UH Manoa to hold 19th Annual Hawai‘i Physics Olympics & Regional Bridge Building Contest on Feb. 23

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michael Jones, (808) 956-2932
Physics and Astronomy Department
Posted: Feb 20, 2008

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will hold the 19th annual Hawaiʻi Physics Olympics & Regional Bridge Building Contest on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Physical Science Building on the UH Mānoa campus.

The event will feature thirty teams of high school students on Oʻahu who will challenge each other in five fun events based on concepts in physics. The events will be designed and run by undergraduate students from UH Mānoa, Kapiʻolani Community College, and Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi. About 150 high school students are expected to participate.

In addition to the five required events, there will be an optional bridge building contest. Testing of bridges entered will be done in Physical Science Room 217 throughout the morning.

An awards ceremony will follow from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the Physical Science Building, Room 217.

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 (956-2932) or Pui Lam (956-2988) at the UH Mānoa Physics & Astronomy Department.

The event is sponsored by American Association of Physics Teachers, Hawaiʻi Chapter, the Engineering Club at Kapiʻolani Community College, and the Society of Physics Students, University of Hawaiʻi Chapter.