The RISE Development Program is determined to equip Spelman students with the skills needed to change the world by immersing them in an interdisciplinary research community that will make them more competitive for admission into top tier Ph.D. programs.

DEVELOPMENT

The RISE Development Program provides opportunities for students to engage in real research.

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RESEARCH

Students take part in 10 hours of paid research per week in a biomedical research laboratory.

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TRAINING

The Freshman Introduction to Research and Skills Training (FIRST) Program is designed to introduce students with little knowledge or experience to the dynamic world of research.

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BENEFITS

The purpose of RISE is to increase the skills and competitiveness of students in biomedical research.

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FAQs

What is the purpose of the RISE program?

The purpose of RISE Program is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of undergraduate students for careers in biomedical research. Our program offers support for student development activities, which include seminars, critical skills thinking modules, on- and off-campus research experiences, and travel to scientific meetings. The measurable goal of the Spelman College RISE program is to increase the numbers of graduates admitted to academic graduate programs leading to a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences.

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