Simai Deng and Haona Wu win 2nd place at Teslamania Competition

Teslamania Competition

Simai Deng and Haona Wu, members of the Syosset High School Physics Group, took 2nd place at the Teslamania Competition held on October 20th at Stony Brook University.

Teslamania is a physics demonstration competition sponsored by the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe for teachers, students, scientists and enthusiasts. The day offers opportunities to share ideas, strengthen relationships, connect with the community and celebrate physics. Modeled after a similar competition held in Europe, Teslamania has grown annually on Long Island since 2007. Remarked Mr. Slesinski, a physics teacher at the high school and the Physics Group’s advisor, “Simai and Haona did a wonderful job preparing and presenting their climbing monkey demonstration,” which was one of the highlights of the day.

The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is a not-for-profit organization named after Nikola Tesla, the famous inventor of alternating current electricity and neon lighting. The organization was established for the purpose of developing a regional science and technology center on eastern Long Island, and offers several science programs and exhibits.