High School Students Compete in Physics Contest at University

05/20/2014

High School Students Compete in Physics Contest at University

About 150 high school students participated in The University of Scranton’s 11th Annual Kane Competition for high school physics and engineering students. Students representing 13 high schools competed individually and in teams through a series of quizzes and hands-on challenges such as “Captured! Mad Scientist Physics” and “Jeopardy Quiz.”

The competition is organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering with the purpose of encouraging more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering. The Kane Competition is supported by the Joseph Kane Estate, the University’s Financial Aid Office and Physics and Electrical Engineering Department, and students in the University’s physics and electrical engineering program.

Aaron Goryl from North Pocono High School came in first place in the individual completion. Scott Lougee, also from North Pocono High School came in second place, and Dencil Wilmot from Delaware Valley High School came in third place.

Photos of all the teams participating can be see at the University’s College Corner on the Times-Tribune.com.

http://thetimes-tribune.com/college-corner/university-of-scranton#axzz1eOChoZOh

Delaware Valley team one came in first place in the team competition. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Instructor Nicholas Truncale and advisors Marissa Barilka and Steven Rhule. Standing: Dillon Puglisi, Kayla Dewey, Eric Winkler, Cathy Li and Dencil Wilmont (third place for individual competition).

Delaware Valley team two came in second place. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Instructor Nicholas Truncale and advisors Marisa Barilka and Steven Rhule. Standing: Josiah Devizia, Jonathan Ramirez, Heather Reitmeyer, Michael Prudhoe and Maisha Shamim.  

North Pocono team one came in third place. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Instructor Nicholas Truncale, Scott Lougee (second place for individual competition) and advisor John Croom. Standing: Jerrid Carmen Demeck, Eric Woelkers, Marissa Wolfe, Justin Robert Gensel and Aaron Goryl (first place for individual competition).

 

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