researchers by aiding them in learning about science in meaningful ways. For the past twenty-eight years, that dedication has manifested itself in a variety of ways including the development of the Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) program. This program involves more than two hundred (200) students in research at IMSA in our laboratories and in the laboratories of researchers throughout the greater Chicago area.


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