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Schooling Tag Definition: Subset of Education that relates to students, school and becoming an astronomer.

Notes:

  • Internships and summer opportunities are listed in the Education Learn section and tagged as Employment.
  • ALL astronomy fellowships are published in the Job Register not the main website.

2012 U.S. Physics Team Brings Home Three Gold Medals & Two Silver Medals

While the eyes of the world were turning to London for the Olympics, physics was in the air in Estonia as America’s best high-school physics students participated in the 43rd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). Teams from 88 countries joined in the competition, held 15-23 July 2012 in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and the old university town of Tartu. China and Taiwan tied for first place with 5 gold medals. Singapore was second with 4 golds. The U.S., Korea, and Russia tied with 3 golds and 2 silvers each.

Members of the 2012 U.S. Physics Team:

Bok Awards for Astronomy Presented to High-School Students at Intel Science Fair

Two high school students from Texas and Louisiana are the winners of the 2012 Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards for their astronomy projects presented at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May. The awards were presented on May 18 by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in partnership with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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