Fresno State RISE Program
Research-intensive faculty members of the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Fresno State will create a highly interactive program to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to engage in biomedical research and pursue a Ph.D. after graduating.
A goal of RISE is to create a pipeline to the Ph.D. by providing academic training and research experiences to increase the number of Fresno State students pursuing doctorates in the areas of biomedical research.
Prepare students for successful applications to a Ph.D. Program
Increase the competitiveness of RISE students for entry into top-ranked Ph.D. programs
Develop level-appropriate scientific and research skills
Students will participate in meaningful and extensive first-hand research experiences
Promote a high level of academic success
Students will complete their academic plans with high academic performance
Students will participate in high quality, focused curricula
Develop strategic knowledge and tactical skills for a thriving biomedical research career
Students will become more visible and active participants in their chosen biomedical-related disciplines