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UNI McLeod Center to host State of Iowa Physics Competition

April 10, 2014
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Larry Escalada, professor, physics, 319-273-2431, lawrence.escalada@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the State of Iowa Physics Competition from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the McLeod Center.

Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include the catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge-building, soda straw arm and challenge problem.

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