March 9, 2019 | UBC, Vancouver Campus
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Physics Olympics is a high school physics competition held annually at UBC in Vancouver. This annual outreach event attracts over 600 high school students, competing in teams, and over 70 teachers/coaches from across the province. This competition, organized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC, is one of the largest and oldest high school physics competitions of its kind in North America.
The competition consists of six hands-on events (Heats), of which two are prebuilt by the students in the months before the competition. In recent years, it also included professional development workshops and networking opportunities for physics teachers/coaches who accompany the teams to the competition.
Poster: physics olympics-2019 poster
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy.