Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering
Members are selected by their test scores in classes and chosen by teachers who feel that they are strong in certain areas. After the team has been chosen, they will go to LCCC for the first round of testing. If they score high enough, they go to SIUE for the second round of testing.
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 (when their school fields a team); they have 40 minutes to complete multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science) to 100 questions (English).