The annual Advanced Authentic Research showcase celebrating student research and innovation took place on May 18, in Palo Alto High School’s Media Arts Center.

Paly AAR Liason and math teacher Deanna Chute explains how the event reflects the efforts of students and teachers alike. “This was the culmination of a year-long project, that the kids have been working on all year,” Chute says. “[There were] about one hundred and fifty students [from Paly and Gunn]. One layer is just event planning. … For me, a lot of it is making sure we have 100% kid participation, … so I have to chase down kids a lot and make sure they have all the little pieces together.”