U.S. Physics Team Travelers Selected for the 2017 International Physics Olympiad
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L-R: Jimmy Qin, Michele Song, Shreyas Balaji, Kye Shi, Sanjay Raman
June 8, 2017, College Park, MD — Five students have been selected to represent the U.S. Physics Team as the 2017 Traveling Team at the 48th International Physics Olympiad, a competition among high-school physics students, to be held July 16–24, 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They will be accompanied by coaches Paul Stanley and David Fallest.
The Traveling Team members are:
Shreyas Balaji, John Foster Dulles High School Sugar Land, TX
The alternate traveler is Srijon Mukherjee, Amity International School, Noida, Noida, UP
"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.
The leaders of the 2017 U.S. Physics team are: Paul Stanley, Academic Director; David Fallest and JiaJia Dong, Senior Coaches; Mark Eichenlaub and Kevin Zhou, Coaches; and Mike Winer, Junior Coach.
Funding and Sponsorship
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
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.
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