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Crowds at Research Symposium
14th annual Harker Research Symposium
Sat., April 13, 2019


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Alumni Register Today!
There will be parking at the upper school campus. Shuttles will run all day to and from the middle school campus on Blackford Ave for overflow parking starting at 7:30 a.m.
Priority Registration Information
Ends March 28 @ 11:55 p.m.
You must register for the event. Your complimentary ticket is for admission and lunch. The registration link has been set for one ticket. Unless you are a presenter, please select “Alumni Admission (+ Lunch)” as your category. Once you begin registration, you must select all the sessions you wish to attend. You will not be able to leave the program and then revisit it later. Once you start you have to finish it.

Please let Kristina Alaniz, director of alumni relations, know if you have any issues registering. You have until this Thursday at 11:55 p.m. to register for your complimentary ticket after which the general admission opens! PLEASE do not copy this link and paste into a browser and do not share this link with anyone. Do not forget to click the “I accept the terms and conditions box!”

Please print your ticket prior to arrival. The registration table will be located at the entrance to the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. There, you will collect your lanyard and plastic badge holder.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day and all proceeds go towards offsetting symposium costs and WiSTEM’s philanthropic efforts in Africa.

General lunch is served in the quad starting at 12 p.m. The chemistry magic show will start in the quad at 12:20 p.m.
Priority Registration Ends 3/29
General Registration (March 29-April 12, 11:59 p.m.)
Onsite Registration (April 13)
Admission and lunch: $30 ($25 for Harker students); admission only: $25 ($20 for Harker students); lunch purchased onsite: $15; snacks for sale.
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:
New this year! “Eagles Fly Back Home.” Catch up with our alumni panel as they share their post-Harker journeys!
New this year! STEMnovation Challenge: Hear teams pitch their green business models to a judging panel to earn $5,000 seed funding.
Dozens of talks by Regeneron/Synopsys competitors, semifinalists and finalists
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 workshop for upper school students: "Proteins as Drugs and Drug Targets"
Pre-registered workshop for middle school students: "An Introduction to Bioinformatics"
A chemistry magic show and so much more!
Visit the Research Symposium Website
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Max Holmes – 8:55 a.m.
Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center (ranked world’s #1 climate change think tank)
“Listening to Rivers: Investigating Global Change through the Stories Told by Rivers”

Surbhi Sarna ’03 (Alumna Keynote) – 1 p.m.
CEO and President, nVision Medical, a Boston Scientific Company
“Patient to Impatient Entrepreneur: The Journey to Create an Early Detection Mechanism for Ovarian Cancer”

Dr. David Haussler – 2:15 p.m.
Team Leader, Human Genome Project and Scientific Director, UCSC Genomics Institute
“Odyssey into the Human Genome”
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