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Meet the Team

  • Lucy Chen

    Traveling Team

    Ames, IA

    Ames High School

    Teacher: Michael Lazere

    Senior

    Bio:

    Hey everyone, I'm Lucy and I've grown up in Ames, Iowa, a friendly and unassuming college town. To those who might laugh at my state as one big pig… read more

  • Andrew Das Sarma

    Traveling Team

    Silver Spring, MD

    Montgomery Blair High School

    Teacher: James Schafer

    Senior

    Bio:

    Physics has been something of an acquired taste for me. I spent a great many of my childhood days wandering the halls of the UMD physics building -… read more

  • Calvin Deng

    Raleigh, NC

    William G Enloe Magnet High School

    Teacher: Samuel Wheeler

    Sophomore

    Bio:

    When I was in preschool and elementary school, my parents found that I had some talent in mathematics, so they helped fuel that talent by helping m… read more

  • Adam Jermyn

    Longmeadow, MA

    Longmeadow High School

    Teacher: Aaron Keller

    Senior

    Bio:

    I have lived in Longmeadow, Massachusetts all my life and I'm a senior at Longmeadow High School. Next year I'll be attending Caltech where I hope … read more

  • Yota Kato

    Stanford, CA

    EPGY Stanford University

    Teacher: James Holmes

    Junior

    Bio:

    I often play Frisbee on weekends, spending hours practicing throws at my local high school. Despite the fact that I very rarely throw curves in ga… read more

  • Brian Kong

    Milton, MA

    Milton Academy

    Teacher: Thomas Gagnon

    Senior

    Bio:

    I was born in the States but mostly grew up in Korea before coming to Milton Academy, a boarding school about 10 miles south of Boston. I am a seni… read more

  • Benjamin Li

    Arcadia, CA

    Arcadia High School

    Teacher: Mauricio Eguez

    Junior

    Bio:

    I spent the greater part of my childhood doing what every other kid did: video games; Saturday morning cartoons; trading cards; frolicking around t… read more

  • Jonathan Li

    San Juan Capistrano, CA

    St Margaret's Episcopal School

    Senior

    Bio:

    As a high school senior who is passionate about problem solving, I have been most fortunate to have been granted many opportunities over the years … read more

  • Peter Lu

    Aurora, IL

    Illinois Math & Science Academy

    Teacher: Brooke Schmidt

    Junior

    Bio:

    Physics and physicists have always been a part of my life. Part of this is because of my father, who is an experimentalist working at Argonne Natio… read more

  • Ante Qu

    Traveling Team

    Princeton Junction, NJ

    West Windsor - Plainsboro High School South

    Teacher: Brendan Field

    Senior

    Bio:

    I'm someone who asks a lot of questions. Ever since I was young I've asked interesting questions like "Why am I specifically me?" to which I have n… read more

  • Eric Schneider

    Lincroft, NJ

    High Technology High School

    Teacher: Charles Christoe

    Sophomore

    Bio:

    Hi. I am Eric Schneider, age 15, and have been involved with all types of competitions my entire life. Starting at age 3, I enrolled in a martial a… read more

  • Sadik Shahidain

    Princeton, NJ

    Princeton High School

    Teacher: Mark Higgins

    Junior

    Bio:

    In my early years, I developed a strong affinity for mathematics and my parents helped me to nurture and grow that interest as I moved along throug… read more

  • Bobby Shen

    Sugar Land, TX

    John Foster Dulles High School

    Teacher: Judy Matney

    Sophomore

    Bio:

    I was born in Houston, Texas, and I have lived in its largest suburb, Sugar Land, since. The beginning of my pursuit of academic excellence was per… read more

  • Utsarga Sikder

    Monmouth Junction, NJ

    South Brunswick High School

    Teacher: Amrish Garg

    Senior

    Bio:

    My name is Utsarga Sikder. For almost my entire life, I've lived in South Brunswick, NJ, the epitome of suburbia. With not much to do here, most … read more

  • Eric Spieglan

    Traveling Team

    Naperville, IL

    Naperville North High School

    Teacher: Kevin Farrell

    Junior

    Bio:

    The typical way to write a brief autobiography like this is to say something general about who you are. The smarter way to write one is to make a b… read more

  • Albert Wu

    San Jose, CA

    The Harker School

    Teacher: Eric Nelson

    Junior

    Bio:

    I am a currently a junior at the Harker School in San Jose, California. I love all fields of math and science and have participated in many of thes… read more

  • May Yang

    Libertyville, IL

    Libertyville High School

    Teacher: Michael Bush

    Senior

    Bio:

    I guess you could say that I was born into a family of science, as my mom and dad have PhD's in chemistry and physics respectively. I spent much of… read more

  • Ryan Yoo

    Los Angeles, CA

    Homeschool

    Teacher: Gia Kim

    Sophomore

    Bio:

    On a sleepy day when I was five, I decided that I was bored beating up elite fours in Pok√©mon. Hence, I started writing numbers in a search for th… read more

  • Brian Zhang

    Traveling Team

    Palo Alto, CA

    Henry M. Gunn High School

    Teacher: Shawn Leonard

    Senior

    Bio:

    I'm glad to be back on this year's Physics Team! I look forward to reuniting with friends from last year as well as meeting new faces, playing more… read more

  • Andrew Zhao

    Webster, NY

    Webster Thomas High School

    Teacher: William Dykstra

    Junior

    Bio:

    From the beginning of my schooling, I have always been very competitive in mathematics. I spent a lot of time studying math and was fairly success… read more