Three alumnae joined us during a Common Classroom for our first Women in STEM career panel. Rekha Rao '82, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Laurel Paxton '10, Lead Propulsion Engineer at Relativity Space, and Sarah Sachs '12, Engineering Manager, Machine Learning at Robinhood, talked about their work and some of the challenges they've faced as women working in their fields. They also provided helpful advice to the student audience. Big thanks to our alumnae and our moderator Eva Campodonico '95, College Prep Science Teacher, for leading the conversation!
Over the summer, students in the STEMposium Applied Learning class participated in internships in labs at UCSF or UC Berkeley. Students gain hands-on experience in an array of STEM fields, learn how to read primary scientific literature, and acquire the analytical skills needed to work in a research team. Students work closely with their research mentor and routinely share their work with their STEMposium classmates throughout the summer. Current projects include Assessing Bias Pulse Oximetry and Skin Pigmentation.
Seniors in our Advanced Projects classes show the work that they have been creating in a special exhibition at the end of the school year. The artists blew us away with their creativity, talent, and hard work.
Our English seminar for juniors and seniors, “Flying Home”, visits the California Raptor Center. In class, they've read The Peregrin, H is for Hawk, Bright Wings, and The Home Place. At the California Raptor Center, students visited the museum, heard from experts, and met many birds including owls, vultures, and hawks. As a special treat they got to meet the resident juvenile bald eagle!