Charles L., a junior at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and resident of Stillwater, Okla., has qualified to take the second round US Physics Olympiad exam, known as the USAPhO, which will be administered on April 12. The test is sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics. Winners of the competition will attend the U.S. Physics Team Training at the University of Maryland from June 6-17, 2022, in preparation to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad.
Every year, 400 high school physics students in the United States qualify for the USAPhO. Charles will vie for one of 24 invitations to the U.S. Physics Team summer camp in June. This year, 4,556 exams were given.
Charles’ score of 21/25 places him within the top 50 students, and he has a great chance of qualifying for the summer camp.
Please note that the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the sponsor of the U.S. Physics Olympiad program, has already announced that the U.S. will not participate in the physics Olympiad if it is scheduled to be held in Belarus.