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Sheena Vaswani (04) discovered her interest in dentistry as early as high school. “I realized that dentistry was a marriage between my interests, and I didnt necessarily have to give up the artistic side of things,” Vaswani said.

Blooming from the STEM: Artistry in dentistry

by Andrew Liang and Sidak Sanghari March 13, 2023

Like most Harker students, Sheena Vaswani (‘04) is a native of the Bay Area, born and raised in Los Altos. However, after finishing high school, she felt the need to explore outside her bubble. And...

Upper School biology teacher Matthew Harley gestures at his presentation on the anatomy of a heart. At the Evening of Medicine, he procured hearts of various sizes for the attendees to hold and examine.

Evening of Medicine invites students to explore medical profession

by Jessica Wang, Alison Yang, and Claire Zhao November 11, 2022

Around 50 students attended the Evening of Medicine, hosted by Medical Club in Nichols on Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m, where two speakers presented about their research and students participated in hands-on...

Using a stylus, upper school science department chair and biology teacher Anita Chetty selects certain features on the body to be visible. The table also allows the user to place labels on body organisms, view the flow of blood in the veins, and take a quiz on the anatomy of the cadaver.

Anatomage table facilitates interactive learning and study of the human body

by Young Min, Sidak Sanghari, and Sabrina Zhu June 4, 2022

An image of a dissected human body with red, flowing blood vessels and ivory-colored bones is displayed on a large table, about six feet long and two feet wide. Upper school science department chair and...

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Operations officer Jessica Zhou (11) explains club details to Nila Dharmaraj (10) and Smrithi Sambamurthy (11) on Jan. 11. The club focuses on medical events and contests.

STEM Spotlight: HOSA

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor February 23, 2022

The Health Occupations Students of America Club, better known as HOSA, aims to help students interested in healthcare explore the diverse possibilities that the medical world has to offer. The club, which...

Moderna plans to begin testing for its new vaccine booster shot, which targets the coronavirus and the influenza virus, within the year. Booster shots can help protect against changing and mutating viruses.

Moderna announces new ‘combo’ vaccine to combat COVID-19 and the flu

by Emma Gao and Kinnera Mulam September 18, 2021

Moderna announced the development of a new booster vaccine that protects against both COVID-19 and the influenza virus through a press release on Sept. 9, with testing expected to begin over the next six...

Andrew Jin (‘15) began startup Dorsal Health with high school friend Shashwat Kishore to create new solutions for musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions in order to treat those afflicted by chronic pain quickly and effectively.

Blooming from the STEM: Pursuing new possibilities

by Margaret Cartee and Sabrina Zhu September 12, 2021

Harker Aquila · Aquila Audible of "Blooming from the STEM: Pursuing new possibilities" Around 1/5 of adults have suffered from chronic pain in their life. The total costs of chronic pain treatment...

Stem Scene: 2020 Nobel Prize winners

Stem Scene: 2020 Nobel Prize winners

by Sabrina Zhu, Winged Post Asst. STEM Editor November 21, 2020

Physics Roger Penrose received one half of the Nobel Prize in Physics for proving that black holes can exist and that they are direct results of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity....

Dr. Lawrence Fung speaks during a panel at the Evening of Medicine event hosted by the upper school Medical Club last Friday. The panel Q&A consisted of three Stanford doctors: Dr. Lawrence Fung, a psychiatrist; Dr. Zachary Vaughn, an orthopedic surgeon; and Dr. Lisa Zaba, a dermatologist.

Medical Club hosts speakers and interactive activities in inaugural Evening of Medicine

by Amruta Dharmapurikar and Brian Chen November 14, 2019

The upper school’s Medical Club held the first-ever Evening of Medicine last Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Nichols Auditorium, featuring a variety of medical professionals as speakers and engaging...

The announcement sheets for the Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Foundation announced the laureates for Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Economic Science and Peace starting Oct. 1.

Nobel Foundation awards 2018 prizes to laureates

by Jessie Wang and Daniel Wu October 22, 2018

The Nobel Foundation announced the 2018 Nobel Laureates for Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Peace and Economic Sciences during the week of Oct. 1.  The Nobel Prize in Literature was postponed...

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