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Girls Who Code reflects on what female representation in STEM means to them

Girls Who Code members work on their projects.
Members share their beliefs on the importance of women in STEM fields
February 12, 2020

MVHS Girls Who Code is a branch of the national Girls Who Code organization which aims to immerse female youth in computer science and spark confidence in their coding abilities to be able to pursue their...

MVRT rookies showcase first projects

Team L'équipe Pommes de Terre demo their project, a manipulator based off the 2017 FRC Steamworks game.
New members present their month-long projects to parents
December 3, 2019
New members present their month-long projects to parents

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances
Uncovering the different facets of imposter syndrome at MVHS
October 16, 2019

You're a fraud. You're a fake, an imposter, undeserving of the accomplishments you have. We all have this voice in our head. The one that convinces us that our accomplishments never measure up to what...

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

The opening slide from the WiSTEM interest meeting presentation. Slide used with permission from Claire Wen
In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start
September 26, 2019
In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences
June 1, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often...

How Technovation teams prepared for the Technovation Challenge World Pitch

How Technovation teams prepared for the Technovation Challenge World Pitch
Technovation teams build and submit apps to compete in annual regional pitch
May 12, 2019

Technovation, a club dedicated to girls who are interested in STEM and have a passion for building apps, has been preparing for the Technovation Challenge throughout the year. The Technovation Challenge...

The Foundation

The Foundation
District-wide organization hosts annual fundraising event
April 12, 2019

The Foundation t the dawn of senior year and constantly throughout the college application process, many seniors use Naviance to estimate their chances of getting into a college. This scavenging often...

Working for the future

Working for the future
Students craft their lives based on dream jobs - is it worth it?
February 3, 2019

Sparkling chandeliers. Lush sofas and curtains. A profitable job. A stable family. This is the life that many wish and plan for throughout the course of their lives, especially MVHS students.   In...

WiSTEM officers discuss their plans for Bay Area Research Exposition this year

WiSTEM officers discuss their plans for Bay Area Research Exposition this year
WiSTEM’s participation in BARE, an exposition in which students create a project in response to a scientific prompt
December 17, 2018

  On Nov. 14, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) held an informational meeting about the Bay Area Research Exposition (BARE), which previously took place at Google...

Losing the A in STEAM

Losing the A in STEAM
Decreased demand for arts electives leads to fewer opportunities to pursue the arts in school
September 19, 2018

Sixteen classes from various fields were cut at Monta Vista for the 2018-19 school year because of a decrease in student enrollment. In addition, students self-selecting science, technology, engineering...

Alleviated Hopes: how three girls reached the national Technovation stage

Alleviated Hopes: how three girls reached the national Technovation stage
Technovation club’s ‘Team FemStem’ qualifies for the World Pitch
August 30, 2018

The trio of girls marched up in unison to the center stage, accompanied by the sounds of their heels clicking and hearts racing. A few months ago, they barely knew each other's names. But now, they made...

Where does the gender gap STEM from?

Where does the gender gap STEM from?
A gender disparity is still apparent in high-level STEM courses.
August 30, 2018

Loud voices emanate from an AP Physics C classroom as students frantically prepare for their upcoming exam. Senior Anisha Sinha struggles alongside her group mates as they attempt to figure out a particularly...

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