RISE is followed by the Reach Awards Reception where students’ exceptional research will be recognized.

Outstanding Research Awards
Seven Outstanding Student Research Awards are presented in each category of research. These students will receive a RISE Medal to acknowledge their remarkable presentations.

RISE Awards
The RISE Awards are presented to those who show excellence in Research, Innovation, and Scholarship, with each also receiving a $1,000 cash reward. The final award is given to the presentation that receives the most RISE Dollars during RISE and who displays the greatest excellence in Entrepreneurship. They also receive a $5,000 cash reward.

Best Video Pitch
Students who submit a video pitch in MyRISE will be eligible for recognition at the the Reach Awards Reception. The highest scoring video presentation will be recognized with the Best Video Pitch award as well as a $500 cash reward.

New This Year

Best Poster Presentation
Is your poster clear and concise? Does it convey the essence of your research? Is it visually appealing? If so, you could be recognized with the first RISE “Best Poster Presentation” Award at the Reach Awards Reception as well as a $500 cash reward!

Graduate Innovator Award
The Graduate Innovator Award will recognize a peer graduate student who demonstrates remarkable innovation and identifies new approaches for problem solving with a positive societal impact. This new cash award is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Government and the Office of the Provost.