It was a fun tournament at Rice University this past weekend. Our team placed 10th (8th place school) out of 34 teams. This is a great result for a team made up of mostly of freshmen and sophomores.
Below are 1st through 10th place finishes (out of 34) for the tournament. Please congratulate these students if you see them.
1st – Helicopters – Richard Liu, Kevin Seon
2nd – Chemistry Lab – Ethan Lim, Eshita Sangani
2nd – Optics – Sreenidhi Tupuri, Mihir Kamble
3rd – Mousetrap Vehicle – Zac Schulwolf, Richard Liu
4th – Experimental Design – Samuel Tian, Vidhya Annem, Ishan Ladhani
5th – Fermi Questions – Samuel Tian, Nikhil Lyles
7th – Dynamic Planet – Vidhya Annem, Mihir Kamble
7th – Hovercraft – Ishan Ladhani, Chinmay Murthy
7th – Thermodynamics – Samuel Tian, Timothy Edison
8th – Materials Science – Sreenidhi Tupuri, Ethan Lim
9th – Mission Possible – Zac Schulwolf, Kevin Seon
At the awards ceremony, we got to hear from Dr. Robert Curl, Rice alumni and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his discovery of the buckyball (buckminsterfullerene), a 60-atom molecular allotrope of carbon. This was a really special experience.