USA Physics Olympiad & Physics Team

Ages:High School

Type:Exam

Categories:Physics, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

A competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.

The USAPhO is an exam for U.S. residents by invitation. A cut-off score will be established on the F=ma so that individuals who score at or above the cut-off will be sent an invitation to sit the USAPhO exam. Additional individuals may be invited to sit the exam based on other criteria, even though they did not make the published cut-off score. Approximately four hundred individuals will be invited to sit the USAPhO. In exceptional cases, nonresident U.S. citizens might be invited to sit the USAPhO.

The U.S. Physics Team is a training program for U.S. citizens who will participate in the International Physics Olympiad.

Students sit for the "F=MA" exam at local proctored test sites. Approximately 400 students with the top scores from these local sites are then invited to take the USAPhO exam. Top scoresfrom this are then invited to participate on the US Physics team who will travel to the International Physics Olympiad.

Exams are scored based on the correct number of questions answered within the allotted time.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.aapt.org/physicsteam

Managing Organization: American Association of Physics Teachers

Contact:

programs@aapt.org
301-209-3340

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The USAPhO is an exam for U.S. residents by invitation. Selection for the U.S. Physics Team is by invitation, based primarily on the scores of the USAPhO and F=ma; participants must be eligible and capable of competing at the International Physics Olympiad that year. Obtaining a gold on the USAPhO does not guarantee an invitation to the U.S. Physics Team; some individuals may be invited to the Team who do not obtain a gold. It is expected that members of the U.S. Physics Team will have been attending high school in the U.S. in the academic year that they are selected for the Team. Because of the nature of the training program, members of the U.S. Physics Team can participate in the program at most twice.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

A competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.

The USAPhO is an exam for U.S. residents by invitation. A cut-off score will be established on the F=ma so that individuals who score at or above the cut-off will be sent an invitation to sit the USAPhO exam. Additional individuals may be invited to sit the exam based on other criteria, even though they did not make the published cut-off score. Approximately four hundred individuals will be invited to sit the USAPhO. In exceptional cases, nonresident U.S. citizens might be invited to sit the USAPhO.

The U.S. Physics Team is a training program for U.S. citizens who will participate in the International Physics Olympiad.

Process

Students sit for the "F=MA" exam at local proctored test sites. Approximately 400 students with the top scores from these local sites are then invited to take the USAPhO exam. Top scoresfrom this are then invited to participate on the US Physics team who will travel to the International Physics Olympiad.

Criteria

Exams are scored based on the correct number of questions answered within the allotted time.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.aapt.org/physicsteam

Managing Organization: American Association of Physics Teachers

Contact:

programs@aapt.org
301-209-3340

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The USAPhO is an exam for U.S. residents by invitation. Selection for the U.S. Physics Team is by invitation, based primarily on the scores of the USAPhO and F=ma; participants must be eligible and capable of competing at the International Physics Olympiad that year. Obtaining a gold on the USAPhO does not guarantee an invitation to the U.S. Physics Team; some individuals may be invited to the Team who do not obtain a gold. It is expected that members of the U.S. Physics Team will have been attending high school in the U.S. in the academic year that they are selected for the Team. Because of the nature of the training program, members of the U.S. Physics Team can participate in the program at most twice.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.