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.
Important - Due to the uncertainy regarding the policy of large gatherings and the inability of regional and sectional hosts to commit space for competitions at this time, the 2021 Academic Challenge Competition will be completely online!
Registration is scheduled to open on October 1! Many of the menu links on this page will be disabled until that time. The Schedule link is active and the exam archive is available using last years password. If you have lost track of the password, email us at email@example.com to request the password. The 2020 State Competition results are available from the Results menu item.
For more information, contact Academic_Challenge@eiu.edu.