The Bialik High School team has won the Weizmann Institute’s local Shalheveth Freier Physics Tournament, Weizmann Canada’s physics safe-cracking tournament.
The winning team members of the “Safe-Cracking” Competition yesterday are: Lola Arbeiter, Erin Burak, Zoe Dodson, Michael Gotlieb, Adam Greenstone, Ari Itovitch and Eli Jacobson. The coaches: are Spencer Meltzer, class of 2015 and Zac Groszman, class of 2019. Gabriela Grosu gets credit for mentoring both teams.
Participating students formed teams of five and built safes that operate on the principles of physics. The students are then encouraged to use their physics knowledge and creativity to build a safe with a locking mechanism that is “uncrackable.”
Winning this local competition means that the Bialik team will be travelling to Israel to compete in the international tournament in March, at the Weizmann Institute of Science. This tournament is part of Weizmann Canada’s commitment to helping nurture future scientists by stimulating the love of math and science at all levels.
The Bialik community is exceedingly proud of our student’s accomplishments in this extremely demanding and difficult competition. We wish them continued success as they travel to the international competition in Israel and represent our school on the world stage. Both Bialik teams represented our school with exceptional poise, knowledge and creativity.
Their dedication to the goals, their unwavering teamwork and respect for the process and each other are truly exemplary of the values of Bialik students.
Bialik also wants to congratulate its second team: Jesse Dym, Daniel Fishko, Emma Grover, Ben Murad, Taylor Sacks , Evan Schachter , and Jonathan Lebensztajn Shahraban. The coaches were Sam Wein, class of 2018; and Mica Buchbinder, class of 2018.