Moderator: Mr. Scott Timmermann\r\n\r\nThe WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team participates in the Academic Challenge at Kaskaskia College in early February. The team consists of 14 varsity members and 14 junior varsity members. Students prepare by taking practice tests, which they obtain from the WYSE page on Edline, and reporting their scores to the moderator. Team members are then selected by their test scores.\r\n\r\nThe Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by WYSE and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. Test material is drawn from senior level high school curricula and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics.\r\n\r\nStudents can advance both individually and as a team to the sectional and state competitions, which are held in March and April respectively.