Academic Challenge

The Academic Challenge was a competitive series of tests created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. The tests were offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities and were designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.

Test material was drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects included biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics. Each test production team produced three tests of increasing levels of difficulty, regional, sectional and state finals. Students competed as individuals and as part of a team (when their school fields a team); they had 40 minutes to complete multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science) to 100 questions (English).

Take a look at a summary video from Academic Challenge here!

Take a look at the 2018 Academic Challenge winners here!

To see pictures from the Academic Challenge 2018 Finals Competition, a list of state champions, and more information, click here.



Thank you to all of our partners that help make Academic Challenge a success!

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