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Harker students organize Opportunity X science fair to showcase middle schoolers’ projects

Harker students organize Opportunity X science fair to showcase middle schoolers’ projects

by Arely Sun, Reporter

June 4, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Students of Opportunity X, a student-founded program that teaches students at underprivileged schools about science research, gathered in the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library community center to share their projects at the program’s first science fair on May 25. The participants had been working...

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

by Lucy Ge, Reporter

May 26, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, Online Exclusive, STEM

The first version of the measles vaccine was developed over half a century ago by John Enders who, in 1963, successfully created the vaccine out of a specific strain of measles. Measles was reported eliminated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2000. Yet with upward...

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

by Arya Maheshwari, Varsha Rammohan, Lucy Ge, and Michael Eng

April 27, 2019


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

The icecaps are melting. Wildfires and polar vortices are breaking out. The ocean is acidifying. Category 5 hurricanes are ripping through the U.S. seemingly every year. In the face of looming disaster, the Green New Deal (GND) attempts to address the increasingly detrimental effects of climate change. ...

14 years of celebrating innovation and inquiry: diving into a Harker research tradition

14 years of celebrating innovation and inquiry: diving into a Harker research tradition

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

April 27, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

The upper school was buzzing with action from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, as the Women in STEM club (WiSTEM) hosted the 14th annual Harker Research Symposium with the theme “Our Survival: Saving the Planet and Healing Ourselves.” This popular community-wide event has grown exponentially from...

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...

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