4 seniors compete to join 2011 U.S. Physics Team

By Daniel Kim

Seniors Jack Petok ’11, Alex Scharch ’11, Jeffrey Sperling ’11 and Jeremy Work ’11 are semifinalists competing for a chance to be on the 2011 U.S. Physics Team this summer.

The list of semifinalists was released Feb. 24. All of the semifinalists had to complete a questionnaire in order to be considered. They will take a second exam to become one of the 20 who will attend a training camp at the University of Maryland-College Park in May.

The 42nd International Physics Olympiad will be held in Bangkok from July 10 to 18. The U.S. Travelling Team will be made up of five of the 20 members of the U.S. Physics Team.