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Previous RISE Summer Symposia

Select a year:
2022 ~ 2021
~ 2020 ~ 2019 ~ 2018

2022 RISE Symposium

Wednesday, August 3, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Busch Student Center

Join us as we return to an in-person Symposium and Poster Session to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our Summer Scholars. Following an inspirational plenary speaker, you can meet the 64 students and learn about the research they have done under the guidance of carefully-matched Rutgers faculty mentors. Participants represent 49 sending schools from 21 U.S. states and territories. 


2021 RISE Virtual Symposium

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Once again our annual symposium was help virtually this year. 

The symposium featured posters and Scholar-narrated video presentations reflecting work conducted by our summer scholars, as well as synchronous panel discussions with the scholars. Click the buttons below to visit the symposium site and poster presentation recordings.

Our keynote speaker was Dr. Mark Gregory Robson, Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and Professor and Extension Specialist of Plant Biology at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Below is the recording of the symposium introduction and Dr. Robson's keynote, "Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health." 

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2020 Virtual RISE Summer Symposium

RISE is typically a 10 week in-person program. In summer 2020, as a result of COVID-19, we pivoted to “RISE Remote”. Participants engaged in virtual research, enhanced by a robust virtual enrichment and professional development component, and virtual social and wellness activities. Visit our 2020 Virtual Symposium to see all that our Scholars achieved.

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Click here to find all the scholars' recorded video presentations from this summer. 

The keynote speaker was Dr. Maribel Vazquez, Associate Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, “Using Biomedical Engineering to Reduce Health Disparities in Adult Vision Loss.”

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2018 Symposium

RISE Summer Research Symposium- Scholar Poster Session & Keynote Address

Dr. José Manautou, Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 1:30pm

Location: Busch Student Center

After 10 weeks of an intensive summer research experience, the RISE Scholars will showcase their projects at the capstone Symposium Poster Session. RISE at Rutgers is proud to support undergraduates from diverse backgrounds as they prepare for success in advanced research and prestigious graduate programs and to fill the talent pipeline of the 21st century workforce.

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