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Physics Olympics






The 2017 Physics Olympic will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017

New this year is the Faraday Pickup competition, replacing the Mousetrap Racer, and the Egg Drop is BACK!

The 2017 Poster Contest topic is "Physics in Medicine"



2016 Physics Olympic Winners:  Lisbon David Anderson Jr/Sr High School

The team from Lisbon David Anderson Jr/Sr High School emerged as the winner of the 2016 YSU Physics Olympics, with a total of 134, besting 2nd place winner Lowellville High school by only 3 points.  200 students from 15 high schools competed in this year's event.

2nd through 10th place teams:

2nd: Lowellville
3rd: West Branch
4th: Lakeview
5th: Hickory
6th: Jackson-Milton
7th: Boardman
8th: Chaney STEM
9th: Poland
10th: Champion

Complete 2016 results and individual event winners!

Complete 2015 results and individual event winners!

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.





For More Information:
Coordinator: Mary Janek

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ward Beecher Science Hall 2019
(330) 941-3616



Mandy Pachner
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