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Students’ summer research continues despite new difficulties, Harker research classes adapt to online environment

University of California, Santa Cruz, was one of the few universities that modified their Summer Internship Program, a summer research program for high schoolers, to an online format. As most opportunities moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students found new research opportunities, either through virtual labs or on their own at home.

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor

September 1, 2020

Upper school students conducted science research during the summer despite new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though several popular research programs like the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) and the Research Science Institute (RSI) were canceled d...

Senior named one of 40 Regeneron finalists in nation

Senior Cynthia Chen, who has been named one of 40 Regeneron finalists in the nation. Cynthia was the only Harker student to receive this honor this year.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 22, 2020

Senior Cynthia Chen was selected as one of 40 finalists in the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest math and science research competition for high school seniors.  Cynthia’s research focused on using computational methods to uncover patterns that predict cancer types. Her project was...

Two seniors named as Regeneron scholars

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou, the 2020 Regeneron scholars.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 8, 2020

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou were selected as top scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) from a pool of 1,993 applicants from 659 schools in 49 states. The 300 scholars chosen and their respective schools will be awarded 2,000 dollars each.   Cynthia’s research focused on using comput...

Science internship introduces high schoolers to research

Teresa Cai (10) conducts a chemistry experiment under a fume hood at UCSC. Sixteen Harker students participated in the Summer Internship Program.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Muthu Panchanatham

August 30, 2019

Whether they are traveling all over the world or are at home studying for the August SATs, Harker students do a variety of different activities over the duration of summer vacation. For sixteen high schoolers in particular, their break was spent at the Summer Internship Program (SIP), an eight-week lo...

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 11, 2019

The 2020 Near/Mitra scholars were announced by the library earlier this month, allowing eight current juniors the opportunity to delve into deep research over the next year with an opportunity to present their final projects to the student body in the form of a completed manuscript. Four juniors were...

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,...

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...

Summer research internships create new opportunities for student researchers

Allison Cartee (12) performs a chemistry experiment under a glass hood at UC Santa Cruz. Allison was a member of the Summer Internship Program (SIP) at UCSC and spent ten weeks performing research under the guidance of a mentor.

by Saloni Shah and Anjay Saklecha

September 3, 2018

Over the past summer, students participated in various research projects at locales ranging from local companies to startups to academic institutions such as Stanford University and University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). Students looking to participate in UC Santa Cruz’s Summer Internship Program ...

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