Event Information


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Event Supervisor: Eric Liu

Eric Liu (SEAS ’21) is a freshman from West Windsor, New Jersey pursuing a major in CBE. In addition to SOUP, Eric is a Rachleff Research Scholar, member of Penn BioTech Society, and on the Engineering Dean's Advisory Board. In his free time, he enjoys playing the ukulele, going on walks along Schuylkill River, and power napping.

Event Room: Towne 337

Event Supervisor: John Powell

Hi all! I'm a sophomore studing mathematics and computer science. I competed in Division C with Harriton High School for four years, where I loved working on Astronomy, physics events, and loved to hate on Game On. Now that I've graduated, I am the physics chair for SOUP as well as an event assistant with NSO Astronomy. Looking forward to seeing you all in February!

Event Room: Towne 337

Event Supervisor: Gideon Haber

My name is Gideon Haber, and I am a senior in the Vagelos MLS program majoring in biochemistry and physics. Before coming to Penn, I competed on the Harriton Science Olympiad team; some of my favorite events included anatomy and physiology, forensics, rocks and minerals, and chemistry lab. Outside of Science Olympiad I am involved in the West Philly Tutoring Program and I work in a quantum chemistry lab. I also serve on the executive board of APO, a community service based fraternity. I enjoy watching TV, playing tennis, and sleeping.

Event Room: Chem 053

Event Supervisor: Jamie Song

I’m a junior in the College studying Health and Societies, with a concentration in public health and a secondary major in Biology. Having participated in Science Olympiad for six years under Bala Cynwyd (B) and Harriton (C), I bring to SOUP a wealth of knowledge in events like Designer Genes, Protein Modeling, and Disease Detectives. My four years of competing at Nationals inform my understanding of what it’s like to be a competitor -- with this, I will strive to make the competition experience as positive as possible for those in Disease and everyone at the invitational. Outside of Science Olympiad, I play percussion in the Penn Band, coordinate fundraising for MEDLIFE Penn, and handle logistics and planning for the enigmatic Super Monkey Ball Club. My interests include urban health, design, and experimental music.

Event Room: Towne 100

Event Supervisor: Alexander Belanger

Event Room: DRLB A2

Event Supervisor: David Yang

Event Room: DRLB A1

Event Supervisor: Jessica Wang

Event Room: DRLB A1

Event Supervisor: Drew Briskin

Event Room: DRLB A2

Event Supervisor: Manlu Liu

Event Room: Chem 054

Event Supervisor: Emily Augustine

Event Room: DRLB BS1

Event Supervisor: Violet Tu

Event Room: Annenberg Lobby

Event Supervisor: Varun Sudunagunta

I’m a freshman from Austin, Texas majoring in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Geology. I competed with the Liberal Arts and Science Academy for three years (and in Division B for four) and I was the captain of LASA’s team in 2017. I’ve competed at Nationals three times during which I won 7 medals in Fossils, Green Generation, Invasive Species, and Rocks and Minerals. Fossils was by far my favorite event of all time and I’m pumped that it’s coming back next year. Science Olympiad was a big part of my high school experience and I look forward to improving the experiences of current competitors at various competitions on the East Coast. In my free time you can find me reading random articles on Wikipedia or tagging my friends in memes.

Event Room: DRLB A4

Event Supervisor: Peter Ma

Peter Ma is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently planning on majoring in chemistry on a premed track. His favorite Science Olympiad events are Astronomy, Air Trajectory, and Hovercraft.

Event Room: Levine Foyer

Event Supervisor: Lucia Korpas

Event Room: Cohen 402

Event Supervisor: Kirti Nath

Event Room: DRLB A1

Event Supervisor: Bharath Jaladi

Event Room: Levine Foyer

Event Supervisor: Jake Welde

I am a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and French. My primary academic interest is in robotics, and I work as a research assistant in the GRASP lab. In high school, I competed in Science Olympiad on the Ward Melville High School varsity team. I largely have SciO to thank for laying the foundations of my love for engineering, my interest in robotics, and some of my closest friendships. Outside the classroom I am excited about cooking, music, animals, and the outdoors.

Event Room: Levine Foyer

Event Supervisor: Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen is a freshman from Cherry Hill, New Jersey studying Computer Engineering. His favorite events include Optics, Material Science and Chemistry Lab, and he will be supervising Optics this year.

Event Room: DRLB A8

Event Supervisor: Richard Ling

Richard is a sophomore from Clarks Summit, PA, majoring in Systems Engineering and Environmental Science in VIPER. He is the event director for Remote Sensing this year, and he's very excited to be a part of the 2nd SOUP invitational.

Event Room: DRLB A4

Event Supervisor: Rakesh Ravi

Event Room: Cohen 402

Event Supervisor: Jasmine Wang

I am Jasmine Wang, a junior majoring in Bioengineering and the event supervisor for Game On. Throughout middle and high school, Science Olympiad was an activity that I came to enjoy very much as it fostered teamwork and an excitement for learning. Some of my favorite events included Entomology, Experimental Design, and Elastic Glider. Outside of classes, I conduct research in an orthopaedic bioengineering lab, play the violin, code, and enjoy cooking.

Event Room: DRLB A8

Event Supervisor: Mimi Lu

Mimi Lu is a freshman studying computer science and cognitive science. She competed in Science Olympiad for six years, and two of her favorite events were Experimental Design and Forensics. Science Olympiad was one of the most rewarding activities of her high school career, and she’s looking forward to continuing it in college! Mimi is excited to be the Event Supervisor for Towers and hopes to use her experience as a former competitor to help make this year’s invitational a fun and worthwhile competition.

Event Room: Levine Foyer

Event Supervisor: Kevin Wu

Event Room: DRLB A4