Congratulations to Interlake junior Jawahar Madan on being selected for the 2016 U.S. Physics Team!

23 students from around the country were selected for this year’s team by their performance and approach to problem solving on the F=ma exam and the USA Physics Olympiad exam. The competition is open to high school students and sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics.

“I’ve realized that my enjoyment of quantitative, mathematical problem solving, and desire to understand the universe in detail, both things that have been with me my whole life, have made physics the most naturally enjoyable pursuit I can think of,” Madan wrote in his team member bio.

Team members will attend Physics Boot Camp in Maryland May 26 – June 6 where five students will be chosen to attend the 47th International Physics Olympiad in Switzerland and Liechtenstein this summer.

“AAPT is honored to recognize the exceptional scholars who qualified for the team and to support their further participation in the International Physics Olympiad,” Dr. Beth A. Cunningham, Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers, said in a press release.

To learn more about the U.S. Physics team visit the team website.

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