The Academic Challenge event is a high school competition that was created and conducted annually by the Univerity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering WYSE Outreach Program for about 40 years. Although the operation of the competition has been discontiued by UIUC, Eastern Illinois University will be continuing to run the competition with the assistance of many other institutions throughout Illinois and Missouri.
Information about the 2023 Competition: The 2023 Academic Challenge Competition will be held. The competition will be returning to an entirely in-person competition in 2023 for all levels of competition. The website and registration will open on about October 18. An email will be sent to all coaches with in our database at that time with additional information. If you have questions, do not receive an email by October 18, or are not in our list of caoches from last year, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient for a response because our email server likes to refuse to allow me to view email at times.