Miss STEM

Miss STEM: A STEM Start to the Year

This is my first blog post in my final year of Upper School. It is an incredible feeling looking back now, with “Miss STEM” being in its third year, and seeing all of the...

Miss Stem: Summary for the Summer

Before we embark on our summer adventures, I would like to acknowledge some of the accomplishments our Hockadaisies have had over the year. Every day I come to school, I am amazed at all...

Miss STEM: November Review

After competing at the Princeton University Math Competition and Princeton University Physics Competition two weeks ago, I left with a lingering observation: there were so few girls at both competitions. Out of all of...

Miss STEM: A Fast Forwarded Beginning

There are many interesting “firsts” in mathematics, a few simple ones being: The first perfect number, or positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors: 6 (1+2+3) The first...

Miss STEM: Successes in Science

Science Olympiad From Friday, April 22 to Saturday, April 23, a team of 15 Hockaday students (including myself, Effie Guo, Wendy Ho, Cynthia Ji, Amy Jia, Chaucer Langbert, Lydia Li, Violet Li, Annie Lin, Clara...

Miss STEM: A Belated Book Review

Over spring break, I made it a point to read one book that has been sitting on my bookshelf for a very long time: “Lean In,” written by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO at Facebook....

Miss STEM: A Review of HockaSTEM Competitions

As we close the door on January and February and look on to the month ahead (exams…and spring break! are right around the corner), I believe now is a good time to look back...

Miss STEM: A Weekend at Harvard MIT Math Tournament

Nine hundred students. Two hundred and ninety minutes. Seventy-six math problems. Eight Hockaday girls. This weekend, a team of me and seven other Hockaday girls competed at the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This competition, one of...

Miss STEM: 5 Life-Changing Inventions by Women

Ice Cream Maker, 1843: Nancy Johnson Nancy Johnson received the first U.S. patent for small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer in 1843. This machine was made up of two bowls: a smaller inner bowl to...

Miss STEM: 10 Must-Know Female Mathematicians & Scientists, Part 2

Here are the 10 Must-Know Female Mathematicians and Scientists, Part 2! Read my last blog post to find out #1-5. 6. Ida Tacke (1896 – 1978) Ida Tacke, a German chemist and physicist, discovered...