Wolcott High School physics team in Yale Physics Olympics

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be elected designated driver for the Wolcott High School physics team (who knew physics was a competitive sport?).  So I headed down with Iona, her physics teacher, and a bunch of other would be physicists to join in the festivities at Yale (in New Haven, CT)

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It was a great day to be part of.  The teams had to take part in five challenges using varying amounts of physics, engineers, maths, and general brain power.  They were then treated to a series of demonstrations of cool, loud, and explosive experiments.

It’s a whole lot of fun to see kids be challenged to thing and be creative and to see how cool it is to be a nerd!  Our team did very well, earning a second place Frisbee in one of the events.  Click on any of the small photos above to see bigger versions (and lots more!)

:: Justin ::