A record number of University of Rochester undergraduates were selected to participate in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program for the summer 2009. In the past three years, 17 Rochester students have been chosen as DAAD-RISE scholars from an international pool of applicants.
The DAAD-RISE Scholars were: Laura Arnold '10, Matthew Golder '10, David Reiner '10, Alexander Hajduczok '11, Stephen Keeley '11, Kirsten Ross '11, and Jacob Tutmaher '11.
Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to conduct research in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering.
Each student conducted research at universities and research institutions across Germany for up to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students who serve as their mentors. Each undergraduate receives a stipend from DAAD to assist with living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance.