The RISE Program at Cal Poly Pomona is designed to integrate experiences in independent research, faculty and peer mentoring, role modeling and professional skill-building to prepare qualified underrepresented minority (URM) science students for advancement to successful PhD careers in biomedical research. The goal of the RISE Program is to increase the number of URM students admitted to doctoral programs and to give them the academic and research preparation that they need to complete their PhD.
In the eight-week program, participating students learn about lab safety training, work on a faculty-mentored research project, articulate what they have learned on a research poster or oral presentation at the annual summer symposium, network and engage with students from other research labs, and integrate to the four-year institution experience.
NSF REU Big Data
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
Pomona Valley Review
Established in 2002, Pomona Valley Review is an annual, online liberal arts journal published by English graduate students of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, by faculty, and by continuing graduate students from Cal Poly who are now pursuing doctoral work or developing their professional careers. Our staff includes English M.A. students or Ph.D. students whose focus is either rhetoric & composition, literature, or teaching English as a second or subsequent language; therefore, our perspectives capture the interdisciplinary atmosphere of our program and translate the scene to the page. We not only enjoy classic literature, but also edgy, provocative, and groundbreaking literature which attempts to deconstruct the paradigms that have supported the English intelligentsia over the past centuries.