Research Opportunities

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Summer RISE Research Program 

The Research in Science and Engineering program (RISE) consists of students from three different student success programs:

  • The CNAS Scholars Learning Community program (first-years)
  • STEM Pathways-Bridge to Research (transfers)
  • DG Scholars/HHMI (students who took BIOL020)

RISE is a 10-week Summer research program that runs from late June to the end of August. Students are paid $5,000 and are expected to work 36-40 hours/week. RISE prepares participants for graduate and professional study by providing valuable research experiences, training, seminars, meeting with the Divisional Dean, and professional development workshops. The goal of RISE is 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 to:

1) Provide preparation for graduate studies through a research experience in the mentor's laboratory and a variety of workshops

2) Provide a mechanism that fosters faculty/student interrelationships

3) Give the students a first-hand look at graduate opportunities at UCR

4) Assist the students in realizing their potential for graduate studies, in general, and at UCR, in particular

5) Expose the faculty mentors to the possibility of recruiting undergraduate research interns to their departments