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Oahu high school students to compete in 2013 Hawaii Physics Olympics

Students from Hawaii college campuses design and run events based on physics concepts

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Michael D Jones, (808) 956-2932
Associate Researcher, Physics & Astronomy, UH Manoa
Maria Bautista, (808) 734-9356
Chairperson, Math & Sciences, Kapiolani CC
Posted: Feb 8, 2013

Bridge building is one of the events in the annual Physics Olympics.
Bridge building is one of the events in the annual Physics Olympics.
Oahu high school students compete in one of five events.
Oahu high school students compete in one of five events.
HONOLULU - The 2013 Hawai‘i Physics Olympics will be held at Kapi‘olani Community College from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. About 30 teams of high school students from several schools on O‘ahu, including McKinley, Mililani, Sacred Hearts, Farrington, and Kamehameha, will be challenged by five fun events based on concepts in physics.
 
WHAT:  2013 Hawai‘i Physics Olympics
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
WHERE: Kapi‘olani Community College (4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu)
EVENTS: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Koki‘o Building and ‘Ohi‘a Building (Cafeteria)
BRIDGE TESTING: starts at 8:30 a.m. in ‘Ohi‘a Building (Cafeteria)
AWARDS CEREMONY: 11:15 a.m. in ‘Ohi‘a Building (Auditorium)
 
The events are designed and run by students from UH Manoa, Kapi‘olani Community College, Leeward Community College, Brigham Young University - Hawai‘i, and Chaminade University. About 120 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 in the contest will be done in the Kapi‘olani CC Cafeteria (‘Ohi‘a Building) throughout the morning.
 
The public and media are welcome but space for viewing the events is limited and seating may not be available for spectators.
 
For more information, contact Michael Jones at the UH Manoa Physics & Astronomy Department at 956-2932, or Maria Bautista at the Kapi‘olani CC Math & Sciences Department at 734-9356.