Glenisson de Oliveira
Principle investigator for RITES (Rhode Island Technology Enhanced Science), Dr. de Oliveira wraps-up and reflects on what contributed to the program’s success.
Not only are student research job opportunities available, but RIC also offers fellowships and student research awards!
Anne and Bob DeStefano Fund for Undergraduate Research
This fund was established in 2008 by Anne '66 and Bob DeStefano to provide funding for student undergraduate research. Students are selected by a faculty committee on the basis of the academic merit of faculty/student proposals. In 2011, the DeStefanos agreed to increase their endowment to support the entire undergraduate research program. In acknowledgement of their generosity, the fund is now referred to as The Anne and Bob DeStefano Undergraduate Research Program
Awards typically range from $50 to $500 and are made each semester. The award process is administered by the College Honors Program. Application information is available through the College Honors Program website at http://www.ric.edu/honors/shp.php.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Scholars Program
RIC has received a grant of approximately $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, or physics (STEM disciplines), starting in Fall 2009 and continuing through the 2012-2013 academic year. Scholarship winners will receive up to $5000 each per year, depending on need.
Ten students are admitted to the program each year. They are an important part of the STEM community at Rhode Island College, taking carefully selected courses for their first two years as part of a Learning Community and developing strong relationships with faculty and peers in the STEM disciplines. They are introduced to research as freshmen, join a research group as sophomores, and design and complete a research project in their junior and senior years under the guidance of a faculty mentor in their field.
To obtain further information about this challenging and exciting opportunity, contact Dr. Kate Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org).