RISE (Research in Science and Engineering)
RISE is a 10-week summer research program designed for rising sophomores, juniors, incoming transfers, and seniors. Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on a cutting-edge research project. The program features faculty mentoring, professional development opportunities, immersive experience in the UCR science community, and an undergraduate symposium. Through support from generous donors and institutional financial commitments to undergraduate research, the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences pays CNAS undergraduate students in the Learning Communities CNAS Scholars program (continuing students, CNAS Scholars) and the Summer Bridge to Research program (incoming transfer students, STEM Pathways Program [STEM]) a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program. The linked application is for these programs. This paid summer undergraduate research opportunity is hosted by CNAS and collaborates with different on-campus partners.
RISE aims to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds to become acquainted with one of the most essential traits of a scientific career: Research.
Its primary objectives are:
Shaping undergraduate students' research and professional identity.
Enhancing scientific communication and literacy.
Attaining foundational research skills and knowledge.
Developing a sense of belonging within UC Riverside.
Students that successfully complete the CNAS Learning Community program or stay enrolled from fall to spring are encouraged to apply as a CNAS Scholars for the summer following their first year. We will select students based on the general summer RISE application. Applications are currently closed and were due on April 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM. Applications were reviewed on a rolling basis.
RISE CNAS Scholars can find a list of faculty participating in RISE on the Student Summer Research Opportunities page and express the faculty they are interested in working with on the application. The application will also ask to upload a personal essay, transcript, resume, and a reference (no recommendation letter required). If accepted, students will complete professional development workshops and an engaging research project under the supervision of a CNAS faculty. RISE participants are funded with a stipend of up to $5,000 over the summer. Topics vary and depend upon the discipline of your chosen faculty member.
For questions on this program and the application process, please contact email@example.com.
Dynamic Genome Summer Scholars are first-year students who have completed BIOL020. In order to apply, the applicant must have taken BIOL020 because the majority of their experience will be an extension of BIOL020 coursework. If accepted, students will be placed into groups and taught how to manage their own research projects. A select group of participants will be assigned to a chosen faculty lab rather than a small group. Scholars will learn many beneficial techniques to assist them in locating lab positions post-RISE.
If you would like additional information on the program, please watch the video below. Or, feel free to contact the program coordinator Dr. James Burnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.