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 the UM-Flint campus to present a physics concept and demonstrate a working model of that concept. 

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 four students, and your science teacher has to complete the registration. One team 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 original deadline for teachers to register their students' team was March 10, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition has been postponed until Fall 2020. You are still encouraged to register and stay updated on new dates and details. 

RESOURCES for Teachers

UM-Flint will provide up to $150 per team to purchase raw materials. Mileage will also be reimbursed if you are driving to campus. 


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