Drake Physics Prize

Drake Physics Prize

Since 1970, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University has hosted the Drake Physics Prize Examination. The Physics Prize is offered to encourage interest in physics, astronomy, and physical sciences, and to give recognition to outstanding high-school students. The Drake Physics Prize Test will cover topics in physics that would normally be studied by students during the first semester of their high-school physics course: kinematics, dynamics (Newton’s laws), circular motion, universal law of gravitation, harmonic motion (simple pendulum and mass-spring systems), impulse, linear momentum, conservation of momentum and collisions, work, energy and conservation of energy, torque, rotational kinematics, dynamics and energy, angular momentum conservation, mechanical waves, and sound.

A variety of awards are available, however the first place award is an unrestricted four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Drake University!

You can read full details about the scholarship here.