Physics Olympics

2018 YSU Physics Olympics

The YSU Physics Olympics is a gathering of local high school students in competition designed to strengthen the mind, demonstrate physics in applied settings, and to have fun. The 2018 Physics Olympics will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Stambaugh Gymnasiums.

2017 Physics Olympics Top 3 School Team Results:
1st: Hickory High School
2nd: Lisbon David Anderson
3rd: West Branch High School
Individual Event Winners

A high school may enter only one (1) team in competition. Each team will consist of four (4) to twenty (20) high school students. In order to involve as many students as possible, it is recommended that single competitors enter no more than four (4) events. While participation in all events is not required, teams should plan to enter as many events as possible. Registration fee: $20 per team

The events
*Download the rules here.
1. Fermi Question
2. Quiz Show
3. Flying Machine
4. Bridge Building
5. Hot Water Making
6. Soda Straw Arm (NEW for 2018)
7. Faraday Pickup
8. Ping-Pong Ball Launch
9. Physics Phloater
10. Physics Hang-Ups
11. Making Music
12. Egg Drop