Nassar, Zaragoza incorporate apps, technology into pen pal program

Science teacher Antonio Nassar and Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza have teamed up to use technology to connect students from around the world in an innovative pen pal program. The project aims to change the traditional pen pal model using technology, but takes it a step further to focus on common interest. Instead of using the […]

Where are the girls?

Looking around the sixth period AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism class, something is missing. It’s not equations — the two whiteboards at the front of the room are scrawled full of Es and dqs. It’s not the students — all 17 of them are hunched over their desks, working to solve said equations. And […]

Journal publishes teacher’s research

Though science teacher Antonio Nassar has had 56 research papers published in physics journals during his career at Harvard-Westlake and the University of California Los Angeles, he considers his latest to be his crowning achievement. “There was always one journal, the most prestigious one, that never published me before,” Nassar said. “But now that journal […]

Seniors in SSR to design, conduct individual scientific experiments

In a few weeks, they’ll enter the lab wearing protective safety goggles, gloves and rubber lab coats, taking every possible precaution. Drip by drip, they’ll mix a compound with acid, but if they move too fast, the dangerous mixture will explode. Mac Colquhoun ’14 and Andrew Friedman ’14 will brave the hazards of the reaction […]