AAPT Announces the 2017 U.S. Physics Team
Contact: Dave Wolfe, Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
College Park, MD, May 24, 2017—This spring you can find America's brightest emerging physicists at Physics Boot Camp. They come from California, Florida, India, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. There are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Five of them are returning as second time members of the United States Physics Team.
They will arrive in College Park, later this month to prepare for the next stage of the competition that will identify the world's best high school physics students. The twenty-two students have emerged, through a rigorous exam process that began last January with approximately 4,800 students who participated in the Fnet=ma exam, to become the 2017 U. S. Physics Team.
These students will continue to train for the mentally grueling exams and lab tests they'll face at the 48th International Physics Olympiad to be held from July 16 –24, 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where student scholars from 83 nations around the globe will test their knowledge in physics, competing with the world's best. Over the past ten years, every U.S. Physics Team member traveling to the international competition has returned with a medal.
The members of the 2017 U.S. Physics Team are:
Shreyas Balaji, John Foster Dulles High School Sugar Land, TX
"The competition for a position on the U.S. Physics Team is intense and each student who participated in the 2017 selection process is deserving of recognition. They are the future of America's success in physics related fields. AAPT is honored to recognize the exceptional scholars who qualified for the team and to support their further participation in the International Physics Olympiad," said Dr. Beth A. Cunningham, Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
An integral part of the U.S. Physics Team experience is the training camp. Most of the students invited to the camp are the top science student in their high school. For many, it is their first chance to meet other students who are truly their peers. The training camp is a crash course in the first two years of university physics. Students learn at a very fast pace. They have an opportunity to hear about cutting edge research from some of the community's leading physicists. At the end of the training camp, five students will be selected to travel to Yogyakarta for the international competition.
The coaches for the 2017 U.S. Physics team are: Paul Stanley, Academic Director; David Fallest and JiaJia Dong Senior Coaches; Mark Eichenlaub and Kevin Zhou, Coaches; and Mike Winer, Junior Coach.
The U.S. Physics Team is sponsored by the generous support of private donors, the American Institute for Physics and the member societies of the American Institute of Physics:
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