UPR Cayey RISE Program

Summer Research

One of the greatest opportunities for professional improvement is waiting for you in the Summer Research Activity.

Science majors with more than 30 credits and a GPA greater than 3.0 qualify.

Over 50 students win each year.

The Summer Research experience offers the following:

  • Salary over typically $4,000 during the summer (Amount depends on the Research location.)
  • Learn new techniques and how to conduct research.
  • You participate in the Student Symposium presenting your results.
  • Free Transportation

In addition:

  • You will spend 8 - 10 weeks in the USA conducting research with other students.
  • Gain the respect of a mentor who can recommend you for more opportunities.
  • Complete 1-2 credits in Biology 4990 or Chemistry 4995.

To Apply

  • Completed Application with two letters of Recommendation from science professors.
  • A copy of your current College transcript in English
  • A copy of your College Board Scores

The program is run each summer and provides intensive, individualized Biomedical research experiences in

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

All participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and must be in their sophomore or junior year, and more than 30 credits at time of application.

The application deadline for the RISE program is the end of January.

The Summer program will run from June until the first week of August. Participants receive a salary, usually free University housing, and travel costs. The core of the program is an individual research project carried out under the supervision of one of the participating faculty members at the host institution. The hosts scientific program typically includes research presentation by faculty, group discussion of articles from the scientific literature, presentation on career options and scientific ethics, and a concluding symposiumin wich all students present the results of their research. In addition to the scientific program, students participate in a variety of other activities.

Click the following attached symposium years for a list of summer interns, the name of their mentors, the research location, the title of their investigation, and their photo.

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