and development programs, projects, and activities that
support RISE will be conducted at four of the nation's
premier institutions. For more information on the respective
institutions, visit their minority programs homepage links
to the left. For additional information on each institution's
RISE program, click on the icons.
Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
The MIT School of Engineering offers undergraduate
and graduate degrees in more than ten disciplines. MIT
offers several innovative joint programs such as the Engineering
Internship Program (a joint undergrad and grad program
and combining traditional on campus academic programs
with off campus work experience in industry and government),
and the Leaders for Manufacturing Program (an educational/research
partnership between more than a dozen major US manufacturing
firms and MIT's Schools of Engineering and Management
- leading to 2 degrees in Engineering and Management)
are only two such programs. The System Design and Management
(SDM) program is a new master's degree program offered
jointly by the School of Engineering and the Sloan School
of Management; and the new Division of Bioengineering
& Environmental Health offers an undergraduate and
graduate level degrees.
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Purdue has built a reputation for educating outstanding
engineers; Purdue engineering is a top-ranked program,
attracting bright, inquiring students and a superb faculty.
The Schools of Engineering offer course work leading to
the B.S. degree in fourteen different programs fourteen
M.S programs and twelve Ph.D. programs. Curricula provide
the student with a broad base on which to build an engineering
career in addition to the specific skills relevant to
the chosen discipline. Close ties are maintained with
industry to insure that both the curriculum and the research
activities are relevant to the needs of potential employers.
Research expenditures in the Schools of Engineering exceed
$70,000,000 annually. This research is carried out in
laboratories located in 11 individual academic units and
in several multidisciplinary research centers and school
University (Palo Alto, CA)
Stanford's engineering education emphasizes fundamentals,
embedded in a rich liberal arts undergraduate curriculum.
Curricula are notable for their flexibility and breadth.
In addition to traditional engineering majors, students
may design their own majors. Engineering students have
the opportunity to study in overseas programs, including
two programs in Berlin and Kyoto especially designed for
engineers, and to explore other disciplines through honors
programs and double majors. The University offers the
resources of faculty who are both teachers and leading
scholars, and research opportunities abound. The student
body at Stanford is quite diverse, creating a rich intellectual
and social environment.
of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
The College of Engineering at the University of Michigan
is consistently ranked among the top engineering schools
in the world. Most of its degree programs are rated in
the top ten nationwide. About 900 bachelor's degrees and
700 Master's and doctoral degrees are awarded annually.
The opportunities for study have expanded so that students
may choose from more than 1,000 engineering courses. The
College expends over $100 million dollars each year in
sponsored research projects. College research facilities
include more than 150 research laboratories, 45 of which
operate with budgets of over a half-million dollars, including
two National Science Foundation research centers.