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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

WiSTEM Co-president Sahngwie Yim (11) conducts a magic sand experiment with a lower schooler during the STEM Buddies event. The third and fourth graders attended a total of five stations during the event.

WiSTEM brings labs and laughter to lower school through STEM Buddies

by Ashley Mo and Margaret Cartee December 4, 2023

13 upper school Women in STEM members visited the lower school campus to host interactive STEM Buddies experiments for two classes of first and second grade students on Oct. 27. WiSTEM members led activities...

WiSTEM Co-President Eileen Ma (12) and STEM Buddies Directors Michelle Wei (11) and Margaret Cartee (11) prepare an oobleck demonstration to teach lower school students about non-Newtonian fluids. The recent STEM Buddies event featured five stations where participants could learn new concepts through hands-on activities and discussions.

WiSTEM brings educational activities to lower school for STEM Buddies event

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor March 16, 2023

Members of Women in STEM (WiSTEM) hosted STEM Buddies, an event involving hands-on activities and discussions, at the lower school on Feb. 24.  WiSTEM founded the STEM Buddies program in 2014 to spark...

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...

WiSTEM officers Kavita Murthy (12), Claire Luo (10), Ella Yee (10), Emily Zhou (12), Amiya Chokhawala (11), Catherine He (12), Thresia Vazhaeparambil (12) and Eileen Ma (11) hold a club meeting in the Nichols Atrium on Sept. 20. The club aims to encourage more female students to participate in STEM fields.

STEM Spotlight: Women in STEM

by Katelyn Zhao, Reporter October 5, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing as they return to campus. This week’s featured club is WiSTEM, which aims to foster STEM interest in female students. The...

Suman Mohanty (10) holds up a STEM saves the worldt-shirt at the WiSTEM club week booth outside Manzanita. WiSTEM had  speakers, a movie screening, and fundraisers for education for girls in Kenya during its club week.

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor November 13, 2018

Stacks of black shirts emblazoned with the words “STEM saves the world” surround boxes of cookies and boba tea at the WiSTEM club week table as several students crowd the array of goods, searching...

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