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

Advika Phadnis (10) and Luisa Pan (10) organize cups around the Water Purification station. The theme for this year's research symposium was

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

April 27, 2019

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

      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

WiSTEM volunteers Emma Dionne (10) and Vidya Jeyendran (10) lead one of the tables for WiSTEM's food-based modeling activity. The symposium's scheduled events included exhibit tables, keynote speakers, student and alumni panels, poster presentations and a variety of other activities and workshops.

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

April 14, 2019

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

Jeff Biggers motions during an interview.  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.

by Nicole Tian and Arya Maheshwari

March 24, 2019

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

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

Stanford Medical School assistant professor Dr. Al'ai Alvarez speaks at a Medical Club speaker event on Feb. 28. For their club week, the Med Club invited Dr. Alvarez as well as Dr. My Phuong Mitarai to speak to students about medicine.

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

March 17, 2019

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

Harker's 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars pose for a picture. From left to right: Cameron Jones, Natasha Maniar, Richard Wang, Ruhi Sayana, Katherine Tian, Cindy Wang and Ayush Alag, all seniors. Natasha, Ruhi, and Ayush were finalists as well.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

Last year's AMC 10 and 12 exams were held at 8 a.m. in Nichols Atrium on Feb. 20. According to Dr. Aiyer, around 120 students will be taking one of the exams this year, which will both be held next Thursday.

by Erica Cai, Reporter

February 3, 2019

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

Harker's 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists, all seniors, pose for a picture. From left to right: Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

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...

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