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Symposium of Rising Scholars

The Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars is an academic conference where pre-collegiate students present and share their research with their peers and a panel of experts. Founded in June 2020, the Symposium’s mission is to give pre-collegiate students a taste of conference presentations, academic networking, as well as a chance to meet some of their fields’ finest scholars.

The 5th Symposium of Scholars was a great success!

Watch the award winning presentations!

  • With 120 student presenters and over 560 attendees from all across the globe, this was the largest Symposium to date!

How to participate in the Symposium?

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Interest form

  • Submit the interest form, describe your expertise and background
  • At this time, we can only accept mentors with US work authoirzation
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Preliminary meeting

15 minute call with one of our team members to learn more about mentoring with Polygence

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Complete mentor profile

If you’re a good fit for the program, we will invite you to create a mentor profile.

Who should be a Polygence Pathfinder?

  • Students who are simply hungry to dive deep into a topic of their choice but don’t know where to start!
  • Students who are interested in eventually doing their own larger-scale project but have trouble picking a topic and research question
  • Students who don’t have the time for our flagship 10-session program but want to get a taste of what is involved in conducting independent research.

Program Details

  • Tuition: $750 USD (need-based financial aid available)
  • Duration: 4 (1-hr) sessions spread out over the course of a maximum of 6 weeks
  • Start date: TBD; join our waitlist!

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