RISE: Resources to Inspire Successful Engineers (RISE)
To inspire our undergraduate engineering students from historically under-represented backgrounds to succeed at the highest levels within our programs and beyond in their careers as engineers.
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.
- 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 40 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.