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You are cordially invited to the Spring 2021 ASDRP Research Symposium and Expo!

This website contains detailed information on the symposium and expo logistics, and will be continually updated with any relevant information. Please make sure to check back periodically.


Virtual:          Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 3:00-5:30pm (PDT)

In Person:     Sunday, June 13, 2021

Combined poster session @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST


Virtual: Zoom Online with Breakout Meeting rooms for poster presentations

Meeting ID and Passcode will be sent to all researchers via email


In Person: ASDRP R&D Campus parking lot in Warm Springs, Fremont CA with social distancing and masks required for all attendees.

Who can come?

All interested persons are invited! The Virtual Symposium expo will feature the works of approximately 300 high school research students. Due to health and safety precautions, the In Person expo is limited to researchers and their guests only. The In Person symposium and expo on June 13 will require all participants to wear masks, observe social distancing requirements, complete an online health check, and finally - enjoy the day! We kindly ask that all participants abide by these requirements making the day safe and enjoyable for all participants.

​What will it be like?

The 2020 ASDRP Research Symposium and Expo showcased some of the original scientific findings of 260 high school students, who conducted research across 50+ projects in a wide array of STEM fields. Students came from throughout Bay Area, across the U.S., and internationally! The Symposium featured students presenting the research they completed throughout the Spring during their participation in ASDRP. Finally, awards were announced and celebrated together!

Why is it valuable to the student researchers?

The Symposium showcases the students’ novel results to their peers, parents, community, and friends. Importantly, these scientific projects conducted by students are original research with cutting edge results, completed on $3M+ worth of research equipment with highly qualified research mentors, and are not traditional “science lab” projects whose results are known a priori. This event is a premier opportunity for high school students to be exposed to genuine research, scholarship, peer review, scientific reading and writing, and scientific presentation at a young age before college. At the completion of the Symposium, the students will be able to leverage their own published works in demonstrating their competitive advantage as they prepare to matriculate to college! We invite you to join us in the beginning of a wonderful journey for these young scientists! Please come, view research posters, ask the students questions, take pictures, listen to oral presentations, support these great kids, celebrate their accomplishments, and have fun!

Pictures from prior expos (pre-Covid)

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