Fostering excellence and diversity in STEM.

As the pre-college outreach and public engagement unit in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Program introduces talented and diverse pre-college students to active college students, and together they explore engineering and the sciences through hands-on, minds-on activities. WYSE strives to overcome opportunity gaps by providing students from underrepresented populations with opportunities to experience success and to be able to see themselves as future engineers, programmers, mathematicians, and scientists. Through collaborations with departments across campus, with corporations and foundations, and with in- and out-of-school learning partners across the state, WYSE offers multiple out-of-school learning opportunities for K-12 students in Illinois, the nation, and the world.