> Are you interested in conducting research and being mentored by faculty,

    post-doctoral fellows and advanced graduate students? 

> Would you like to know how to prepare for and to pursue a PhD degree? 

> Does spending time on the beautiful campus of NC State appeal to you? 

> Will you have completed at least your sophomore year of college by next summer? 

You may be the right candidate for RISE (tentative dates: May 24 - July 30, 2023)! This program is hosted by the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University.

Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas related to all aspects of civil engineering research and innovation. We encourage participation from engineering students from underrepresented and underserved groups from the U.S. and its territories.

READ about the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 RISE Programs 

SAMPLE of prior RISE research: 2016 Abstracts; 2017 Abstracts; 2018 Abstracts; 2019 Abstracts; Sample Posters





RISE participants must be resident at NC State University full-time during the 2-month program. During this period, participants may not enroll for classes, concurrent summer programs, or hold other employment. RISE is held on the NC State University campus in Raleigh, NC.

Important Dates


(Deadline for NC State CCEE Students: TBA)