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Turn Passions Into Research Projects

Work with an expert mentor to develop the research project of your dreams. Showcase your project by presenting, publishing, and more.

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Polygence Pathfinders Program

4 sessions
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Personalized Program

  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Leverage your academic interests
  • Online from anywhere

Program Details

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College credit

  • Earn college credit from the University of California
  • Get a headstart in applying research methods
  • Write a research paper

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Expert Mentorship

  • Work one-on-one with a researcher in the field
  • Receive personal feedback and advice from an academic expert
  • Lean insider tips on research positions

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Passion Projects

  • Present at a conference
  • Launch your app
  • Produce a podcast
  • Write a novel
  • Publish a paper

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Our next application deadline is November 15th! Be sure to apply by then to be a part of the next cohort of Polygencers!

Learn more about the Polygence Student Experience.

Project Spotlight

When to start Polygence

The Summer

The Summer

  • Intensive and immersive experience
  • Finish before college applications are due
  • Be considered for the Symposium of Rising Scholars Conference

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until July 31st.

The School Year

The School Year

  • Time to cultivate a long-term, ambitious project
  • Work towards mid-year deadlines for publications, competitions, science fairs, and conferences.
  • Challenge yourself beyond your school curriculum
  • Be considered for the Symposium of Rising Scholars Conference

Apply for our Winter cohort by November 15th, 2021.

Mentor spotlight

Hebert

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

HaydenHaleyConnorHebertCaitlinCamilleDaniel

Expertise

Basic Mechanics, Electronics, Robotics

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Recent student reviews

My mentor expertly mixed in-depth topic knowledge with friendliness and openness to make the Polygence experience simultaneously exciting and manageable.

Luke from San Marino, CA

high school research Luke
Academic and professional success in the 21st century requires autonomy, continual learning, and perseverance in the face of struggle. Polygence allows any student anywhere in the world to flex these muscles by engaging in rigorous independent research projects. That’s a win for students and a win for the future of education.
James Kim, Former Assistant Director, Yale Undergraduate Admission
James Kim, Former Assistant Director, Yale Undergraduate Admission
High school students who have an impressive personal project they are working on independently often impress colleges, because their commitment to a successful solo endeavor conveys initiative, self-discipline and originality.
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Greetings from the program coordinators

Polygence is an online research academy dedicated to democratizing access to research opportunities for high school students. Whether you are interested in quantitative biology, fashion history, or privacy law, Polygence mentors will help you explore your area of interest.

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Our students come from high schools including:

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  • International Schools

    • Hong Kong International School
    • Chinese International School
    • Independent Schools Foundation Academy
    • German Swiss International School
    • Diocesan Girls’ School
    • Diocesan Boys’ School
    • St. Paul’s Co-Educational College
    • Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
  • US Boarding Schools

    • Deerfield Academy
    • Phillips Academy Andover
    • Choate Rosemary Hall
    • The Lawrenceville School
  • California Schools

    • Lynbrook High School
    • Archbishop Mitty High School
    • Monta Vista High School
    • San Marino High School
    • Saratoga High School
    • Portola High School
    • Henry M. Gunn High School
    • Leland High School
    • Los Gatos High School
    • Dougherty Valley High School
    • Mission San Jose High School
    • The Nueva School
    • The Harker School
    • Futures Academy

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