Moderator: Mr. Scott Timmermann
The WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team participates in the Academic Challenge at Kaskaskia College in early February. The team consists of 14 varsity members and 14 junior varsity members. Students prepare by taking practice tests, which they obtain from the WYSE page on Edline, and reporting their scores to the moderator. Team members are then selected by their test scores.
The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by WYSE and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. Test material is drawn from senior level high school curricula 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.
Students can advance both individually and as a team to the sectional and state competitions, which are held in March and April respectively.
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At the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) sectional competition, held at McKendree University on March 13, senior Amber Litteken earned first place in English and third place in mathematics. Amber will now compete at the WYSE state competition at the University of Illinois on April 19.
Ben Logullo (biology and computers), Annie Kuenstler (chemistry and English), and Sarah Maller (biology and mathematics) also competed at the sectional competition.
We thank WYSE moderator Mr. Scott Timmermann for his dedication to our students.
Seventeen students competed at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) regional on February 7 under the guidance of moderator Mr. Scott Timmermann. We congratulate our students who advanced to the sectional competition at McKendree University on March 13: Annie Kuenstler – 1st place in English, Amber Litteken – 2nd place in English, Ben Logullo – 2nd place in Biology, and Sarah Maller – 2nd place in Mathematics.
The Mater Dei WYSE Team advanced to the state finals at the University of Illinois by finishing second in the McKendree Sectional on Monday, March 11. In Biology, Adam Holbrook and Hannah Albers tied for first place. In math, Hannah Albers finished in third place. In English, Mackenzie McCray finished in first place and Adam Holbrook finished third. In computer science, Luke Foppe won the third place medal. This makes back-to-back trips to State for the WYSE Team. The WYSE Team will compete at the University of Illinois on Tuesday, April 9.
Mater Dei sent twenty-eight students to the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) regional tournament at Kaskaskia College on Thursday, February 2. The team competed against other students in the area and came away with the regional championship.
In Biology, Jon Ang finished first and Lucas Foppe finished third. In Chemistry, Joe Kasson finished first and Kevin Garber finished third. In Computer Science, Lucas Foppe finished first and Adam Richter finished third. In English, Jon Ang finished second and Laura Schlueter finished third. In Math, Kane Weinberg finished first, Kevin Garber finished second, and Tad Logullo and Joe Kasson tied for third. In Physics, Tad Logullo finished second. Lucas Foppe also won a six credit hour scholarship.
Mater Dei students participating in the WYSE regionals were Jon Ang, Dominic Antonacci, Kevin Garber, Joe Kasson, Tad Logullo, Ellen Maue, Mary Helen Otrembiak, Laura Schlueter, Alex Toennies, Ellen Toennies, Kane Weinberg, Lucas Foppe, Anna Lampe, Mackenzie McCray, Caitlan McIntyre, Maddy Mensing, Michele Thole, Shannon Mensing, Ryan Patton, Anna Quitmeyer, Adam Richter, Kari Wiegmann, Jennifer Luebbers, Hannah Albers, Ian Bruening, Liz Deeba, Drew Logullo, and Zoe Timmermann.
The WYSE team advances to the sectional tournament at McKendree University on March 12, 2012. Mr. Scott Timmermann is the WYSE moderator.