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The student news site of The Harker School.

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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Attendees of the research club take part in a mock-science fair in preparation for Synopsys on March 7. Synopsys is the Santa Clara County regional research championship.

Research Club holds Synopsys Championship preparation meeting

by Vivek Moorjani, HoH Profiler March 18, 2024

Research Club held a mock science fair on March 7 in upper school physics and science research teacher Chris Spenner’s room in preparation for the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship. Around...

Audience members listen attentively to upper school science department head Anita Chetty during the non-RRI portion of the upper schools annual Synopsys information meeting. Chetty went over Harkers project selection guidelines as well as key dates.

Upper school hosts Synopsys meeting on science fair guidelines

by Andrew Liang and Tiffany Zhu September 10, 2023

Around 80 upper school students attended the Synopsys information meeting in the Nichols Auditorium on Aug. 25 to learn about the application process and guidelines for the science fair.  Upper...

Fiona Yan (11) practices presenting her research project at the mock science fair, which was organized by the Research Club on March 6. Fairs were held virtually from 2020 to 2022 due to the pandemic but have since switched back to in-person.

2023 Synopsys Championship returns to in-person science fair

by Edward Huang, Co-STEM Editor March 13, 2023

Upper school students attended the 2023 Synopsys Science and Technology Championship hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Association (SCVSEFA) at the San Jose Convention Center...

Research Club officers Brian Chen (12) and Alex Lan (12) introduce the Synopsys Information Session at yesterdays school meeting. The meeting also included information about the Dance Production, a sports recap, and several club announcements.

School meeting recap 9/9/22: Quadchella, Dance Production and emergency drills

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 10, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday. The ASB Student Events Committee, led by Ella Lan (11), Jacob Huang (12) and Sam Parupudi (10), started...

Students listen as Mrs. Chetty walks through the Synopsys guidelines. The informational meeting for the Synopsys fair and Regeneron Science Talent Search research competitions took place on Friday in the Nichols Auditorium.

Upper school science department holds annual Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting

by Sidak Sanghari and Vika Gautham September 6, 2022

Upper school science department head Anita Chetty and research teacher Chris Spenner held the Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting for students in the Nichols Auditorium on Friday at 3:10 p.m. The...

Adrian Liu (10) works on his project with help from Jonathan Zhang (10). Adrian plans to present his research
on biopolymer drug delivery for fibrosis treatment at the annual Research Symposium, which is organized by the WiSTEM (Women in STEM) club.

Students attend and prepare for annual research events despite COVID-19 restrictions

by Sabrina Zhu and Kinnera Mulam March 22, 2022

Upper school students competed in the annual Synopsys Science & Technology Championship on March 10. Meanwhile, Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Club is currently preparing for the annual Research Symposium...

The sophomore class sits on the gym floor while members of the junior class, senior class and faculty sit on the bleachers during school meeting yesterday. The freshmen were absent from the school meeting due to freshman student council speeches taking place at the same time.

School meeting recap 9/29/21: Homecoming week, Student Directed Showcase and CareerConnect

by Anika Maji, Reporter September 30, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the meeting. The freshman class was not present in order to listen to freshman class council election speeches held in the Patil Theater....

Prakrit Jain (11) photographs a sample for his project that built an automatic software to create ranged maps for wildlife.

Student research through the pandemic

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor March 23, 2021

The annual Synopsys Science & Technology Championship was held virtually on March 11, with students presenting their research from the past year to judges through online interviews and PowerPoint slides. The...

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

STEM Scene: Online Edition

by Erica Cai, Reporter April 21, 2019

      Measles outbreak The number of measles cases and outbreaks this year has already passed the total amount of last year’s cases. From January 1 to April 11, 555 cases...

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