Academic Challenge

The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created by a Test Production Team of academic experts and previously administered by the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) program in the the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering. Academic Challenge began in 1975 at John A. Logan College, offering challenging annual exams to high school students in Illinois and Missouri for local, regional, and statewide competition.

In summer 2018, the Academic Challenge moved to its new home at Eastern Illinois University. Find out more about the upcoming plans for this year’s Academic Challenge by visiting the program’s new website, or contact the program directly (

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