Academy Student Places Second in Physics Bowl

June 21, 2011

Michael Wells, a sophomore student at BU Academy, placed second in the US among Division 02 students in the 2011 Physics Bowl Annual Competition for high school students, an annual event sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. The exam itself consists of 50 questions, with Division 02 students answering the 40 most challenging questions in the 50-question exam (Division 01 students answer the "easier" questions 1-40). As part of his preparation for this competition, Michael was enrolled in PY 251, our freshman physics majors course that was taught by Professor Claudio Rebbi in Fall 2009. Michael credits the "clarity of the teaching in [Rebbi’s] course" as one of the ingredients for his success. Congratulations to Michael on his achievement, and kudos to Claudio Rebbi for helping provide the physics training that contributed to Michael's performance!

Michael plans to continue studying Physics as well as Computer Science as he enters his Junior Year at the Academy.