Prizes for the winners of the National Final of the 2010 New Zealand Young Physicists’ Tournament have just been announced.
Each member of the winning team will receive an Apple iPod Touch.
Each member of the second placed team will receive an Apple iPod Nano.
Each member of the third placed team will receive an Apple iPod Shuffle.
Download the brochure and get your team entry in. Entries close on Friday 19 February.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Science OlympiaNZ.
Science OlympiaNZ is a newly established charitable association fostering academic excellence in Science, and brings together:
* Future Problem Solving
* International Young Physicists’ Tournament NZ
* NZ Chemistry Olympiad Trust
* NZ Geography Olympiad
* NZ International Biology Olympiad
* NZ Mathematics Olympiad
* NZ Olympiad in Informatics (Inc.).
The launch event will be hosted by the Hon. Heather Roy, Associate Minister for Education, Defence, and Minister of Consumer Affairs in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Tuesday 10th November 2009 5 - 6:30pm.
For more about Science OlympiaNZ please visit the website
The New Zealand team of John Chen (captain), Gemma Potaka, Stanley Roache, Max Ferguson and Geore Zhang won through to the final of the International Young Physicists’ Tournament held in July in TianJin, China. In the final against Austria and Korea the team fought hard but were not quite up to wrestling the gold medal from Korea, eventually having to settle for silver medals. New Zealand is the only country to achieve the distinction of winning silver medals in each of the last three years.
The New Zealand team of Ben Paterson (King’s College), Graeme Finnie (Onslow College), Donald White (Pakuranga College), Jed Bian (Auckland Grammar School) and Yang Gao (Auckland Grammar School) have recently returned from Croatia with silver medals won at the 21st International Young Physicists’ Tournament. This is the second year in a row that the New Zealand team have come away from the tournament with silver medals and we are the only team to make it to the finals in both years.
After the first round of competition New Zealand lay in 8th place and by the end of the fourth round we were in 5th place. In the fifth and last round the team performed outstandingly, scoring the best score of any of the teams over the five rounds. We leapfrogged Croatia, Austria and Korea to end in 2nd place. This took the team to the final with Germany and Croatia. Here the teamed performed well but was not able to topple Germany who took the gold medal. Croatia and New Zealand, as the other two finalists, were both awarded silver medals.a2f