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About the RISE Program

About the RISE Program

Biology and chemistry majors with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out biomedical hands-on research enter this two or three year program as sophomores or juniors. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. The program consists of:


  • Research Beginnings Summer Workshop
  • Summer Research Experience
  • Building Foundation in Research Experiences
  • Presentations at Biomedical Seminar Series
  • Attendance and Presentations at Scientific Meetings
  • Tutorial Workshops
  • Graduate School Preparation including GRE and Graduate School workshops
  • Enrollment in Problem-Based Learning Courses
  • Research Opportunities and Directions in Science (ROADS) Club

The program provides Building Foundations in Research (BFoRe) experiences on-campus for 10 hours/week during the 15 weeks Fall and Spring semesters, and up to 40 hours/week for two weeks during the winter break; a $1,500 annual allowance for research supplies and travel allowance for students to attend and present their research at scientific meetings. Students are compensated at $12.00/hour for the student development activities.

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