Redefining the Image of Science and Engineering (RISE)


RISE is an academic advising course designed to support to support historically underserved, academically talented students pursuing degrees in science and engineering. RISE scholars receive advising and mentorship, and academic credit for participation in weekly seminars that focus on navigating college life, exposure to faculty research, and professional networking. Through participation in social events and community-building activities, including company visits and lab tours, RISE scholars become members of a community of successful STEM students.

What the members of RISE have to say:

"RISE encouraged me to stay on a STEM track, and being part of a small group helped me to foster closer connections and friendships."

"The people in RISE reminded me that success is achievable for anyone who is willing to work for it, regardless of economic or racial factors."

"RISE gave me a small community of people that I could go to with my countless questions about the process of becoming a professional in my field."