Of Rising Scholars
Polygence's Symposium of Rising Scholars is an academic conference where students present and share their research with their peers and a panel of experts.
The Seventh Symposium will be held virtually on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 8am PDT to 1pm PDT.
The previous Symposium was held on Saturday, March 26th 2022. Nearly 100 students presented, plus we heard the keynote speech "On Discovering Your Purpose: Four Rules for Breaking the Rules", by Dr. Seema Yasmin, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, book author, and Stanford professor.
Interested in attending our next Symposium of Rising Scholars happening on Saturday, September 24th, 2022? Fill out the below form to register. We will keep in touch with you as we release details!
Sixth Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars Awards
The recipients of the Sixth Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars Awards have been officially announced!
Session and Panel recordings have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel! Take a look and get inspired.
Still thinking about Dr. Seema Yasmin’s keynote speech? Watch it again and again here!
Founded in June 2020, the Symposium’s mission is to give students a taste of conference presentations, academic networking, and a chance to meet some of their fields’ finest scholars.
Our Fifth Symposium in September 2021 attracted nearly 600 attendees and featured 120 students presenting on topics ranging from biology to sport analytics to art history. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Margot Gerritsen, Data Science Professor at Stanford University. There were also a handful of panel discussion on topics such as college admissions and internships.
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Check out videos from the 5th Symposium
The 5th Symposium of Rising Scholars took place on September 18th, 2021. Watch the Keynote, the student presentations and the Award Ceremony below.
Polygence is an online research academy founded by Harvard, MIT and Stanford researchers dedicated to democratizing access to research opportunities for high school students.