Drew’s Unique Science Mentorship Program Celebrates 35 Years

RISE students work closely with mentors in a research setting. The Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti connects students with retired scientists. September 2016 – Drew University’s Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti marked its 35th anniversary with a day of celebration. Through RISE, retired scientists like 2015 Nobel Laureate Dr. William Campbell mentor Drew undergraduates and work one-on-one with them on real-world research in a laboratory setting. Often students go on to publish this research in academic journals and earn PhD’s, MD’s and other advanced degrees at institutions such as Cornell, Princeton and Stanford. Fellows examine posters describing research conducted by students during the summer. RISE Associate Neal Connors, who attended the celebration, enjoys the close interaction with students, who study many different branches of science and end up in many different…


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