By Caroline Therrien. Photos by Victor Yin.
Alpha’s very own physics team, “Alphagadro,” (named after the famous scientist Amedeo Avogadro) competed in the 39th annual UBC Physics Olympics on March 4th, lead by Ms. Burnaci. This year, 72 teams from 69 schools across the province went head to head against each other in different events, labs, and challenges.
With only a month to prepare, Alphagrado worked tirelessly to create both an elastomer powered airplane, made from elastic bands and balloons, and a coin sorting machine, which used wooden disks to differentiate the coins based on type and nationality! By the end of the day, the team had competed in a total of six events, ranking 20th out of all competing schools. They also earned the chance to take home a set of medals after winning 3rd place in the Faraday lab, where they displayed their knowledge of electromagnetism! Congratulations to Melissa Fong, Jeannette Yuen, Daniel Carlin, Sydney Chu, Sonya Kung, Jeff Martin, Victor Yin, and Danté Wong for bringing home success!