2015 Physics Olympiad


2014 Winners

2013 Winners click here

The 2014 Olympiad has been a great day for all participants and volunteers, filled with science competitions and leisurely activities. This year there were 11 teams from 8 schools (2 schools brought multiple teanms). The number of students participating was approximately 82.

All participating schools have received a plaque commemorating their participation in the 2014 Michigan Physics Olympiad.

All participating students have received a participation certificate.

The overall school rankings in the 2014 competition were:

1st Place East Lansing High School
2nd Place Lincoln High School
3rd Place Hamtramck High School

For schools with more than one team, these rankings are representative for all teams of these schools.

In each of the seven events, teams winning first, second and third places were determined. The winning students received a certificate and a medal.

In the table below, we list the winners of the individual events and their Olympiad Team Numbers. If you find your name mis-spelled or wrong, please let us know. The Olympiad Team Numbers were assigned by the Olympiad preparation committee. For schools with more than one team, the Olympiad Team Numbers differ from your school's internal team numbers.

Rank Electric Drag Race Katapult Range Pasta Bridge Egg Drop
1st Place Lincoln
(Samuel Eby, Sidney Gable)
East Lansing 3
(Evan Hoopingarner, Jonas Hallstein)
(Ilma Bilic, Susmetha Baidya, Lubna Begum)
East Lansing 2
(Kevin Zulu, Scott Darios)
2nd Place East Lansing 2
(Emily Delamielleure, Nick Gopi, Kevin Zulu)
(Nathan Wagner, Sam Eby)
East Lansing 3
(Quentin Metzmaker, Josh Meyer, Adrian Berding)
(Jon Voelker, Bridget Blazoff)
3rd Place East Lansing 3
(Joshua Baird-Mejia, Steven Heinrich)
East Lansing 2
(Tanvi Joshi, Ian Pearsall)
Michigan Islamic Acad. 1
(Eglal Samir, Razan Tanbour, Seema Qoronfleh)
East Lansing 3
(Jason Bian, Jacob Pruitt)


Rank Super Capacitor Launcher Laser Maze Physics Bowl
1st Place East Lansing 1
(Ervin Batka, Benjamin Swanson-Ralph)
East Lansing 1
(Ben Swanson-Ralph, Wan Jiang)
Troy Athens
(Entire team)
2nd Place East Lansing 3
(Jake Pruitt, Jason Bian)
(Sydney Gable, Nathan Wagner)
Michigan Islamic 2
(Entire team)
3rd Place Hamtramck
(Amal Alzendani, Tazia Miah)
East Lansing 3
(Jonas Hallstein, Evan Hoopingarner)
East Lansing 1
(Entire team)

Olympiad Contact Information
University of Michigan, Physics Department, Randall Laboratory
Prof. Georg Raithel, email: graithel@umich.edu

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Revised: April 2015.