Residents in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Program

RiSE Benefits & Programs

Academic Resources 

In-Hall Tutoring

RiSE supports the academic transition of first-year engineering and science students through in-hall tutoring. Tutoring services are provided in Lever Hall Classroom and Byrnes Learning Lab (Byrnes 101) on Sundays through Thursdays from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Fridays from 5 - 7pm in the Lever Classroom and Saturdays in the Lever Classroom (Saturday hours depend on campus activities and events). RiSE tutors are upperclassmen students in the College of Engineering and Science who have displayed academic success and are committed to helping their peers achieve. Tutors focus on courses known to provide most difficulty to students, such as Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, but will endeavor to assist students in any courses where they need help. The tutors also host special exam study sessions throughout the semester.  

Special RiSE Class Sections

Most students participating in RiSE will be clustered into their introductory chemistry and engineering courses together (Chemistry 1010 and ENGR 1050-1090). This insures that RiSE residents will attend some of the same sections of classes together during first semester. As a result, students are able to easily form study groups and have friends within their classes.

In-Hall Advising

The College of Engineering and Science (CES) Academic Advising Center is located in Lever Hall. RiSE is among the first living-learning communities (LLCs) to include a comprehensive advising center as part of students' LLC experience. The inclusion of the CES Academic Advising Center will enhance the RiSE experience and bring RiSE students closer to their academic advisors. Advisors offices are located on the first floor of Lever, students in General Engineering and Chemistry will receive advising in Lever Hall. 

Professional Development Programing 

RiSE Faculty Director

The RiSE Faculty Director is an active faculty member with the College of Engineering and Science who works with the RiSE community directly. He coordinates monthly engineering and science learning experiences for students in order to facilitate learning beyond the classroom. In addition he holds office hours in Lever Hall and participates in programs sponsored by RiSE. 

RiSE Faculty Fellows

For the 2014-2015 year, 2 faculty members are running 6 Creative Inquiry teams exclusively for RiSE students. Creative Inquiry teams are groups of 10 students working closely with a faculty member to pursue research interests. Students have the opportunity to build models and display their research. 

Industry Tours and Dinners

RiSE sponsors a series of dinners for students to connect with leaders of industry, faculty, alumni, and upperclassmen throughout the 10 engineering disciplines and sciences offered within our college. In addition through faculty partnerships industry tours will be organized to connect students to upstate industries and professionals. The goal of these programs is to expose students to the professional lives of engineers and assist them in selecting their majors. 

Leadership Learning

Through a partnership with the Catalyst Leadership Institute and a series of outdoor adventure programs, RiSE students leadership skills are developed. Equipping students to be leaders on campus, in their communities, and in their future professional pursuits.