Signature Events

ARISE Scholars have specialized access to opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. These opportunities will enhance and strengthen our scholar's personal and professional skills.

Summer Bridge

We partner with Illinois Scholars Program (ISP) to host a Summer Bridge experience for scholars. ARISE students will advance their proficiency in math while attending workshops focusing on developing critical academic and professional skills. Students will get familiarized with campus and resources as well as begin to connect with peers, staff, and corporate partners.

Visit the ISP Summer Bridge page for up-to-date details

Study Abroad

ARISE partners with the International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) office to encourage students to take advantage the eye-opening and perhaps life-changing experience of studying abroad. In the past, ARISE students have travelled to Bolivia and Guatemala on Global Service Learning trips.

Watch the video capturing moments from our trip to Bolivia!

Industry Visits

ARISE's partners offer exclusive field trips and tours to nearby facilities. Students get industry exposure early in their careers to support their major exploration. Visits have included lab and facility tours, panel discussions, on-going project demos, technology presentations, and one-on-one conversations with recruiters in leading companies.

Spring Retreat

ARISE Spring retreat is an overnight experience; a time to connect as a community before the Spring Semester starts.

End of the year cook out

ARISE scholars organize the end of year celebration to recognize and celebrate the progress and accomplishments of the community during the annual cook-out!