Research Interns in Science and Engineering (RISE)

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Program for

Undergraduate Student

Experience Type

Research Experiences


One-time experience


Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)

RISE provides funding for undergraduate science and engineering research internships. The Summer Research Program provides a 10-week intensive research experience for undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country. RISE interns work in a UCSB laboratory with a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher mentor. Mentors provide one-on-one training and support for the research project. In addition to research, the interns also participate in weekly group meetings to develop oral presentation skills, attend special seminars and present their results at an end-of-summer poster session. RISE funding is also available for UCSB students to participate in research during the academic year.