The Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) is a division of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. WYSE sponsors the Academic Challenge, which is a competition between high school students who compete as individuals and as teams.
There are typically 24 schools who participate, but all in-district high schools are welcome.
Students complete written examinations in seven different areas of study: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Mathematics and Physics. Each student participates in two tests and the highest scores by members of each team determine the composite team score.
Depending on availability of funds, Lake Land College typically will award $1000 tuition waivers to the top two individuals who excel in each subject area. There are usually other prizes, including electronics.
There are three competitions: Regionals (Lake Land College), Sectionals (Eastern Illinois University), and State (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).
If you are no longer the coach, you can pass on this emial to the new coach. We made a New Coach’s Supplemental Guide to assist with the things they need to know, which goes along with the 2016 Coach’s Guide. These documents can be found here on the website: https://wyse.engineering.illinois.edu/academic-challenge/coaches-information/
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Each class has an 8:1 student-instructor ratio.
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Students are required to attend classes on the Lake Land College campus Monday thru Friday from 8-10 a.m. on most days (see schedules below). all instructors will be employed and evaluated by the College. Career Academy classes will follow the Lake Land college calendar. Weather cancellations are dependent on Lake Land’s closing, not a student’s home high school. Lake Land College will not be providing student transportation, and it will be up to each participating high school to determine student transportation requirements and regulations (school bus or student’s own vehicle).
The Career Academy is a partnership between Lake Land College, the Eastern Illinois Education for Employment Systems (EIEFES), and area high schools to provide high cost programming in career and technical education to area students at affordable costs. The established annual fee for 2016-17 will be $1,500 per student, which will cover tuition, fees and book rental. Lake Land College will bill each participating high school and it is up to the high school to charge their student(s) accordingly.
Lake Land College faculty will provide instruction for all Career Academy courses The Career Academy for the 2016-17 school year will focus on four program areas (Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Mechanical-Electrical Technology and Information Technology).
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