Crowd of People

Symposium Panelists

Polygence team members and mentors


Symposium Leadership

Polygence is proud to host the Symposium of Rising Scholars

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Janos Perczel

Program Coordinator, Polygence

Janos is a quantum physicist (PhD '18, MIT) and educator based in Stanford, California. Prior to co-founding Polygence with Jin Chow, he spent a decade in academia doing research on quantum computing, nanophotonics and invisibility cloaking, publishing 9 highly cited academic papers. At MIT he won the Henry Kendall teaching award for his work with students. He is excited to support the fantastic students presenting at the Symposium of Rising Scholars.

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Jin Chow

Program Coordinator, Polygence

Jin is an entrepreneur and scholar currently based in Stanford, California. Along with her co-founder Janos Perczel, she started Polygence, an Ed-Tech company that offers project-based research mentorship to students around the world. Jin graduated from Princeton University as the Valedictorian of the class of 2017, and she went on to Stanford to pursue a PhD in Comparative Literature. She is excited to bring her passion for project-based learning to the Symposium of Rising Scholars!

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Staci Hill

Head of Academics, Polygence

Staci is an educator based in Mountain Brook, Alabama with over 2,000 hours of one-on-one tutoring and mentorship experience with middle and high schoolers. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2015 before attending graduate school at St. John's College in Annapolis and then Yale University. Staci joined Jin and Janos at Polygence in early 2020 to develop their vision of offering students mentorship in personalized research projects. She sees the symposium as one of the best opportunities for students to teach others about their unique interests!