The brightest young minds in our province celebrated at the 2015 CAP Physics Awards Reception!
On June 9, the department of physics and astronomy, together with friends, family and high school teachers, celebrated the most skilled, best educated physics high school students in Manitoba. The annual awards reception was held in the foyer of the Allen Building to honour the top 10 students who performed exceptionally well on the CAP exam. Each student achieved over 85 per cent on the exam. The CAP Exam is based upon an internationally recognized syllabus which covers mechanics, Optics and Electricity and Magnetism.
This year 130 students in Manitoba from 24 schools participated in the CAP Exam. Nationally a total of 799 students wrote the exam. Manitoba had the second highest number of participants, behind Ontario with 250. In addition, Manitoba had 43 female students writing the exam — the highest among all the provinces. A frequency plot of all the Manitoba marks in the multiple choice section is enclosed. This year’s examination was very tough. The average mark was 9.79 out of 25 on the multiple-choice part of the exam.
The final rankings for the top 10 students are below.
1. Michael Pang, Fort Richmond Collegiate
2. Yoonsik Park, Fort Richmond Collegiate
3. Seth Friesen, Vincent Massey High School
4. Yuxuan Chen, St. James Collegiate
5. Cameron Dyson, Vincent Massey High School
6. Jedri de Luna, Sisler High School
7. Philip Kawalec, Sisler High School
8. Deborah Tsao, St. John’s Ravenscourt School
9. Oliver Wang, Fort Richmond Collegiate
10. Mohammad Javad Danaei Moghghaddam, Fort Richmond Collegiate
10. Zhicheng Jing, Fort Richmond Collegiate