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Junior Jeffrey Huang competed in the National Physics Olympiad competition on April 12.

Junior Jeffrey Huang competed in the National Physics Olympiad competition on April 12.

Ellie Nowakowski

Ellie Nowakowski

Junior Jeffrey Huang competed in the National Physics Olympiad competition on April 12.

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Junior Jeffrey Huang qualified to compete in the United States National Physics Olympiad, a prestigious national science competition. Qualifying was no ordinary feat: Jeffrey competed in a pool of 6,000 students who took the preliminary Physics Olympiad exam, called the F=ma exam. The F=ma exam is a 75 minute multiple choice test. Jeffrey is one of 400 people that qualified to take the national test.

“The National Physics Olympiad is a free response, calculus-based exam which covers the following topics: Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Fluids, Relativity, Waves, and Nuclear and Atomic Physics. This is a much larger area of study and is significantly more difficult than the preliminary exam,” Huang said.

What I have done is just review all chemistry and physics topics by going over my chemistry and physics textbooks. I also did a few practice tests from past years.”

— Jeffrey Huang

Huang’s qualification leads to a lot of preparation for the national competition.

“What I have done is just review all chemistry and physics topics by going over my chemistry and physics textbooks. I also did a few practice tests from past years,” Huang said.

Other than qualifying for The United States National Physics Olympiad, Huang also qualified for the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam. This is a much longer test, 4 hours and 45 minutes. The test includes questions across all kinds of chemistry.

Jeffrey took the Physics exam on April 11th and will take the Chemistry exam on April 21st.

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