Anand Oza, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, is one of twenty students from around the nation who have been selected as a member of the 2010 U.S. Physics Team.
Team members, chosen through a rigorous exam process from among 3,300 top science students, will now participate in a training camp later this month to further hone their skills and knowledge. On May 31, five members of the team will be selected to represent the United States in the 41st International Physics Olympiad. They will be among 400 student scholars from 90 nations who will test their knowledge in physics at the Olympiad, to be held from July 17–25 in Zagreb, Croatia.
The American Association of Physics Teachers, located in College Park, Maryland, oversees the selection and training process for the U.S. team. Dr. Warren Hein, executive officer of the association, says, “Each student who participated in the 2010 U.S. Physics Team selection process is deserving of recognition. They are the future of physics and physics education in the United States.”
Profiles of team members and additional information about the competition