Research in Science Experience (RISE) is a program for rising sophomores at Davidson College who are interested in careers in science or medicine.

RISE is designed for students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including minority, first-generation, and low-wealth students. All students may apply.  

RISE is a four-week, intensive summer research internship program in the sciences intended to introduce students to undergraduate research. Students present the results of their research at the Davidson College Summer Research Symposium held in September. One of the program's goals is to prepare students for more extensive academic-year and summer research experiences they may seek later.

Participating students receive a $2,500 scholarship for successful participation in the program, plus an additional sum to cover on-campus housing (which will be arranged for all participants).

Program Dates: May 17–June 11, 2021 (dates may vary slightly depending on research mentor)
Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
Contact: Mark Barsoum (