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Crowds at Research Symposium
12th Annual Research Symposium
Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Upper School Campus
There will be no parking at the upper school campus. Shuttles will run all day to and from the middle school campus on Blackford Ave. starting at 7:30 a.m.
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Registration Information
Early online registration is highly recommended. You will be able to plan, view and print your own agenda and registration card before arriving. Events and talks fill up quickly. Avoid being disappointed. Register early!
Early Bird Registration (March 24-27)
Admission and lunch: $15; $10 for Harker students; admission only: $10; $5 Harker students. Breakfast and snacks for sale. Lunch purchased onsite: $7. The promo code for the discount is “early bird”.
Registration (March 28-April 15, 7 a.m.)
Admission and Lunch: $20; ($15 for Harker students)
Admission Only ($15; $10 for Harker students)
Lunch Only: $7
Coffee, tea, water available throughout the day
Breakfast for Purchase (7:30 - 9:00 am)
Onsite Registration (April 15)
Admission and lunch: $25; $20 for Harker students; admission only: $20; $15 for Harker students. Breakfast and snacks for sale. Lunch purchased onsite: $10.
About the Event
Organized by Harker’s Women in STEM Club (WiSTEM), this huge annual community event showcases the discoveries of Harker’s young scientists and alumni, honors the work of career scientists and entrepreneurs, and celebrates Silicon Valley’s innovative spirit. “We capitalize on Harker’s proximity to world class technology development to boost the symposium beyond a showcase for student projects into the realm of opening visitors’ minds to new ideas as they emerge,” noted Anita Chetty, science department chair and WiSTEM advisor. The event includes the following:
Dozens of talks by SIEMENS/INTEL/SYNOPSYS competitors, semifinalists and finalists
Pre-registered workshop on machine learning
More than 40 poster sessions by middle and upper school students
Panel on technical writing, research internships and research competitions
Interactive displays by corporate exhibitors
STEM activities for preschool and lower school students
Pre-registered Maker Workshop for lower school students: build a Lego robot and enter it in a balloon race!
Pre-registered Maker Workshop for middle school students: make and take your pan pipe and CD spectroscope!
Two robots, a chemistry magic show and so much more!
Visit the Research Symposium Website
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Fei-Fei Li – 9 a.m.
Be sure to take an early shuttle to arrive on time for this popular speaker. Shuttles begin at 7:30 a.m.
Chief Scientist of AI/ML, Google Cloud
Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
Director of Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab
“Teaching Computers to See”

Dr. Achin Bhowmik – 2:10 p.m. 
VP/GM, Perceptual Computing Group – Intel Corporation
“The Real and the Virtual Worlds: Blurring the Borders with Human-Like Sensing and Intelligence”
Transform our Relationship with Brands We Love”

Evan Maynard ’09 – 1 p.m.
Propulsion Development Engineer – Blue Origin
“A Journey to Space: Launching a Career in Reusable Rockets”
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