El Estoque

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Aditi Gnanasekar, Vivian Chiang, and Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, STEM

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save an egg from a 30 foot drop or propel an object for minutes in the air. These study-guides and machines...

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Zara Iqbal

February 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs, STEM

hen the lunch bell rang on Feb. 5, students rushed into the rally court to see what clubs they would consider joining in 2018. Similar to  many other clubs, WiSTEM had their own poster board up for the new semester, showcasing facts about the club and women in the STEM field. Senior and vice pr...

Neuroscience club and FPPN collaborate for upcoming brain dissection

Neuroscience club and FPPN collaborate for upcoming brain dissection

Jai Uparkar

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM

n conjunction with the Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN), MV Neuroscience is preparing for their annual sheep brain dissection on Friday, December 1. The event was organized by both the Neuroscience club and the FPPN club, as both clubs are knowledgeable about the brain and dissections. ...

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 13, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology, STEM

With the promise of a great meeting and free cookies, young scientists, new students and returning members alike,  packed into room B111 on Friday, Sept. 1, excited for a memorable year ahead. The bustling group slowly settled down and quieted as president senior Srijani Saha pointed to the bright pres...

From WiSTEM to Caltech

From WiSTEM to Caltech

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM, Uncategorized

hroughout her four years at MVHS, current senior and president of WiSTEM Johanna Karras transformed from a freshman still trying to find her passions to a proud attendee of Caltech university, one of the best universities in the nation for engineering and science. Read below to find out more about...

Q&A: C++ club makes changes in teaching style

Q&A: C++ club makes changes in teaching style

Nathan Stevens

April 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM

As senior Christopher Chang looks around E203 for his fellow C++ members, he finds himself disappointed with what he sees. Getting ready to start their weekly informational meetings about the programming language C++, he makes sure everyone is there, but over the weeks, he’s watched as people droppe...

Technovation: Competition Preview

Kinglsey Wang

March 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM, Uncategorized

s the months March and April approach, MV Technovation prepares to attend the annual Technovation challenge, a challenge which brings together girls from all over the world to compete and show off their self-coded apps and their entrepreneurial skills to hopefully foster a passion in STEM among these...

Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained

Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained

Shriya Deshpande

March 9, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM

hen visiting his family in Boston, sophomore Aditya Shah didn’t realize that an almost-collapsed rooftop, cracking with the weight of snow on it, would lead to his future co-creation of a Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge-winning device. The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an annual competiti...

Johanna Karras: A Blend of Technology and Science

Kinglsey Wang

December 14, 2016


Filed under Briefs, STEM, Uncategorized

hroughout the years, the development of all-girls STEM related clubs at Monta Vista High School, namely Women in STEM (WiSTEM) and Technovation, have influenced many of its female members to take a pathway in a STEM related career, a field where women are underrepresented in. Along her jo...

Technovation explores an entrepreneurial aspect of product creation

Kinglsey Wang

October 28, 2016


Filed under Briefs, STEM

It is a chilly Thursday lunch on Oct. 20 and several girls sit huddled in the Macintosh-filled room of A103 and glaringly bright slides were being projected with massive proportions on the whiteboard in the front of the class. On the slide, with big light-green letters, was the word “Business.”...

A Technovative preview

A Technovative preview

Kinglsey Wang

September 23, 2016


Filed under Briefs, STEM

ttending a high school in the heart of the Silicon Valley generally means two things: one, the word “tech” makes a nearly hourly appearance, and two, there are many technology based clubs on Monta Vista’s campus. But MVHS Technovation is different from the others. Technovation, an all-girls club, is ...