Six members of Morgan Park Academy’s WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team will compete at the state finals after posting qualifying scores in sectional competition last month.
Jeffrey Eichinger (computer science and engineering graphics), Ahad Hashmi (math), Daniel Jesuthasan (math), Hiba Katerji (chemistry), Augustine Liu (chemistry), and Pramukh Sreerama (engineering graphics) will compete for Division 300 state honors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 16.
WYSE is an international program headquartered at U of I, offering the annual academic challenge competition, summer camps, and other programs. Its primary goal is to attract a greater number of talented and diverse students to careers in engineering and the sciences.
MPA was first in Division 300 by a wide margin at February’s regional tournament, capturing 13 of the 14 first- and second-place spots. The team won a state championship in 2012.