Saint John’s Prep Junior Solves National Physics Challenge

Congratulations to Toto Chen ’18! She solved a national physics challenge in the December “Physics Challenge for Teachers and Students,” in The Physics Teacher magazine.

Toto Chen ’18

For this problem, among the 32 people to solve the challenge, only four were students. Two students in Tennessee, one student in Florida and Toto were the only young people to solve the challenge. The rest of the solvers were high school teachers or college professors. The problem involved energy transfer in a bungee jump.

Click here to see the challenge!

Toto is only the 3rd Prep student to be recognized by the magazine in Mr. Miller’s time at SJP. The first was Christian Gaetz ’12 in December of 2011. The second was Sam Rogers ’16 in September of 2015. Christian is now working towards a master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sam is studying at Stanford University.

In addition to her studies at Saint John’s Prep, Toto is also taking advanced practical math at the College of Saint Benedict. She is heading to the state competition for Math Team in March. When she’s not on campus, Toto enjoys trying new roller coasters and traveling to California.