College Preparation

UWM at Waukesha is proud to be a partner for the Waukesha Colleges Science & Engineering Fair (WacSEF)!


March 2, 2019 at UWM at Waukesha campus

Science Fairs provide students with a way to investigate STEM technologies that they are interested in and provides students with opportunities to research, present their findings, and earn scholarships/awards for their future. A science fair  can open doors to career opportunities, improve speaking and presentation skills, and increase a student’s scientific knowledge. The Waukesha Colleges Science and Engineering Fair (WacSEF) is a way for students to start in local fairs and progress up to regional and state fairs and is great preparation for the International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

The student or student team will choose their project from their choice of many disciplines such as physics, math, computer sciences, medicine/health, behavior/social science, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, environmental science, and engineering. The student or student team, with help, can tailor a project to their STEM talents and interests. WacSEF follows the ISEF procedures and rules established for grades 9 -12 and prepares students for competition as well as safe experimentation. The Badger State Science and Engineering fair (BSSEF) is at the state level in Wisconsin. Students will be able to continue to present at the BSSEF.  

Wisconsin Science Education Foundation is announcing the eighth year of the Waukesha Colleges Science and Engineering Fair, WaCSEF. WaCSEF is a SE Wisconsin wide fair, open to any high school student that does not have a regional fair in their surrounding area.

All students that would like to participate in the fair need to register with WacSEF and will need to complete the UWM at Waukesha campus health and release youth forms.

 Students can students return the youth release form to:


UWM at Waukesha Campus Continuing Education
1500 N University Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188

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ACT Preparation Online Course

Price: $159.00

UWM at Waukesha and Washington County Campuses are offering a self-paced ACT® online prep course to prepare students for, and address the changes to the new ACT®. We know that every student’s schedule is not the same. The online option offers 24/7 access and flexibility that students need in order to prepare for the exam. This course also comes with five months of access in order to correlate with ACT® testing dates! Your course begins with an online practice ACT® test so that you will be able to identify the areas you should focus on, work on modules, and receive immediate feed­back from lessons and quizzes for each of the five test sections. When you have completed the lessons, you’ll take a follow-up on­line posttest that will assess how much you’ve improved. Students will receive a comprehensive review of all sections of the test, and be more confident and better prepared for the exam.

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Engineering & Leadership Exploration for High School Students

electrical engineering

 Instructor, Professor Luis Rodriguez
High school juniors and seniors an opportunity to see firsthand the many career options that a degree in Engineering has to offer! This is the perfect venue for high school students that want to become an engineer, but are not sure what exact field they would like to pursue due to the many facets of engineering that are available. This is a challenging, fun, and hands-on introductory experience that exposes high school students to various engineering disciplines relevant to their interests. Students will learn about the exciting field of engineering from local engineers and engineering students, participate in engineering design projects, and visit local businesses to observe engineers at work. For one week in the summer, we visit a different local company each day, tour their facility, and speak with their engineers to learn what their day entails and how they landed their job position. During the week, we will explore civil, electrical, industrial/manufacturing, mechanical, material, and architectural engineering.

Summer dates - July 22-26,  M-F 8:30am-3:15pm. This course can be taken for one EGR 291 Elective college credit $499 or without credit $299. Registration is open.