High School Juniors & Seniors (and their teachers): Interested in science & physics, and want to show off your skills? Join our High School Physics Competition! We are inviting high school teams to present a Physics concept along with the demonstration of a lab activity for the same.

Teachers: Register your students here

WHO should enter?

Juniors and seniors from Michigan high schools with an interest in physics. A team can have a maximum of three students, and your science teacher has to complete the registration. Maximum of two teams per school, please. 

WHAT is the competition?

Your team will describe a physics concept of your choice, followed by a working model demonstration of that concept. Your presentation should be 15 minutes in length and will be judged by UM-Flint Physics professors. 

Choose any physics concept that you would like to explain and demonstrate. Kinetic energy, the Doppler Effect, diffraction ... anything that your team finds interesting! 

There will be prizes (Amazon Gift Cards!!) awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Winners will also receive a scholarship, awarded upon enrolling at UM-Flint and declaring a Physics major. 

WHEN & WHERE is the competition?

The deadline to register is February 26, 2021. The competition will take place virtually via Zoom on April 21st, 2021. 

RESOURCES for Teachers

UM-Flint will provide up to $150 per team to purchase raw materials. 


We look forward to having you on campus! If you have questions, please don't hesitate in reaching out to Assistant Professor of Physics, Biplob Barman, at bbarman@umich.edu.