U.S. Physics Team Travelers Selected to Represent the Team at the 2015 International Physics Olympiad
L-R: Paul Stanley (Academic Coach), Saranesh Prembabu, Adam Busis, Jason Lu, Kevin Li, Zachary Bogorad, and David Fallest (Senior Coach)
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May 27, 2015, College Park, MD — Five students have been selected to represent the U.S. Physics Team as the 2015 Traveling Team at the 46th International Physics Olympiad, a competition among high-school physics students, to be held July 5 –12, 2015 in Mumbai, India. They will be accompanied by coaches Paul Stanley and David Fallest. The Traveling Team members are:
Zachary A. Bogorad, Solon High School, Solon, Ohio
Adam R. Busis, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Kevin Q. Li, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Jason D. Lu, Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Saranesh Prembabu, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, California
"The selection of the travelers was extremely difficult. These five team members will represent the U.S. Physics Team and the United States very well, keeping with the tradition of bringing home medals and honoring the teams of the past 29 years." said Academic Director, Paul Stanley. "I would have been happy to travel with them all but the rules of the International Physics Olympiad required that we choose five."
The students attended a rigorous training camp at the University of Maryland and George Washington University, where, through classes, labs, and special lectures, they were coached on difficult physics concepts, and then took a series of exams. They also made a trip to nearby Washington, DC to visit their congressional representatives.
The leaders of the 2015 U.S. Physics team are: Paul Stanley, Academic Director; David Fallest, Senior Coach; JiaJia Dong and Mikhail Kagan, Coaches; and Jeffrey Yan and Kevin Zhou, Junior Coaches.
Funding and Sponsorship
Funding for the U.S. Physics Team also depends on donations from concerned individuals and organizations. Contributions are entirely used to support the selection, training, and travel of the team. Donations to the U.S. Physics Team are accepted at www.aapt.org/physicsteam/donate.cfm.
MORE ON THE WEB
History of the physics team, including past winners: http://www.aapt.org/physicsteam/2015/program.cfm
46th International Physics Olympiad: http://www.ipho2015.in/