Pursue Research in:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Laboratory Research
- Anatomy and Neurobiology
- Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
- Physiology and Biophysics
- Public Health
In this six-week program, academically motivated rising seniors conduct research for 40 hours per week under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, or graduate student mentor.
If you are interested in hands-on research, the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Internship track provides an opportunity to explore in depth the many facets of university laboratory research occurring across a variety of fields. You’ll find links on this page to several departmental websites and faculty profiles. Take some time to visit the sites and review the profiles. Not only will you get a sense of the exciting research going on at Boston University, but you will be able to identify professors whose research interests match your own.
As a RISE Internship student, you will tackle a research project and acquire valuable technical and analytical skills, culminating in the RISE Poster Symposium. In some cases, research interns submit their work to national science fair contests such as the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Throughout the six weeks of the program, you will participate in weekly workshops with the RISE Program Manager, who provides insight into the scientific process, research ethics, reading a research paper, making a poster, and networking in the scientific community. You will also benefit from valuable sessions on college admission strategies and pre-professional health programs built into the experience.