• RISER high school research program


***RISER Scholar Nomination Deadline is Friday, May 17!***

2024 RISER Summer Program

The 2024 RISER (Research Immersion in biomedical Science and Engineering at Rowan) Summer Program is a volunteer, non-residential program that provides hands-on research opportunities for qualified South Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties) high school rising seniors to work in cutting-edge research labs. RISER Scholars will be placed in a Rowan University Biomedical Engineering (Glassboro or Camden campus) or Biomedical Sciences (Camden or Stratford campus) laboratory where they will spend six weeks in a laboratory working on their own guided, yet independent, research project.

2024 RISER Summer Program will run from June 17 to July 26.  The last day of the program will include a culminating Symposium, which will give RISER Scholars the opportunity to present their work in front of their host labs, family/friends, and nominating high school teachers. Some highlights from our 2023 RISER Summer Program Symposium can be seen here.

To be considered for our program, applicants must: (i) reside in or attend high school in South Jersey, (ii) start their senior year in Fall 2024, (iii) conduct volunteer in-person research for at least 20 hours per week for 6 weeks, and (iv) attend and present their work at the culminating Symposium on Friday July 26, 2024.

The application process involves 3 steps

  1. A completed Nomination Form from a nominating high school teacher.
  2. Once the nomination is received, the nominating high school teacher and nominee will receive an Application Packet which is due within 3 weeks.


For questions about the application process or the program, please contact Dr. Sebastián L. Vega (vegas@rowan.edu).