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Physics Olympics





Mark your calendar!  The 2016 Physics Olympics will be held Saturday, February 27th!

Parking will be available in the M24 lot next to McDonalds for a $5.00 fee.

2016 Hang Up Category:  Green Energy

2016 Music Category:  "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

NEW:  The Egg BOUNCE has replaced the Egg Drop event.  Rules have been updated to reflect the change.

Rules are updated under the "Rules" link.

Physics:  a science that deal with matter and energy and their interactions in the fields of mechanics, acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, radiation, atomic structure, and nuclear phenomena.

Olympics: an ancient Panhellenic festival held every 4th year and made up of contests of sports, music, and literature; Olympic Games: a modified revival of the Olympian games held once every four years and made up of international athletic contests.

Combine these two and you have the annual YSU Physics Olympics, a gathering of high school students in competition designed to strengthen the mind, to demonstrate physics in applied settings, and to have fun.


2015 Physics Olympic Winners:  Jackson Milton High School!

The team from Jackson Milton High School emerged as the winner of the 2015 YSU Physics Olympics, with a total of 126 points. In addition, three teams separated by only 1 point each made tallying the scores an exciting event!

Other winners:


2 David Anderson High School, Lisbon 122
3 Lowellville High School 116
4 Hickory High School 112
5 West Branch High School 111
6 Columbiana High School 110
7 Champion High School 99
8 Poland High School 87
9 Chaney High School 85
10 Lakeview High School 70

Complete 2015 results and individual event winners!




For More Information:
Coordinator: Cynthia Smotzer
Ward Beecher Science Hall 2019
(330) 941-1349

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ward Beecher Science Hall 2014
(330) 941-3616



Mandy Pachner
AllofE Solutions