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: 10th May, 2020 (Sunday), 10:00am-12:00am (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.
From 2018, ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy)and the University of Waterloo have cooperated to bring the Sir Isaac Newton Exam to China, in order to bring more opportunities for Chinese students.
Official website: uwaterloo.ca/sir-isaac-newton-exam/
10th May, 2020 (Sunday), 10:00-12:00am (2 hours)
Individual written test
Multiple choice problems
• Online: exam computer must be equipped with a camera
• Exam center: recommend students at the exam center choose their own school, non-exam center students choose to take the contest online, or contact the relevant responsible teacher to apply for the exam center
High school students
- Top 150 globally
- Gold: Top 10%
- Silver: Top 20%
- Bronze: Top 35%
- Regional Honorable Award: Regional top 15%
Includes exam, grading, certificate, proctor fee and past papers (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
27th April, 2020 (Exam center)
4th May, 2020 (online)