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Physics Olympics






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.


The Jackson Milton Blue Jays are the winners!

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 are available here in doc format. 




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
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