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Math Club members Juliana Li (10) and Lily Shi (9) work on problems during the Jan. 9 lecture. Math Club hosted a speaker event with alumnus and former Math Club President Jeffrey Kwan ‘20, where he discussed math problems and held a Q&A to answer questions about math.

Math Club hosts speaker event and wins Arete Competition

by Steven Jiang, TALON Reporter January 25, 2023

Math Club hosted a speaker event with alumnus and former Math Club President Jeffrey Kwan (‘20), where he discussed math problems and answered questions from participants on Jan. 9 during lunch. During...

Rishab Parthasarathy (12) and Alex Hu (12) help guide questions and relay them to Anand Natarajan (09). The upper school Programming Club and Math Club invited Natarajan to speak about quantum computing in the Nichols auditorium on Wednesday.

Harker alumnus delivers introduction to quantum computing

by Margaret Cartee, Reporter December 4, 2021

The Math Club and Programming Club hosted Harker alumnus and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Anand Natarajan (‘09) for a speaker event on quantum computing after school on Wednesday...

The classroom of upper school math teacher Gabriele Stahl. All upper school math teachers prepared their classrooms by separating desks before the AMC 10 and 12 exams on Nov. 10. The contests were administered in-person this year, though students still took the exams on their laptops.

Annual AMC 10 and 12 exams return to in-person testing

by Catherine Wong, Reporter November 27, 2021

More than 150 upper school students participated in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10 exam and 12 A exam on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in Dobbins Hall.  The AMC 10 was only available...

The landing page for the online portal to take the AMC tests, hosted on the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) website. Like previous years, all of the exams were 25 multiple choice questions to be completed in 75 minutes.

AMC math competitions held virtually

by Michael Eng, Multimedia Editor February 12, 2021

Upper school students could take the American Math Competitions (AMC) exams, on Feb. 4 and Feb. 10 respectively.  All students at the upper school were eligible for the AMC 12 exams while only freshmen...

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

STEM Spotlight: Math Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor January 22, 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 Math Club, which encourages out-of-the-box problem solving and...

Jeffrey Kwan (’20) has been involved in math ever since he was in elementary school, frequently competing in olympiads and serving as math club president. He especially enjoys problem solving and finding patterns between different areas of math.

Jeffrey Kwan (‘20) participates in the 2020 International Math Olympiad

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor October 9, 2020

On Sept. 21 and 22, the 61st annual International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held virtually, with Jeffrey Kwan (‘20) participating as one of six students representing the United States. Jeffrey...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Upper school clubs continue activities in quarantine

by Tiffany Chang, TALON Reporter May 4, 2020

With COVID-19 pushing everyone to pioneer alternatives for events made unfeasible by shelter-in-place, upper school STEM clubs have risen to the challenge. Despite the inability to continue hands-on activities...

Last years 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.

Upper school students prepare for the AMC

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...

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

by Aditya Singhvi and Saurav Tewari October 18, 2018

Rows and rows of seats in a college lecture hall fill up with anxious students, armed with yellow #2 pencils, fully charged TI-84s and blank sheets of paper. Proctors distribute tests, making their way...

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