Of Rising ScholarsFall 2022

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 was 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.

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Meet our Symposium Presenters & Polygence Scholars!

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Highlights from the Sixth Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars

Take a look at some quick highlights from our Sixth Symposium of Rising Scholars!

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.

Keynote Speech

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.

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.