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STEM Scene: Upcoming contests and competitions

STEM Scene: Upcoming contests and competitions

by Sally Zhu and Amruta Dharmapurikar

January 15, 2020

AMC The American Mathematics Competitions (AMCs) will take place on Thursday, January 30. The AMC 10A and AMC 12A are math contests open to all students in or below grades ten and twelve, respectively. Students answer 25 multiple choice questions for 75 minutes, and high scorers advance to fo...

School meeting recap 1/13/2020: Eagle Update, new semester electives, and a Night of Nostalgia

Head of Upper School Butch Keller delivers a talk at school meeting about recent incidents of students using disrespectful language and racial slur. Keller presented an initiative called Challenge Day that aims to encourage diversity of perspective and break down barriers between students and faculty.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off yesterday’s school meeting by welcoming everyone. On behalf of ASB, he announced that students should submit slides through the form instead of email. On behalf of upper school security, he urged students to limit their use of Doordash, especially during school hours. Followi...

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 ...

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...

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...

Harker teams win awards at national TEAMS competition

Harker's first place team poses with their trophy. The competition was held from June 22 to 25.

by Helen Yang, Columnist

September 3, 2018

Two teams of upper school students won in several categories of the national Test for Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition from June 22 to 25 in Atlanta. This year, TEAMS proposed “Engineering a Greener World” as the annual theme. The competition challenges middl...

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