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2017 State of Iowa physics competition results announced

April 19, 2017
Contact: 

Larry Escalada, professor, UNI Department of Physics, 319-273-2431, lawrence.escalada@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics hosted the 2017 State of Iowa Physics Competition on Tuesday, April 11, at the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. 

Approximately 155 high school physics students from 20 schools participated. In the overall school team competition, Grinnell High School placed first, Marquette Catholic High School placed second and Cedar Falls High School placed third. Clear Creek Amana High School placed first for the catapult event, Roland Story High School placed first for the mousetrap car event, Cedar Falls High School placed first in the bridge building event, Moravia High School placed first in the soda straw arm event and Alburnett High School placed first in the challenge problem event.

The first place school and event team winners are offered $250 individual scholarship awards from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if they enroll at UNI. For more information, contact Larry Escalada, professor in the Department of Physics, at 319-273-2431 or lawrence.escalada@uni.edu.