Area High School Students To Compete In Physics Olympics At DSC

By on March 22, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – More than 200 high school students from Volusia and Flagler counties will be competing in Daytona State College’s Physics Olympics in April.

On Friday, April 7, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, the students will gather at the L. Gale Lemerand Center on DSC’s Daytona Beach campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., to compete and apply physics principles they have learned in the classroom.

Students will be tested in their knowledge of physics, engineering and mathematics. A few activities planned for the day include: bridge building, egg drop, constructing a coat-hook cannon, directing a laser beam around an obstacle (Laser Zap), a paper airplane pentathlon and building a Rube Goldberg machine.

“This Physics Olympics is a great opportunity for us to connect with area high school students in a competition that’s designed to strengthen the mind, to demonstrate physics in applied settings and, of course, to have fun,” said Dr. Michael Olson, this year’s event organizer and associate professor with the College’s School of Biological and Physical Sciences.

The annual event has been a DSC tradition for over 20 years.

For more information, call (386) 506-3808 or email

Photo courtesy of DSC.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.


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