Hawaii Physics Olympics, including regional bridge-building contest, coming to UH Manoa on Feb. 27

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jelena Maricic, (808) 956-7176
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Pui Lam, (808) 956-2988
Professor and Chair, Physics and Astronomy
Posted: Feb 9, 2016

Teams competing in a previous Physics Olympics.
Teams competing in a previous Physics Olympics.

The 26th annual Hawai‘i Physics Olympics & Regional Bridge Building Contest will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the UH Mānoa campus in the Physical Science Building and outside Watanabe Hall.

About 120 high school students, in 30 teams from public and private schools on O‘ahu, will challenge each other in five fun events based on concepts in physics, plus an optional bridge-building contest.  Testing of bridges entered will take place in Physical Science 217 throughout the morning. An awards ceremony will follow from 11:30 a.m. to noon, also in Physical Science 217.

The events are designed and run by students from UH Mānoa, Kapiʻolani Community College, Leeward Community College, Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi and Chaminade University.

The public and media are welcome to attend, but space for viewing events is limited and seating may not be available for spectators. 

For more information, contact Jelena Maricic at (808) 956-7176 or Pui Lam at (808) 956-2988 at the UH Mānoa Physics & Astronomy Department.

For more information, visit: http://www.phys.hawaii.edu