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Results from State Physics Olympics competition held at UNI

April 19, 2011
Contact: 

Larry Escalada, UNI professor of physics, 319-273-2431, lawrence.escalada@uni.edu
Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics hosted the Iowa Physics Olympics Competition Wednesday, April 13, in the UNI McLeod Center. Approximately 150 students from 24 different schools participated in the state competition.

Cedar Rapids Washington High School placed first, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School placed second and Urbandale High School placed third in the overall school team competition, which included teams with students participating in all events. 

Grinnell-Newburg High School placed first in the self-propelled catapult event; Dubuque Wahlert placed first in the mousetrap car event; Pekin High School placed first in the optical slalom event; Washington High School placed first in the student-powered water heater event; Eddyville-Blakesburg High School placed first in the Material Recovery Facility in the box event; and Center Point-Urbana High School placed first in the challenge problem event. 

For more information, contact Larry Escalada, UNI professor of physics, at 319-273-2431 or Lawrence.escalada@uni.edu