Sir Isaac Newton Exam (SIN)
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One of the most influential physics contests for high school students in Canada
Hosted by the Physics & Astronomy Department of the University of Waterloo
The exam, although challenging, is meant to be refreshing and fun
Outstanding students are invited to more advanced science programs
Date: May 2, 2024 (Thur.) 9:00-11:00 (2 hours)
The University of Waterloo, founded in 1957 and located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, is consistently ranked Canada's most innovative university. Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From 2011 to 2013, the university was consistently ranked third in the overall Canadian university rankings by McLean magazine as one of the best universities in North America.
The Sir Isaac Newton (SIN) exam, born in 1969, is a test of high school physics and is offered by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo to encourage the teaching of physics. Past statistics indicate that about 2,500 students from over 300 high schools write the exam each year. The exam, although challenging, is meant to be refreshing and fun. Students participate from across Canada, the USA and abroad.
Official website: uwaterloo.ca/sir-isaac-newton-exam/
May 2, 2024 (Thur.) 9:00-11:00 (2 hours)
Individual written test
Multiple choice problems, all questions are of equal value: +4 for a correct answer, 0 for a blank answer, and -1 for an incorrect answer
Paper-based in partnering school
High school students
- Top 150 globally
- Gold: Top 10%
- Silver: Top 25%
- Bronze: Top 35%
- Regional Honorable Award: Regional top 20%
Includes exam, proctor fee, grading, part of past-papers (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
Apr. 21, 2024
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