RISE: Resources to Inspire Successful Engineers
Would you like to learn more about RISE?
Students in the College of Engineering have the opportunity to participate in the RISE Program, a unique opportunity for students to gain support, build community, and access a broad network of professional and academic mentors.
The RISE Program: Celebrating 50 Years
Students join the RISE community early and enhance their study skills to prepare them for the rigors of the academic year. Past participants formed friendships with classmates that have continued well past graduation.
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To inspire our undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to succeed at the highest levels within our programs and beyond in their careers as engineers and computer scientists.
Who We Are
A support network consisting of faculty, academic support staff, peer mentors, and program alumni, all of whom are dedicated to the success of our RISE students.
What We Offer
Multi-faceted, personalized support from a RISE student’s first day on campus until they cross the graduation stage.
- RISE Academy, a 5-week, residential, summer acclimation program
- Monthly career-focused professional development workshops
- Networking events with RISE alumni in industry and academia
- Personalized academic advisement
- Research and internship experiences
- Peer mentoring program
- Facilitated and drop-in study groups
- Academic scholarship opportunities
Some of our alumni include…
Dean, College of Engineering
Kara Odom Walker
Secretary of Health & Social Services, State of Delaware
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
“You will never know what you can handle or what you are capable of until you put yourself out there, and I believe engineering is the best field to test it out on.”
– Latifa Ali ’19
Whether you are a Delaware resident or new to the area, you’ll feel at home in the College of Engineering. For more than 50 years, RISE has provided generations of students with a supportive community – a home away from home – focused on empowering students to succeed at UD and beyond.
UD Engineering receives $3.4 million from NSF’s Scholarships For Service program to support top-tier cybersecurity students and bolster professional development opportunities.