RISE Programming



Research In Science and Engineering Program (RISE)

Established at UC Riverside in 2010, RISE has been supporting and developing STEM students since its inception through summer research programs. RISE is a 10-week program designed for rising sophomore, juniors, incoming transfers and seniors from varying educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on the mentor’s research project. 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. Additionally, RISE aims to increase the population of students who pursue graduate and/or professional degrees. It provides an opportunity for them to develop a competitive profile with which to advance their educational and academic careers and goals.

Primary Objectives

  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 at UCR and other campuses;
  5. Expose the faculty mentors to the possibility of recruiting interns to their departments.

RISE is undertaken in coordination with various programs and have included the STEM Pathways Program [STEM], Learning Communities CNAS Scholars, Dynamic Genome Summer Research ScholarsCalifornia Alliance for Minority Participation, Six Legs Entomology Program, USDA Fertile Futures Internship Program, RCC Bridges to the Baccalaureate [B2B] Program, Digital Agriculture Fellowship, and UCR Faculty NSF Career Grant partnerships.


2021 RISE Org Chart

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RISE Faculty Org Chart

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RISE Department Org Chart

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