Registration in the Main hall
Coffee, tea, water available throughout the day
Snacks for purchase throughout the day
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The annual Harker Research Symposium 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.
The research symposium, held each year in the spring on the upper school campus for the entire Harker community, includes displays of Harker students' often award-winning projects, talks by alumni involved in research, and corporate exhibitors.
Attendance is free; registration portal will open April 1, 8 a.m.
Watch videos of 2022 keynote talks.
The Harker Research Symposium is for the entire TK-grade 12 Harker community, but we welcome outside organizations as exhibitors - come showcase your products!
This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Janice Chen, co-founder and CTO of Mammoth Bioscieces; Dr. Rohit Vashist, clinical data scientist in the Butte Lab of University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine; and Simar Bajaj '20, award-winning journalist and Harvard University junior.
The Harker Research Symposium has drawn top names in technology, including Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy; Salman Khan of Khan Academy; Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore; Dr. Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud, and Jeff Dean, Google's senior fellow on the Google Brain Team.
Previous exhibitors have included Autodesk, HP, Microsoft, eBay, IBM, Ericcson, Google/YouTube, Marvell Semiconductor, Nvidia, Tesla and Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center.
The research symposium celebrates the curiosity, scientific thinking and communications skills of Harker students in grades 8-12. Poster sessions and formal talks demonstrate high caliber student research and world-class science and academic programs at Harker.
Sponsored by Harker's science departments and organized by the upper school's Women in STEM Club (WiSTEM), this 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.