University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Washington State University
Location: Washington
Position: Residential Summer Research
Requirements: See description

Research in Interdisciplinary STEM Education (RISE) is a 9-week residential summer research experience for undergraduate students in chemistry, education, life sciences, mathematics, or physics.  Participants will join interdisciplinary teams mentored by faculty to investigate STEM learning across formal and informal environments with a focus on understanding issues related to inclusivity and diversity in STEM.  The program starts in April with “Gear Up for Research”, a series of virtual lab group meetings designed for RISE participants to meet their faculty mentors and research teams, learn about their summer project, and learn basic skills and research protocols for the summer program.

Important Dates:

  • Gear up for Research: April 15 – May 15
  • Residential Program: May 28 – July 31, 2020
  • Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
  • Notification Date: Early-mid March 2020
  • Stipends: $5750 stipend, travel awards for students with financial need, on-campus housing provided free-of-charge

In order to participate in the RISE program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a US citizen or permanent resident,
  • Return to an undergraduate degree program in Fall 2020,
  • Participate in Gear up Research, a weekly virtual lab group meeting, prior to the summer residential program (April 15 – May 15), and
  • Be willing to have fun while learning how to do research in STEM education!

Women, first-generation, and individuals from non-PhD granting institutions and/or who identify with underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please go to:


Director, Dr. Erika Offerdahl, School of Molecular Sciences (erika.offerdahl @

Co-Director, Dr. Molly Kelton, Department of Teaching and Learning (molly.kelton @

Contact: Erika Offerdahl
Contact at: erika.offerdahl @
Closing Date: February 7, 2020