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Results announced for State of Iowa Physics Competition

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Larry Escalada, professor, physics and science education, 319-273-2431, lawrence.escalada@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics hosted the State of Iowa Physics Competition Thursday, April 16, in the McLeod Center on the UNI campus.

Approximately 120 students from 19 different schools participated. Grinnell-Newburg High School placed first, led by instructor Chris Molitor; Washington High School in Washington placed second, led by instructor Jeff Richard; and Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque placed third, led by Tom Stierman.

Individual event winners were Grinnell-Newburg High School in the self-propelled catapult event, led by Molitor; Washington High School in the mousetrap car event, led by Richard; Manson Northwest Webster High School in the bridge-building event, led by instructor Mark Lynch; Perry High School in the soda straw arm event, led by instructor Trevor Kittleson; and Wahlert Catholic High School in the challenge problem event, led by Stierman.

For additional information, contact Larry Escalada, UNI professor of physics and science education, at 319-273-2431 or lawrence.escalada@uni.edu