U.S. Physics Team Travelers Selected for the 2016 International Physics Olympiad
L-R: Jason Lu, Srijon Mukherjee, Vincent Liu,
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June 6, 2016, College Park, MD — Five students have been selected to represent the U.S. Physics Team as the 2016 Traveling Team at the 47th International Physics Olympiad, a competition among high-school physics students, to be held July 10 –18, 2016 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. They will be accompanied by coaches Paul Stanley and David Fallest. The Traveling Team members are:
Abijith Krishnan, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizonia
Vincent Liu, State College Area High School, State College, Pennslyvania
Jason Lu, Adai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Srijon Mukherjee, Amity International School, Noida, India
Jimmy Qin, Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida
"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 30 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, 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 NASA headquarters in Washington D.C. and joined U.S. Physics Team alumni, coaches, academic directors, parents, and friends of AAPT at the 30th Anniversary of the U.S. Team celebration.
The leaders of the 2016 U.S. Physics team are: Paul Stanley, Academic Director; David Fallest, Senior Coach; Eugen Hruska and Mikhail Kagan, Coaches; and Chrisy Xiyu Du, Mark Eichenlaub 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/2016/program.cfm
47th International Physics Olympiad: http://www.ipho2016.org/