Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)
Trinity is proud of its WYSE team. Each year our students compete in the Academic Challenge contest. The Academic Challenge is 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 are now offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.
Test material is drawn from senior high school 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. Each test production team produces three tests of increasing levels of difficulty, regional, sectional and state finals. Students compete as individuals and as part of a team. They have 40 minutes to complete multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science) to 100 questions (English).
The team is coached by Frank Cange, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Trinity.