Research in Science & Engineering (RISE)

As announced by the president and provost on Tuesday, April 7, Boston University has cancelled on-campus programming for Summer 2020. In light of this, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the Internship track this year due to its hands-on laboratory nature. The RISE Practicum track will be moving to a remote learning environment.

Boston University Summer Term

  • Dates: July 5 – August 14, 2020
  • Grade Level: Students entering 12th grade in Fall 2020

Students who are passionate about the sciences and currently in their junior year of high school are invited to apply for the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program. Spend six weeks at BU conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation’s brightest scientific minds, and advance your knowledge and skills in the sciences. RISE provides two research tracks: Internship and Practicum.

Internship students tackle research projects under the mentorship of distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. We offer hands-on research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, neuroscience, physics, psychology, and public health.

If you have an interest in learning about systems neuroscience, neurobiology, using the scientific method, and designing computational models of the brain, then the Practicum track is for you. The RISE Practicum combines lab work with instructor-led lectures in order to provide the opportunity to conduct research. You will work together with other students under the guidance of an instructor, who delivers morning research-intensive lectures and oversees afternoon lab work. The lab experiments are designed to demonstrate procedures that are representative of neurobiology research focused on computational modeling of neural systems.

For more information and to apply, visit the Summer Term website.