Physical Sciences' 12th annual Chemistry and Physics Tournament

Physical Sciences' 12th annual Chemistry and Physics Tournament

More than 150 students from 10 South Florida high schools throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties participated once again in Barry University’s Department of Physical Sciences’ 12th annual Chemistry and Physics Tournament.

The competition, formerly known as the Science Olympiad, was held in different laboratories throughout campus on April 19. The one-day event is a high school science academic competition in chemistry and physics in which students compete in written tests, oral competitions and lab activities.

The Science Tournament is the Department of Physical Sciences outreach program to high school students in support of the pursuit of excellence in science education. Students broke out in teams and competed throughout the day for various awards and recognitions, including a $1,000 scholarship from Barry.

One of the primary goals of the Science Tournament is to highlight the achievements of outstanding science students and increase the opportunities for female and minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

The high schools participating this year were Doctors Charter School; Miami Country Day School; Miami Palmetto Senior High; Pine Crest School; Piper High School; Ransom Everglades School; Christopher Columbus; Dr. Michael Krop School; North Miami Beach Senior; and South Miami Senior High School.

The individual winners are Ethan Vuong for Chemistry I from Ransom Everglades; Christoph Sachse for Chemistry II from Pine Crest School; and Ross Koval for Physics from Pine Crest School.

The overall team winners are:

Dr. Michael Krop (3rd place Chemistry I); Pine Crest School (2nd place, Chemistry I); Ransom Everglades (1st Place, Chemistry I) Christopher Columbus (3rd place, Chemistry II), Dr. Michael Krop (2nd place, Chemistry II), Pine Crest School (1st place Chemistry II) Dr. Michael Krop (3rd place Physics); Miami Palmetto (2nd place Physics); Ransom Everglades (1st place Physics)