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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Students listen as Mrs. Chetty walks through the Synopsys guidelines. The informational meeting for the Synopsys fair and Regeneron Science Talent Search research competitions took place on Friday in the Nichols Auditorium.

Upper school science department holds annual Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting

by Sidak Sanghari and Vika Gautham September 6, 2022

Upper school science department head Anita Chetty and research teacher Chris Spenner held the Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting for students in the Nichols Auditorium on Friday at 3:10 p.m. The...

Adrian Liu (10) works on his project with help from Jonathan Zhang (10). Adrian plans to present his research
on biopolymer drug delivery for fibrosis treatment at the annual Research Symposium, which is organized by the WiSTEM (Women in STEM) club.

Students attend and prepare for annual research events despite COVID-19 restrictions

by Sabrina Zhu and Kinnera Mulam March 22, 2022

Upper school students competed in the annual Synopsys Science & Technology Championship on March 10. Meanwhile, Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Club is currently preparing for the annual Research Symposium...

Upper school physics and research teacher Chris Spenner discusses the lessons he learned in astrophotography during the Astronomy Clubs workshop on Thursday. During the workshop, Spenner emphasized how certain astrophotography techniques are more challenging and can take several years to master.

Astronomy Club dives into details of astrophotography in speaker event

by Ella Yee, Reporter December 14, 2021

Astronomy Club invited upper school physics and research teacher Chris Spenner to lead an astrophotography workshop last Thursday during long lunch. The workshop was the first part of a series intended...

Prakrit Jain (11) photographs a sample for his project that built an automatic software to create ranged maps for wildlife.

Student research through the pandemic

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor March 23, 2021

The annual Synopsys Science & Technology Championship was held virtually on March 11, with students presenting their research from the past year to judges through online interviews and PowerPoint slides. The...

STEM Spotlight is a new Aquila repeater showcasing STEM clubs and their initiatives.

STEM Spotlight: Research Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor March 5, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Research Club, which strives to spread interest in scientific...

Turning off unnecessary lights at night illuminates the natural glow and beauty of the stars and galaxies visible in the night sky.

Global Reset: Bright lights tarnish dark starry nights

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor February 23, 2021

Traveling hours away from the Bay Area’s brightly lit sky to take photos of the galaxies in our universe, one finds oneself in a vast wilderness as stars twinkle above across the night sky. A swarm of...

Students in Dr. Adlers Multivariable calculus class use Mathematica, a tool capable of visualizing, analyzing and manipulating complex graphs among other functionalities, to graph three-dimensional curves. Students also use the software for long-form projects to better understand more difficult topics.

STEM classes embrace technology to adapt to online learning

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Staff Writer October 19, 2020

As the upper school continues in remote fashion for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, teachers of STEM classes have adopted new teaching methodologies while adapting old ones in order to...

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