RISE: Summer Bioenergy Internships

Research Program for Underrepresented Undergrads!

RISE is a summer internship program offering bioenergy research opportunities for undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in STEM!

During the 10-week program, students gain experience in plant biology, agronomy, synthetic biology, genetics, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, and civil & environmental engineering. Successful applicants will be given a $5,000 stipend; housing and travel are provided.

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Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in degree-granting college/university with at least one semester of course work remaining before obtaining bachelor’s degree.

Program Dates: May 31-Aug. 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Feb. 24, 2022

Stipend: $5,000

Housing & Travel Provided!

About RISE: This is a 10-week summer research opportunity targeting underrepresented students interested in bioenergy research. Students seeking experience in plant biology, agronomy, synthetic biology, genetics, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, and civil & environmental engineering are welcome to apply! Project descriptions in the toggle below.

The Plan: Students will be paired with a CABBI mentor, conduct research, attend career development seminars, learn about the graduate school application practice, and practice STEM communication by presenting research at a summer symposium. 

Questions: Contact Elizabeth Murphy, eamurphy@illinois.edu

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2022 RISE Project Descriptions

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