Research in Science & Engineering (RISE)

Boston University Summer Term 

  • Dates: July 2 – August 11, 2023 (residential)
  • Grade Level: Students entering 12th grade in fall 2023

    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 conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation’s brightest scientific minds while advancing your STEM knowledge and skills. RISE is open to both commuter and residential students and 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 research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer science, earth & environment, electrical & computer engineering, mathematics & statistics, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, neuroscience, nutrition, physics, psychological & brain sciences, 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. You will attend intensive lectures in computational neurobiology and conduct group research projects under the guidance of a BU instructor. 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 High School Programs website.