State of Iowa physics competition to take place at UNI

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the 2018 State of Iowa Physics Competition from 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the McLeod Center on UNI's campus.  

Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse-trap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.  

For more information about the competition, contact Larry Escalada, physics professor, at 319-273-2431 or


Larry Escalada, professor, physics, 319-273-2431,