Research at Harker

The Harker Research Program enables upper school students to pursue the wonder of science through serious, original research. Harker's annual research symposium began in 2006, and provides a venue for student-generated research to be shared with the community (abstracts of all presentations and the full text of selected papers may be found within this section). This annual event is proudly held in Harker's science and technology center, Nichols Hall. For more information about Harker's research programs, contact Anita Chetty, science department chair, at

Research Highlights


Senior Paulomi Bhattacharya Named Intel Finalist - One of Only 40 Nationwide

Six Students Named Semifinalists in 2013 Intel Science Talent Search, Most in California Second Year in a Row 


Siemens Competition: Four Harker Regional Finalists, Six Semifinalists

Eleven Intel Semifinalists: Most in California, Second in the U.S.


Harker Produces Two Siemens Regional Finalists, Six Regional Semifinalists

Harker Continues Hot Streak in Intel and Siemens Competitions


October, 2010: Harker Produces Siemens Regional Finalist, Four Semifinalists

2010 Intel Science Talent Search: Four Named Semifinalists; Namrata Anand Named Finalist

2010 Harker Research Symposium Date Announced


Four Honored in Siemens Competition; One Advances

Harker Produces Record Number of Intel Semifinalists

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