Meriden Physics student to represent Australia at APhO

8 March 2018

Year 12 Meriden student, Alicia Lieng, has been selected to join the Australian delegation for the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) which will be held in Vietnam in May this year.

APhO is the premier physics competition for pre-university students from Australasian countries. It is modeled after the International Physics Olympiad and demands a similar level of capability from participants.

Alicia will fly to Hanoi in May to join the top physics students from twenty-six countries to participate in a six-day camp at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. The camp aims to promote international cooperation and networks among high-achieving young science students. Alicia will hear from Nobel Laureates and world-class researchers about their science experience through plenary sessions, round table discussions and student master classes. These activities are aimed to encourage deep thinking about scientific skills and knowledge. There will also be time to explore Hanoi, where Alicia will visit iconic sites and gain insight into the local culture.

Alicia was selected to represent Australia at APhO after participating in the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School at the Australian National University in Canberra.  She earned a place at the Summer School after placing in the top ten percent in the 2017 Australian Physics Olympiad.

To read about Alicia’s experience at the Australian Olympiads Summer School click here.