Each year, the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) sponsor a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.
One of our seniors, Ben Chen, participated in the 2017 U.S. Physics Olympiad and earned a silver medal. This exam is extremely difficult. No one from DBHS has ever achieved such a high ranking. Ben will start attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.