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US Art Exhibition Closes The Upper School art exhibition in the lobby of the Lyda Hill STEM Institute building will end on May 20 after a five week show. This exhibition includes work created...

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...

Hockaday Science Department Implements Idea Lab Board

The Hockaday science department has selected a board of Upper School students to run and best utilize the Idea Lab space in the Lyda Hill ’60 STEAM Institute’s Science Center, science teacher Dr. Katie...

Hockaday Hosts HAARTS Assembly

Four Alumnae returned to Hockaday to share the ups and downs of their career in the annual HAARTS Assembly. Looking out at room full of green blazers, four Hockaday alumnae returned to their alma...

Got Ideas? IDEA Lab Leadership Team Put into Place

Beginning in the Spring of 2016, the Hockaday’s science department will introduce a new student leadership team for the IDEA lab. Students will be given the opportunity to help maintain the space and encourage...

Miss STEM: 10 Must-Know Female Scientists and Mathematicians, Part 1

“How many scientists or mathematicians can you name?” I’ve asked this question to several people and received plenty of household names in response: Einstein, Newton, Galileo, Darwin, Hawking, Edison–and the list goes on. I...

How to Take Naps: The Science Behind the Snooze

The Wall Street Journal combined data from the Pew Research Center, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and several universities to find the benefits for taking naps of varying lengths. The Fourcast decided to test...

Miss STEM: The Truth About the Gender Gap

I recently read an article about how the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gender gap is “overblown”—and it left me infuriated. Here are my responses to a few choice quotes, to illustrate my...