The 2019 RISE Symposium drew an enthusiastic crowd of over 200 who enjoyed:

  • Learning about the RISE Scholars' cutting-edge research at a Poster Session

  • Hearing presentations by RISE 5 Minute Presentation (5MP) gold medalists Emily Mitchell and Sayed Shahabuddin

  • Voting for a winning student "company" from the Cellular Bioengineering Innovation and Entrepreneuship contest.

  • An inspirational keynote address by Prof. Thai-Huy Nguyen.

Check out the complete Symposium Program here 

RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Scholars participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research.

If you are a high-achieving student, passionate about research, and considering graduate school, then RISE may be for you. By applying to RISE, you can opt to be automatically be considered for our sister National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) and other programs at Rutgers.

We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

  • 2020 Program Dates: May 26 - August 1

  • Application Opens October 25, 2019

Keyerra Daniels

"A life-changing experience that encouraged me to learn more, do more, and be more."

Jael Estrada

"As a student from a smaller school, I was challenged to go beyond my comfort zone...I am now applying to Rutgers for a PhD."

Hector Loyola Irizarry

"Amazing research, a welcoming lab, and the experience necessary to apply for a competitive PhD program."

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