Professor Jenny Wang is seeking applicants for funded Summer Undergraduate Internship positions through the RISE program at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Her lab focuses on understanding the origins of abstract ideas, such as object, number, people, and belief, and how such innate cognitive mechanisms support learning.’
RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Scholars participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research. RISE has a strong record of RISE alumni entering graduate school. Top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school are eligible for first-year fellowships funded by the Chancellor.
We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.
Application opens on November 1st, 2020, and reviews will start in late January, 2021. The 2021 RISE Summer program starts on June 1st, 2021.
Please reach out to Professor Wang directly to introduce yourselves, and/or if you have any questions!