Community
    Competition Tests Students’ Knowledge of Physics Impact Banner

    Competition Tests Students’ Knowledge of Physics

    The University of Scranton hosted its annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students at which students competed individually and in teams. Three finalists who participated in a Jeopardy style quiz for individual prizes were, from left, Matthew Pelleschi, from Wyoming Area High School, who came in second place; Noah Beckish from North Pocono High School, who came in first place; and Anderson Zou from West Scranton High School came in third place. Teams from Berwick High School won the team competition.
    April 27, 2022

    More than 100 area students participated in The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. The academic competition tested the high school students’ knowledge of physics and engineering through a series of quizzes and hands-on challenges. Students competed individually and in teams.

    Noah Beckish from North Pocono High School came in first place in the individual competition, based on a quiz given to all participants and placement in a Jeopardy game of those with highest quiz scores. Matthew Pelleschi, from Wyoming Area High School, came in second place. Anderson Zou from West Scranton High School came in third place.

    In the team competition, Berwick High School team one placed first. Members of that team were: John Ebert, Jaida Geiser, Sophia Guerriero, Gabe Hook, Jeff Lin, Brendan Torowski, and Sadie Zehner. Berwick High School team two came in second-place. Members of the team that placed second were: Sophia Ambrosino, Katie Caladie, Ben Carro, Karly Kile, Alyssa Lewis, Makenna Lombargo, Liam Welch, and Carson Winter. Berwick High School team three placed third. Members of the third-place finishing team include: Emily Barna, Zack Bedwell, John Guerriero, Mike Kaleta, Matt Lonczynski, Ryan Mendez, Dylan Smith, and Zander Switzer. Matt Shrader coached the Berwick teams to victory.

    For each game, prizes were also awarded. In the game titled “Chopped,” North Pocono team four won the Ingenuity Award. In the game titled “The Chase,” Scranton High won the Ingenuity Award. Forest City Regional’s team received the Ingenuity Award for the game titled “The Price is Right.” And West Scranton’s team took home the Ingenuity Award for the “American Ninja Warrior Media Event.”

    The competition was organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering to encourage more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering.

    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    • alt placeholder
    Back to Top