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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...

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2018


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n April 9 and 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) combined their clubs to perform heart dissections on sheep hearts. Prior to the dissection, members were asked to identify the different chambers of the heart, as well as the the position and functi...

Neuroscience club holds a guest talk about eating disorders

Neuroscience club holds a guest talk about eating disorders

Jai Uparkar

October 20, 2017


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hen parent and psychotherapist Jenny Mayhew saw a Schoolloop email stating that MVHS Neuroscience club was holding a guest talk with Stanford professor Cara Bohon about eating disorders, she cleared her entire schedule and rushed over to room B101 during lunch on Oct. 13, 2017. As a psychotherapist, ...

Science Olympiad curriculum reflects scientific current events

Science Olympiad curriculum reflects scientific current events

Shriya Deshpande

May 31, 2017


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tudents in biology dissect frogs and learn about both anatomy and physiological processes. Students in chemistry experiment with the addition of a base that turns a solution pink. Students in physics test out their theories by dropping eggs. Each of these experiments are practical applications of ide...

MVHS hosts Earth Deconstructed at the Tech Museum of Innovation

MVHS hosts Earth Deconstructed at the Tech Museum of Innovation

Chetana Ramaiyer

May 20, 2017


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nder the colorful fluorescent lights, a sea of high school students dressed in white and black suits, dresses and blazers gather at the Tech Museum. From National Geographic explorers to MVHS administration to climate change experts, visitors swarmed around the myriad of exhibits and projects that stu...

MV Science National Honor Society hosts Stanford guest speaker

MV Science National Honor Society hosts Stanford guest speaker

Jessica Xing

April 17, 2017


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Story by Jessica Xing and Jackie Way n April 17, Stanford postdoctoral researcher Katharine Grabek spoke about how she became interested in computational biology and how it applies to her current work focus: analyzing the hibernation cycles of squirrels by looking at their genetics. To the room full ...

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Nathan Stevens

October 28, 2016


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ounds of boxes containing biology textbooks and filed away papers are spread across the laboratory counters of room B101. They are topped with a thermal printer, a special piece of equipment used to print images on heat sensitive paper. Specifically used in AP Biology classrooms to produce images of...

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016


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t their first meeting of the year, on Sept. 12, Science National Honor Society announced the new way that the club would implement lab activities: monthly themes. Monthly themes allow the club to focus an area of science in depth for their bi-weekly Monday meetings. SNHS meets every other Monday, an...

A closer look: Students showcase unique science competition materials

A closer look: Students showcase unique science competition materials

Andrea Schlitt

May 17, 2016


Filed under A closer look, NEWS, Science & Technology

Co-authored by Nanda Nayak t’s not uncommon to see name after name of MVHS students on lists of science competition winners. But with those countless science experiments conducted comes the long list of materials used for research. Commonly seen items may include pipettes or centrifuges, objects that...

Science Olympiad implements changes after Mira Loma Invitationals

Science Olympiad implements changes after Mira Loma Invitationals

Aanchal Garg

January 27, 2016


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

“We were not ready for the carnage,” Science Olympiad president senior Ishaan Shah said at a lunch meeting. On Jan. 9, Science Olympiad competed at invitationals at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. However, because it was the first competition of the year, the members did not do as well as t...

Which summer science program is right for you?

Which summer science program is right for you?

Jennie Chen

January 26, 2016


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Co-authored by Andrea Schlitt n Thurs. Jan 21, SNHS members gathered in room B101 to listen to a presentation about science summer programs. Officers gave advice based on their personal experiences with various programs and students asked questions based on what they were interested in. Take the qui...

Stanford University student emphasizes the application of high school chemistry in college

Stanford University student emphasizes the application of high school chemistry in college

Shriya Deshpande

November 5, 2015


Filed under Briefs, STEM

hile learning new and difficult content, many MVHS students often ask themselves, "When will I ever actually use this information in the future?" MVHS alumnus and current Stanford University student Stephen Ting has an answer, in terms of chemistry to that question: Yes, you will. Although...