Undergraduate Research Introduction to Science and Engineering (U-RISE)
U-RISE is a semester-long exposure and training program run by the Undergraduate Research Society that seeks to directly improve undergraduate engagement in research. Participating students are exposed to basic lab techniques in the form of interconnected modules, while also being taught how to operate in a group lab environment through firsthand experience.
While the program is only in its second iteration, participating students have had tremendous success finding lab placements, with 95% of students working in a lab at Penn State the semester after completing the program.
Next semester, we will be starting an equivalent U-RISE program specific to Engineering & Physical Sciences. Please contact us if you are interested!