Boston University
Boston University Summer Term
755 Commonwealth Avenue #105
Boston, MA 02215

P: (617) 353-1378
F: (617) 358-0646

Director: Erin Salius

Contact: Amanda Kautzman
P: (617) 353-1378
F: (617) 358-0646

Research Internship Program in Science and Engineering (RISE) Program

Year Program Started: 1978

Max. Participants/Year: 100

Application Deadline: mid-February

Program Timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, internship/fellowship, mentoring

Program Attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (rising seniors), area of residence (program is open to residential and commuter students), high school transcript, personal statement, recommendation letters, standardized test scores

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemistry, engineering, engineering (biomed), physics, psychology, science (computer, mathematical), science (environmental health), astronomy, (anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology & biophysics)

Additional Comments: The Research Internship in Science & Engineering (RISE) program provides academically motivated rising high school seniors with the opportunity to conduct university-level research. Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, RISE students work on a research project designed by their professor forty hours a week for six weeks. Students gain valuable technical and analytical skills, as well as insights into the scientific process.