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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Amiya Chokawala (12) interacts with new members of the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club at their kickoff meeting on Thursday. The officers delved into the purpose of their club and their main initiatives with a presentation.

Women in STEM club introduces initiatives with first meeting

by Hima Thota, Reporter October 16, 2022

The Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club held their first meeting during long lunch on Thursday to introduce the club’s officers and initiatives.  Garnering a large turnout from students across all classes,...

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 club member Michelle Jin (11) pours water into a cup of magic sand. WiSTEM officers and members organized the Research Symposium under the guidance of club adviser and upper school science department chair Anita Chetty.

Student researchers, keynote speakers present at WiSTEM Club’s annual Research Symposium

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor April 25, 2022

The upper school’s Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club hosted the 16th annual Research Symposium, themed "STEM Will Save Us," in-person, on April 16 for the first time in two years. At Symposium, over 50...

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...

WiSTEM co-president Kavita Murthy (12) looks on with Ashley Hong (10) during the TechGirlz workshop. Officers went around each of the three science rooms to check in with the club members while they were hosting.

WiSTEM hosts TechGirlz workshop focused on digital experiences

by Katelyn Zhao, Reporter December 2, 2021

13 members from the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club hosted a TechGirlz event, “Think Like a Designer: Unplugged,” for middle school girls after school on Zoom on Nov. 19. As the only organization WiSTEM...

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes meets in Palo Alto with representatives of the US Department of Defense (DoD) during DoD meetings with several high-tech companies in April 2013. Holmes founded Theranos in 2003 as a 19-year-old Stanford dropout.

Elizabeth Holmes trial for fraud and conspiracy intensifies in its 8th week as more witnesses take the stand

by Emma Gao and Ariana Goetting November 1, 2021

Former employees and investors in Elizabeth Holmes’s now defunct Silicon Valley biotech startup Theranos testify against the company as Holmes faces charges of fraud and conspiracy in the eighth week...

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...

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

STEM Scene: Dec. 13

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor December 13, 2020

WiSTEM From the week of Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club had their club week to gain exposure with more students and to promote their organization. Throughout the week, club...

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

Stem Scene: Sept. 22

by Anmol Velagapudi, Mark Hu, and Sriya Batchu September 22, 2020

Astronomy Club The Upper School Astronomy Club held two guest speaker sessions with a Q&A with Dr. Eugene Chiang from UC Berkeley on Sept. 4th and a talk with Dr. Bruce Macintosh from the Stanford...

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

STEM Scene: Upper school clubs continue activities in quarantine

by Tiffany Chang, TALON Reporter May 3, 2020

With COVID-19 pushing everyone to pioneer alternatives for events made unfeasible by shelter-in-place, upper school STEM clubs have risen to the challenge. Despite the inability to continue hands-on activities...

Sophia Gottfried (11) spoke on behalf of Harker Philosophy club, announcing a screening of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” next Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Charles Shuttleworth’s room.

School meeting recap 11/7/19: Choral concert, DECA club week, and math competitions

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting yesterday by welcoming back those who were absent from school on Wednesday. “Tuesday’s announcement was definitely unsettling for our community,”...

Advika Phadnis (10) and Luisa Pan (10) organize cups around the Water Purification station. The theme for this years research symposium was “Our Survival: Saving the Planet and Healing Ourselves.”

14 years of celebrating innovation and inquiry: diving into a Harker research tradition

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor April 27, 2019

The upper school was buzzing with action from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, as the Women in STEM club (WiSTEM) hosted the 14th annual Harker Research Symposium with the theme “Our Survival:...

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