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STEM Scene: Online Edition

STEM Scene: Online Edition

by Erica Cai, Reporter

April 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

      Measles outbreak The number of measles cases and outbreaks this year has already passed the total amount of last year’s cases. From January 1 to April 11, 555 cases of measles have been reported in 20 states, including California, and it is the second-greatest number of cases in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in ...

14th annual research symposium encourages climate action

14th annual research symposium encourages climate action

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The upper school's Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club hosted the 14th annual Harker Research Symposium on Saturday at the upper school, with events and activities that revolved around this year's climate theme titled "Our Survival: Saving the Planet and Healing Ourselves." The schedule for the symposium,...

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

by Nicole Tian and Arya Maheshwari

March 24, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Jeff Biggers, the founder of the Climate Narrative Project, a project dedicated to the convergence of science and the humanities to effectively communicate the message of climate change, visited the upper school on Feb. 8 and participated in the faculty retreat over the following weekend. As part of ...

Students qualify to take physics olympiad with strong F=ma results

Students qualify to take physics olympiad with strong F=ma results

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Nine students will proceed in the physics olympiad examinations after qualifying for the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) based on high scores in the preliminary F=ma exam, which numerous upper and middle school students took in late January. Qualifying students include juniors Rohan Cherukuri, Jeffrey ...

Medical Club hosts speaker events for club week

Medical Club hosts speaker events for club week

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Students crowded around the upper school Anatomage Table, marveling at the layers of skin and muscle that was displayed brightly on the screen. The anatomy tool was just one of the few activities that Medical Club members could partake in during and before their annual club week from March 4 to 8. In...

The apex of high school research: upper school seniors win accolades as Regeneron STS scholars and finalists

The apex of high school research: upper school seniors win accolades as Regeneron STS scholars and finalists

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Using deep learning to improve therapy for arrhythmia. Finding a target treatment for a high-risk form of childhood cancer. Analyzing genomic data to help diagnose food allergies. These projects landed seniors Ruhi Sayana, Natasha Maniar and Ayush Alag, respectively, spots in the list of 40 Regeneron Sci...

Team 1072: Build Season

Team 1072: Build Season

by Sriya Batchu and Vishnu Kannan

February 27, 2019


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on February 20, 2019. ...

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

by Eric Fang and Anna Vazhaeparambil

February 26, 2019


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

How can we replace plastics in our schools with compostable material? How can we reduce idle energy? What are some activities that may get students more interested in the environment? Attendees of the Students for Green High Schools Conference on Jan. 26 brainstormed solutions to these questions in small...

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 4)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 4)

by Mark Hu, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Blood moon In the late evening of Jan. 20, a super wolf blood moon occurred, according to the Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Being the first full moon of the year, it was a wolf moon. It was also at its closest to the Earth, making it a supermoon. Finally, the moon passed behind the earth which projected a red hue on the moon’s surface thus cre...

Upper school students prepare for the AMC

Upper school students prepare for the AMC

by Erica Cai, Reporter

February 3, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

About 120 students will flow into the Nichols Atrium just before 8 a.m. next Thursday, finding their prescribed seat amid a wide array of the green fold-up chairs and wooden tables notoriously associated with major exams. At this time each year, varying combinations of nervousness and excitement ofte...

Three students named Regeneron finalists

Three students named Regeneron finalists

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, STEM

Of the 7 students named Regeneron scholars (a complete list can be found here: https://harkeraquila.com/45582/showcase/seniors-named-regeneron-scholars/), 3 of the students, seniors Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana were named Regeneron 2019 Finalists on Jan. 23. Out of the 300 students who...

Freshmen researchers reflect on engineering project to test types of biodegradable material

Freshmen researchers reflect on engineering project to test types of biodegradable material

by Arya Maheshwari and Anmol Velagapudi

January 20, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Attention to research at the upper school often focuses on the achievements of upperclassmen, like with the results of the recent Regeneron Science Talent Search. But research experience and success is not exclusive to only juniors and seniors: freshman Alice Feng, for her part, has already picked up...

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