5th Symposium of Rising Scholars

On September 18th, 2021, we welcomed 120 student presenters and over 560 attendees from across the globe to present at the largest Symposium to date. The event also featured a keynote address and expert panels.

 

Awards presentation!

Watch Polygence co-founders announce the recipients of awards from this Symposium. All categories were extremely competitive.

 

Keynote Address

Dr. Margot Gerritsen, Data Science Professor at Stanford University

Jumping into the Research Pool: The Water is Lovely

 

Led by John Gardezi


Student Panelists: Arihant Choudhary, Tavis Chen, Padma Lim, Luke Jain

 

Mentor Panelists - Selena Lorrey and Kiara Manosalvas

 

How I Got Where I Am

Mentor Panelists - Gokul Ramadoss, Sarah Schreck, Chiaki Santiago and Nora Lessersohn

 

STEM Student Talks

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Hiba Bidar, Vasanth Gogineni, Hayden Ma, Ece Turhal

Ishaan Bhargava, Sammith Singamsetty, Jacob Rojit, Tyler Kuo, Tanisha Joshi

Phuc (Jack) Le, Kyoungmin Lee, Chandana Akasapu

Audrey Ajakaye, Aditya Shetty, Shirzad Mustafa, Julie Qi

Claire Lim, Katie Walsh, Angela Predolac, Sanjana Srimath

Abhi Varadarajan, Youssef Abdelhalim, Amaan Rather, Avinash Patel

Sage Haroche, Victor Myrna, Arul Shrivastava, Parth Kocheta, Rithika Beerelli

Christopher Tomeo, Vivek Inumella, Nandhika Nurakula, Arushi Sharma

Sabrina Toor, Ekansh Kushwaha, Khushi Kethana

Anya Gurudatt, Finlay Hastings, Sophia Dettweiler, Ojasvi Mudda

Rajiv Koliwad, Anwita Satapathy, Ashvin Loghashankar, Aneeka Sawarkar, Meera Bhakta

Rachel Wiley, Layla Adeli, Kabir Ramzan, Tarun Rao, Tanisha Mehta

Rohit Duggaraju, Krrishika Saxena, Noora Mathur, Preethi Nalluru

Rohil Shah, Savio Joseph, Pranav Karthik, Mithra Senthil, Rishi Gurjar

Nathan Su, Ryan Aminloo, Arnav Kethana, Sonia Fereidooni, Mahati Manda

Ashna Khemani, Akilesh Kale, Olivia Snyder, Sonya Surapaneni

Aditii Srinivasan, Katie Katerndahl, Teesha Sreeram, Aditya Mangalampalli

Dhanya Sethuraman, Kristen Yu, Pranav Tatavarti, Lauren Stoffel

 

Humanities Student Talks

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Sehoon "Sammy" Baek, Alyssa Truong

Marley Melbourne, Skye Gohlinghorst, Daniel Youssef, Devon Thompson, Rachana Kadikar

Amonda Li, Srinidhi Nagarajan, Paige Collier, Mackenzie Hoey

Benjamin Malo, Gokul Velayoudame, Subhadra Vadlamannati, Keshav Srikant

Allison Lowe, Grace Wang, Geetika Mahajan

Tanmay Lakhotia, Sabrina Lopez, Samantha Huebner, Ivanka SooHoo

 

Poster Presentations

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Blake Tretter, Chahel Nerusu

Israel Hernandez, Arshia Roy, Daniel Kuo, Jeffrey Kong, Samiksha Sriram

Bakhtawar Parvez, Dhruv Dingari, Medha Das, Stella Raimondi, Vy Hoang

 

Elevator pitches

Click the link below to watch the student elevator pitch competition.

Ariana Abhari, Emma Hill, Fahad Hamdan, Jason Qian, Jennifer Sauter, Laura Cumper, Mira Kunz, Satvik Sharma, Shriya Srinivasan, Mirika Jambudi