RISE Alumni Updates

Throughout their six weeks in the program, RISE students participate in university laboratory research that is often eligible for national science competitions and academic publications. In addition, some of our RISE alumni go on to make important contributions to the sciences and other fields. Below is a small sampling of the achievements of our most recent RISE alumni.

Please note: entry into national science competitions is only appropriate for the individual projects of the RISE Internship track.

RISE Class of 2017

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

  • Melissa Wei, semifinalist

RISE Class of 2016

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

  • Eric Gan, semifinalist
  • Vennela Mannava, semifinalist
  • Jane Pan, semifinalist

Publications

RISE Class of 2015

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

  • Yerin Kweon, semifinalist
  • Manasa Prahlad, semifinalist
  • Prachi Sinha, semifinalist
  • Victor Zhang, semifinalist

RISE Class of 2014

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

  • Helen Dai, semifinalist
  • Samantha Koire, semifinalist
  • Jessica Liu, semifinalist
  • Justin Yu, semifinalist

RISE Class of 2013

Intel Science Talent Search

  • Lauren Perry, semifinalist
  • Jane Wei, semifinalist

RISE Class of 2012

Intel Science Talent Search

  • Drew Feldman, semifinalist
  • Laura Tung, semifinalist
  • Andrew Wang, semifinalist

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

  • Louis Tao, regional finalist

Publications

  • Marguerite Martin-Epstein coauthored a paper with Professor Jagadeesh Moodera in Physical Review Letter (2013).
  • David Mace coauthored a paper with Professor Ayse Coskun in “ACM Intellectual Conference in Intelligent User Interfaces” (2013).

RISE Class of 2011

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

  • Joshua Kubiak, national finalist

Publications

  • Angela Massey coauthored a paper with Professor Andrew West in The Astronomical Journal (2011). In addition, her research landed her a place in Gambit’s40 under 40” —the New Orleans magazine’s list honoring locals under 40 for their extraordinary accomplishments.

If you are a RISE alumni with an achievement of which you are proud, we would love to hear about it! Please send any updates to rise@bu.edu.