Competitions and other activities

In addition to regular weekly classes, we also participate in a variety of other activities.

Math Olympiads:

We participate and host the following math competitions. We invite everyone, whether they are currently registered SchoolNova students or not, to participate; if you are interested, email us!

  • AMC, American Mathematics Competition for middle and high school students. For 5 years in a row we are on the list of U.S. School Merit Roll (top 2% - 5% in USA). We always have students who are on the U.S. Distinguished Honor Roll List (top 1%) and on the USA Honor roll students list.
  • Math Kangaroo, an International Math Competition for elementary, middle and high school students. We always have our students among the top 1% in the USA and many students are regularly in the top 30% in the nation.

Physics Olympiads:

We participate and host the following physics competitions. We invite everyone, whether they are currently registered SchoolNova students or not, to participate; if you are interested, email us!

  • PhysicsBowl, PhysicsBowl competition for middle and high school students. This year we will first time host the PhysicsBowl competition. The competition is organized by American Association of Physics Teachers with the exam given between March 30 and April 15, 2016.

Language Contests

Our students participate in the following foreign language competitions

Theater studio Dragonfly

SchoolNova at Stony Brook is closely affiliated with the Russian-language theater studio Dragonfly; many of our students are also participants of the theater studio. You can find out more about studio Dragonfly by visiting their website:
http://studiodragonfly.org

Robotics club

Some of our students also participate in a robotics club Islandbots. Please visit their website
http://islandbots.org
for more information

Students are welcome to the following events hosted by Stony Brook University:

  • Public lectures at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics are given by leading scientists coming to the campus. The lectures are announced on the Center's web site and also by posters. In particular, public lectures in
    the Della Pietra lecture series are described on the Center’s web site: Della Pietra lectures.
  • Lectures on Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Ecology and Evolution are given almost every Friday night during school year. These lectures are targeted to the general audience and are given by faculty of the University on topics related to their research. Schedules and information can be found at: Worlds of Physics, Astronomy Open Night, The Living World, Geology Open Night

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