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Six seniors named scholars in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Six seniors named scholars in Regeneron Science Talent Search

by Katherine Zhang, STEM Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The Regeneron Science Talent Search named six Harker seniors as scholars, an honor awarded to the top 300 entrants in the country. Regeneron posted a list of the scholars, who were chosen from 1,818 total entrants, online today. Seniors Amy Dunphy, Amy Jin, Jimmy Lin, Rajiv Movva, Eleanor Xiao and Justin X...

Upcoming math competitions in 2018

Upcoming math competitions in 2018

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

As 2017 winds to a close, many math and science competitions approach, the two closest ones being the TEAMS competition and the AMC 10/12. The AMC 10 and the AMC 12 are both 25-question tests that last for 75 minutes, designed to test students’ skills in math. The AMC 10 will be open to sophomo...

Supermoon lights up sky on Sunday

Supermoon lights up sky on Sunday

by Irina Malyugina, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

This year’s brightest supermoon occurred from the night of Dec. 3 to the night of Dec. 4. On Sunday night, the moon will be almost as close as possible to the Earth. It will appear 16 percent brighter and seven percent larger. The supermoon can be seen from any place in the world with clear skies...

New Science Advances study discovers alarming increase in global levels of light pollution

New Science Advances study discovers alarming increase in global levels of light pollution

by Tiffany Wong, News Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Over the years, the falling price and rising efficiency of LEDs have proven to be a blessing—and now are proving to be a curse. According to a recent study about our planet’s worsening light pollution problem published in peer-reviewed scientific journal “Science Advances” last Wednesday, the...

Q&A with Dr. Ronald Schafer, Stanford electrical engineering professor

Q&A with Dr. Ronald Schafer, Stanford electrical engineering professor

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Harker Aquila spoke to Dr. Ronald Schafer, an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University notable for some of the earliest research in digital signal processing (DSP) and contributions to speech processing, about his work and the history of the field. Dr. Schafer, who is the ...

Memorial held for Fields medal winner

Memorial held for Fields medal winner

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Dr. Mirzakhani, renowned scholar and math genius, died on July 14 of breast cancer at age 40. Stanford University held a memorial service for Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani, professor of mathematics, on Oct. 21 at the Stanford CEMEX Auditorium. She finished her undergraduate studies in Iran and attended Harv...

STEM Scene

STEM Scene

by Arushi Saxena, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

HARKER Math Competition Members of Math Club attended a competition at Santa Clara University on Nov. 4. They participated in a three-hour exam involving several different types of problems. Students who earned high grades were eligible for recognition. There were nine problems, covering the topics of Combinatorics, ...

Math Club members attend first travel contest

Math Club members attend first travel contest

by Anmol Velagapudi and Michael Eng

November 18, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

A team of eight students from the Math club will compete in the Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) in New Jersey on Nov. 18th. The upper school’s team consists of senior Swapnil Garg; juniors Katherine Tian and Michael Wang; sophomores Cynthia Chen, Rohan Cherukuri, Rishi Dange an...

Two different signals detect neutron star collision in historic scientific moment

Two different signals detect neutron star collision in historic scientific moment

by Arya Maheshwari and Katherine Zhang

November 17, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Scientists announced the discovery of a neutron star collision, which was detected on Aug. 17, in news conferences throughout the world on Oct. 16. Reports written by over 3,500 astronomers on the historic event were released, providing confirmations on previous theories and opening up new pathways of ...

Siemens regional winners named

Siemens regional winners named

by Anya Weaver and Nerine Uyanik

November 17, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Senior Swapnil Garg and junior Katherine Tian were named regional winners in the 2017 Siemens Competition on Nov. 6 for their development of an autobiotic classifier to assess the severity of kidney cancer, advancing to the national finals. “Our project is on automatically classifying images of kidney ...

Global Reset

Global Reset

by Anvi Banga and Anika Rajamani

November 17, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The recent California wildfires have destroyed over 504,600 acres of land; more than 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and at least 40 people died. 2017 is ranked as the ninth worst hurricane season according to Weather Underground resulting in debate over whether climate change is ...

WiSTEM holds club week

WiSTEM holds club week

by Rose Guan and Katherine Zhang

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) club hosted its club week this week, utilizing a variety of events and fundraising activities to promote female involvement in STEM fields. “We really want to support women who don’t necessarily have the opportunities that are afforded...

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