MHS Student Qualifies for US Physics

MHS Student Qualifies for US Physics Team Training Camp
Posted on 05/18/2018
MEDIA RELEASE: MHS Students Qualify for US Physics Team Training CampMason High School senior Jeffrey Huang and junior Richard Liu qualified for the second round of competition as they worked to qualify for the US Physics Team Training Camp.

Huang and Liu's scores on the F=ma Exam in January earned them an invitation, along with approximately 400 students across the country, to take the USAPhO Exam on April 11. The combination of these two exam scores qualified Liu as a semi-finalist and will attend the US Physics Team Training Camp May 27 - June 7 at the University of Maryland. At the camp, five members will be chosen to compete at the International Physics Olympiad in Portugal from July 21 - 29, 2018. 

"Over the years, I have had two other students make it this far, but no one has made it to the training camp," shared MHS AP Physics C Teacher Dee Dee Messer. "Liu is the first MHS student to make it this far, and is one of 25 students in the country that was selected."

Huang made it to the second round, which also puts him in a small, very select group of MHS students to make it to the top 400!

Each year, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) sponsor a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.
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