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    Boston University: Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Program: Practicum Track

    Boston University: Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Program: Practicum Track


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Six Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Bio Technology, Computer Science, Biology, Coding, Neuroscience
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (617) 358-3034
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    The RISE Practicum track gives students the opporunity to conduct group research in computational neurobiology

    (Information about the RISE Internship track, in which students are mentored by faculty members, can be found here.)

    Practicum students conduct collaborative research in a university setting under the guidance of a Boston University instructor. Ideal for students who prefer a structured research environment, the Practicum track is focused on computational neurobiology.

    Opt for the Practicum track and you begin your days with a two-hour lecture from your Practicum instructor before continuing in the afternoon with four hours of labwork and research. The experiments are designed to demonstrate procedures that are representative of university laboratory research in computational neurobiology. Although this course has a set syllabus with clearly outlined protocols, the final outcome of your research cannot be predicted in advance.

    In addition, one day per week you will join the RISE Internship students for workshops aimed at building your academic and professional skills. You will also participate in weekly activities such as industry site tours and research talks. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Session Dates: July 3–August 12

    Tuition & Fees

    Application Fee (non-refundable): $50

    Tuition: $4,900*

    Service Fees: $470

    Room & Board (14 meals per week): $2,876

    Room & Board (19 meals per week): $3,156 __________________________________________________________________________________________

    *Please note: A $1,000 non-refundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once a student commits to attending RISE in order to secure a place in the program.

    Limited financial aid is available for the RISE program.