High School Mathematics-Physics SMILE Meeting
19 February 2002
Notes Prepared by Porter Johnson

Partial results of the 2002 Chicago Regional Contest, held on February 19, 2002. Full details are found on the website, http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/.

Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the top two winners in each region,  who will travel to Bellingham Washington to participate in the  2002 International Contest on 04 May 2002!

City of Chicago Region

Rank Student   *   School Mass held
  1 Qiu Mei   Payton College Preparatory 151 5037
  2 David Gonzalez   Morgan Park High School 64 2406

North Suburban Chicago Region

  1  Andrew Strasser      Evanston Township High School  93 3555
  2 Andrew Vaughan Taylor     Evanston Township High School  46 2070

South Suburban Chicago Region

  1   Stephanie Slowinski    Homewood-Flossmoor High School   47 2749 
  2   Michal Zabiegly    Lemont Township High School   58 2650

A total of 156 bridges were tested by students from 45 city and suburban high schools at this 28th Annual Contest.

A BIG THANK YOU to the committee (Bill Blunk, Ann Brandon, Roy Coleman, Tom Jensen, George Krupa, Eduardo de Santiago, Carlo Segre, Bill Shanks, Lee Slick, Jim Stankevitz, Thomas Torres, Earl Zwicker), who have made it all possible to by giving of their talent and time.  Several have served for 28 years, since the start!

Notes prepared by Porter Johnson