ZeNan L Chang
Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA
I became interested in science during my sophomore year at Santa Monica High School, and with the help of my biology teacher Mr. Ingo Gaida, began developing that interest. After completing my school’s biology and chemistry classes, I took physics last year. Because our school only teaches mechanics, I decided to spend a period a day last semester in Mr. Gaida’s secluded back room reading about electromagnetism. I am fascinated by how an electromagnetic wave is light, and how it has momentum. I also enjoy finding connections between physics and material I previously learned in biology and chemistry (like MRI). Now, I hope coming to the US Physics Team training camp can give more structure to my improvised understanding of physics.