Hawai'i Physics Olympics coming to UH Mānoa on February 25University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Feb. 21, 2012
The 23rd annual Hawai‘i Physics Olympics & Regional Bridge Building Contest will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the UH Mānoa campus in the Physical Science building and outside Watanabe Hall.
About 130 high school students, in 28 teams from public and private schools on O‘ahu, will challenge each other in five fun events based on concepts in physics, plus an optional bridge-building contest. Testing of bridges will take place in Physical Science 217 throughout the morning.
Participating high schools are Farrington, Kamehameha, McKinley, Kahuku, Mid-Pacific, Maryknoll and Sacred Hearts. The events will be designed and run by students from UH Mānoa, Kapi‘olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Brigham Young University Hawai‘i, and Chaminade University.
The public is invited to view the events, but space is limited and seating may not be available for spectators. For more information, contact Michael Jones at 956-2932 at the UH Mānoa Physics & Astronomy Department.
The event is sponsored by the Hawai‘i chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the KCC Engineering Club and the UH Mānoa chapter of the Society of Physics Students.
Photos from last year’s Physics Olympics can be viewed at: http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/newsEvents/olympics/annualphysolympics.html.