Symposium Event Design

Symposium 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 Sixth Symposium will be a virtual event held on March 26, 2022 (Saturday) at 8am PDT.

Interest form

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in attending or presenting at this Symposium. We will follow up with more information as we get closer to the date!


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.

Meet Polygence scholars and explore their projects

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Check out videos from the 5th Symposium

The previous Symposium took place on September 18th, 2021. Watch the Keynote, the student presentations and the Award Ceremony below.

For our Sixth Symposium this March, we plan to have about as many presenters, but double the attendees!



Polygence is an online research academy founded by Harvard, MIT and Stanford researchers dedicated to democratizing access to research opportunities for high school students.