Miss STEM

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...