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2020 ASDRP Research Symposium and Exposition

August 23, 2020

4-7 pm

Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont, CA

You are cordially invited to the 2020 ASDRP Research Symposium and Expo!

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

All non-student attendees must register for the event (for free) here.

You will be emailed a ticket after registration. You must print and bring this ticket for entry.


August 23, 2020, 4-7 pm. Students are required to arrive by 3:30 pm in business casual attire. Check-in for the public begins at 3:30 pm. The event begins promptly at 4pm. See below for the event schedule.


Northwestern Polytechnic University, 115 Fourier Ave, Fremont, CA 94539 (see below for details).

Who can come?

All interested persons are invited! The expo will feature the works of approximately 200 high school research students. All non-student attendees must register for the event (for free) here. You will be emailed a ticket after registration. You must print and bring this ticket for entry.


What will it be like?

The 2019 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, commuting from everywhere ranging from Walnut Creek to Morgan Hill. The Symposium featured a poster session in which all students presented the research they completed throughout the summer during their participation in ASDRP. The event also featured oral presentations, in which selected groups presented their work in a seminar format in classrooms. Finally, awards were announced and the official ASDRP Communications 2019 volume was released. [Please see the 2019 Expo media pages for a taste of what is to come in the ASDRP Expo 2020]

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 $500,000+ 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!

Before 3:30 pm

students are required to arrive, check in, and prepare for the event

3:30 pm

check in and event entry are open to the public

4:00 - 4:10 pm (courtyard)

Welcome and Introduction

4:10 - 6:15 pm (East and West buildings)

Poster session and oral presentations

15 minute oral presentations will take place at 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45

Poster presentations will continue during the entire time slot

6:15 - 7:00 pm (courtyard) 

Official Journal Launch, awards ceremony, message from our sponsors, closing

Event Schedule

Event logistics

A detailed map of the campus with poster locations and oral presentation classroom assignments will be posted soon.

See the map below for information on campus, check in, and parking.

The event is held on the Northwestern Polytechnic University main campus, shown in the green oval. The campus contains a courtyard with an East and West building. The two pink stars at the north and south ends of the courtyard indicate the two check-in locations for all students and attendees.

There are 7 parking zones, A through F, that are ranked in order of priority. You should try to park in the lot with the highest priority that is not full. We will have staff close off each parking zone as it is closed, and direct you to the next available open zone.

Please arrive early and take into account the time it may take to park. Please do not park on the private property of nearby companies.

Sponsors & Community Supporters

We thank our sponsors for support to make ASDRP possible and accessible to students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. We greatly appreciate their generous support.

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Some pictures from the 2018 expo