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 racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. The program consists of:

  • Summer Research Beginnings 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
  • Enrollment in Problem-Based Learning Course
  • Research Opportunities and Directions in Science (ROADS) Club

About the RISE Program

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 is available, and travel allowance for students to attend and present their research at scientific meetings. Students are compensated at $12.00/hour for the student research education activities.