2013 Harker Research Symposium
The eighth annual Harker Research Symposium is rapidly approaching. Sponsored and organized by Harker’s WiSTEM Club (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ), the event has drawn some of the top names in technology as keynote speakers, including Sun Microsystems co-founders Vinod Khosla and Scott McNealy, and Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering at Facebook.
The event, held this year on April 13 on the upper school campus, will include displays of Harker students’ often award-winning projects; talks, both on site and streamed, by alumni involved in research; and corporate exhibitors. Previous exhibitors have included Autodesk, HP, Microsoft, eBay, Ericcson, Google/YouTube, InSync software, Inc., and Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center, NVidia.
Science department chair Anita Chetty, advisor for WiSTEM, capitalizes 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.
More than 400 people attended the 2012 Harker Research Symposium. “Every classroom was standing-room only,” Chetty said. This year promises to be even better. Watch this space for updates!
- Dozens of talks by SIEMENS/INTEL competitors, semifinalists and finalists
- Talks by Harker Alumni
- More than 50 poster sessions by lower, middle and upper school students
- Workshops on technical writing, research internships and research competitions
- Interactive displays by corporate exhibitors
How You Can Participate
- Your company can be an exhibitor and showcase its products at the symposium.
- Your child can present a research project using an audio-visual presentation or posters.
- The symposium is open to ALL members of the Harker community.
- For information about student presentations, contact email@example.com.
- For exhibitor information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Exhibitor Checklist
1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology | Medicine Professor of Biology, Cal Tech
One of the world’s most influential biologists, David Baltimore shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research in virology. After nine years as president of the California Institute of Technology, he was appointed president emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology in 2006.
He is also director of the Joint Center for Translational Medicine, an activity that joins Caltech and UCLA in a program to translate basic science discoveries into clinical realities.
Dr. Baltimore received his B.A. in chemistry from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. from Rockefeller University, where he returned to serve as president from 1990-91 and faculty member until 1994. He was on the faculty at MIT for almost 30 years, where his early investigations examining the molecular processes underlying the ability of poliovirus to infect cells eventually led to his Nobel Prize-winning research. He has several outstanding administrative and public policy achievements to his credit and has published more than 650 peer-reviewed articles.
Kristian M. Hargadon
Elliot Assistant Professor of Biology at Hampden-Sydney College
Kristian M. Hargadon is Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology at Hampden-Sydney College, with expertise in both tumor and viral immunology.
A graduate of Hampden-Sydney, Dr. Hargadon earned his Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Virginia and did postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia, studying the requirements for influenza virus infection of dendritic cells and the impact of such infection on the innate immune response to this virus.
His work on melanoma-associated suppression of dendritic cells was recently honored with the J. Shelton Horsley Research Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia Academy of Science for original research, and in 2011 he was designated one of 14 "Fresh Faces in Science," an international award to honor emerging leaders under the age of 35 in scientific research and in support of Sigma Xi.