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Physics Olympics



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Keep an eye on this page for updates

Entry deadline:
February 27, 2015 


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.



Rules for the House of Cards have been changed:

In the statement "each team will be supplied with 100 3x5 file cards," the word line has been added. Apparently there can be a difference in weight between lined and unlined index cards.


2015 Updates:

  • The Mystery Problem competition has been elminated
  • New competition: House of Cards!
  • Check the rules for changes and clarifications, highlighted in yellow.
  • The song for Making Music: Hang on Sloopy
  • The theme for Physics Hang-Ups: Rotational motion
  • Registration remains at $20
  • No more free parking: those parking in Lot M24 (near McDonald's, across Fifth Avenue from Beeghley Center) will be charged $5 per car. For those bringing buses, contact Parking Services at 330-941-3546 for information about drop-off and parking.




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