Pictured: Last year’s winners. From left to right: First place – Brandon Shockley, second place – Nate Lee, third place – Jacob Bell

Physics Field Day is a high school physics competition run by the SPS. The competition will begin with a two hour written exam composed of multiple choice and free response questions. This will be followed by a ‘back of the envelope’ section consisting of timed Fermi Problems. The exam will be algebra based and AP style, and as such will be a good way to prepare for the actual exam. The top scorers on the written exam proceed to the second stage: a hands-on lab competition, while students who do not make it may go listen to talks and participate in demos. The top three competitors receive cash prizes.

The competition will take place in the Howey Physics building. Please arrive at the Howey lecture halls entrance (East entrance) by 10:00 AM. You can park for free in the upper Howey lot if the gates are open, otherwise the lower lot is $2/hr.

Registration for the competition is $25 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, and access to the rest of the planned activities. You are welcome to sign up at the door!




9:00 – 10:00 AM: Check-in
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Written Test
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch, SPS Meet and Greet, and Spark, Spin, and Freeze
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Campus and Invention Studio Tours
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Keynote Speaker
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Lab Tours
4:00 PM: Awards