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Research Immersion in Biomedical Science and Engineering at Rowan (RISER)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are sorry to announce that the program is cancelled for the summer of 2021.

This volunteer, non-residential program provides hands-on research opportunities for qualified South Jersey (Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, and Salem Counties) high school rising senior students to work in cutting-edge research labs. Scholars will spend five weeks in a laboratory working on their own independent research project under the direct guidance of a Rowan faculty member, post-graduate fellow or graduate student. They will also give present  the results of their studies at a symposium attended by friends and family, faculty, lab members and high school teachers.

The program is split into two tracks: Biomedical Science (labs at the Rowan SOM campus in Stratford, NJ) and Biomedical Engineering (labs at the Rowan Main Campus in Glassboro, NJ). South Jersey high school teachers wishing to nominate a student for this program can do so by selecting the appropriate track below and completing the brief form that follows.

For questions, please contact the applicable track program director. The Biomedical Science track is directed by Dr. Katrina Cooper and the Biomedical Engineering track is directed by Dr. Sebastian Vega.

Submit a nomination

Biomedical Science track:

  • Student has taken AP Biology (or currently taking)
  • Student completed 1 year of Chemistry (preferably AP Chemistry)

Biomedical Engineering track:

  • Student has taken (or currently taking) Physics (preferably AP Physics)
  • Student completed 1 year of Chemistry (preferably AP Chemistry)
  • Student completed 1 year of Pre-Calculus (preferably AP Calculus)