Individual champions include:
Bruce Pan '21: 1st place in Mathematics and Physics
Will DeKeyser '21: 1st place in Engineering Graphics
This was Will's third time qualifying for state in Engineering Graphics and his first time winning.
"It has been such a difficult year for everyone in so many ways. It is just nice to see hard work rewarded in such a positive way," said team moderator Suzanne Huntemann.
The Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science (ACES), formerly known as WYSE, is a STEM competition that challenges students with college-level math and science tests and is sponsored by Eastern Illinois University.
The competition offers tests in the subject areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics. Tests are designed to present a challenge to the brightest high school students and are presented in a multiple-choice format.
Students have 40 minutes to complete tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science and math) to 80 questions (English).
The goal of the competition is to foster excellence in mathematics and science while attracting a greater number of talented and diverse students to careers in engineering and the sciences.