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Harker alum Rishab Parthasarathy (‘22), along with seven other students, represented the United States at the 19th annual International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) from July 25 to 29, 2022, on the Isle of Man. “Every day is a new experience: meeting new people and being exposed to a really new culture,” Parthasarathy said. “I never knew that the Isle of Man had such a specific and vibrant culture, including multiple dialects of the same language within 20 miles of each other. It was really cool to be exposed to a culture that I hadn’t learned about before [and] see people who think about language.”

Blooming from the STEM: Linguistics leader

by Olivia Xu and Steven Jiang March 24, 2023

How do you conjugate the verb “to give” in Ubykh, a Circassian language that died 30 years ago with the passing of its last native speaker? How do you translate from English to N|uuki, a South African...

International Physics Olympiad Gold Medalist and Harker alumnus Rishab Parthasarathy (‘22) delivers a keynote speech virtually to attendees of the inaugural Harker Physics Invitational (HPhI). The inaugural contest took place on Nov. 19, gathering over 100 participants virtually.

Inaugural student-run Harker Physics Invitational draws over 100 attendees

by Arjun Barrett, Managing Editor January 17, 2023

The first-ever Harker Physics Invitational (HPhI) took place virtually on Nov. 19, gathering over 100 participants from both inside and outside Harker. The event featured an individual physics competition...

Alex Hu (12) writes equations and data for his math research project. Throughout his research, he looked at quantum code written for error correction.

Six seniors named Regeneron scholars

by Claire Bauschlicher, Reporter January 31, 2022

Seniors Alice Feng, Alex Hu, Rishab Parthasarathy, Sasvath Ramachandran, Aimee Wang and Emily Zhou have been named Regeneron Scholars for the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition. Rishab was...

You have to be able to take those [equations] and develop your own mindset and your own perspective, and be able to take those in ways that other people might not expect, because thats what makes you unique. Thats what creativity is, Rishab Parthasarathy (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Curiosity, creation and community

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor January 5, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Humans of Harker: Curiosity, creation and community" Dozens of smooth, cream-colored tiles spill onto the bare floor, and a pair of young hands frantically...

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...

A screenshot of the upper schools A team at the Department of Energys regional science bowl on Feb. 6. The A team placed second, while the B team placed in the top eight, the highest ranked second team in the competition.

Upper school science bowl teams compete at regional competition

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor February 13, 2021

The Department of Energy’s regional Science Bowl was held virtually on Feb. 6 with the upper school A team placing second and B team placing in the top eight. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory...

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