If you created it or discovered it, you can share it at RISE.
RISE is a chance to:
- Share game-changing innovation, path-breaking scholarship, world-shaping creativity, and your entrepreneurial spirit.
- Connect with thinkers, doers, creators, and impact makers from across the disciplines and around the world
- Celebrate the best of Northeastern
Exposure = Opportunity
Discover a new idea.
Secure funding to bring your idea to life.
Gain insight into your field and the forces shaping it.
Find future friends and colleagues.
Present at RISE: Experience the Advantages of Exposure
Instructions for Presenters
RISE will utilize a unified software platform for a seamless experience from abstract submission to event hosting to judge engagement.
We’ll open our RISE:2021 Virtual Expo platform for abstracts starting February 1. In the meantime, you can get ready by preparing your abstract and getting ready create your profile.
In the profile, we’ll ask student presenters to share basic biographical information, project information, as well a nice photo of yourself and a link to a personal site or LinkedIn.
Faculty sharing work will create a similar profile utilizing the same RISE:2021 Virtual Expo platform.
The abstract is a short summary describing the nature, purpose, and impact of your RISE presentation
- Abstracts will be collected through our software platform.
- Maximum length – 250 words.
- For tips on how to write an abstract, click here.
- Submit by March 1, 2021.
Review and Approval
- Once submitted, your abstract will be reviewed for human/animal subjects, intellectual property, and editorial content.
- You’ll be able to see reviewer comments, questions, and approval decisions.
Submit an abstract even if you are still completing your project. Write with the information you have and outline expected findings.
Learning happens everywhere
SAIL (Self-Authored Integrated Learning) is Northeastern’s framework for helping you:
- Capture the learning you do across the contexts of your life.
- Make the most use of your personal qualities and transferable skills.
SAIL and RISE
When presenting at RISE, you engage in skills like design thinking, systems thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and self-control. You also have experiences that employ help-seeking, comfort with ambiguity, humility, empathy, collaboration and teamwork, leadership, and ethical reasoning.
These are just some of the many skills and qualities in the SAIL framework that help you understand and articulate not only the product of your RISE research, but also the process of your RISE experience and how it prepares you for the future. The purpose of SAIL is to help you capture this learning as it occurs, and to help you identify and communicate your transferable skills.
RISE helps you learn how to communicate your research to the world.
SAIL helps you communicate how the experience contributed to your development as a researcher, innovator, scholar, and whole person.
Watch this short video on how to incorporate RISE into your SAIL timeline.
There are three award categories at RISE
RISE Awards are presented to those showing excellence in Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Entrepreneurship.
Research – $2,000 awarded for methodological and procedural excellence in exploration, creation, and study
Innovation – $2,000 awarded for the discovery of novel and revolutionary inventions, processes, ways of thinking, ways of seeing
Scholarship – $2,000 awarded for an academic breakthrough in a particular field
Entrepreneurship – $2,000 awarded to the presentation with the greatest entrepreneurial potential
People’s Choice – $2,500 awarded to the presentation receiving the most votes from RISE attendees
Focus Awards “focus” attention on particular aspects of RISE participation. They recognize and reward specialized excellence.
Some Focus Awards require additional steps. Visit the Focus Awards page to learn more.
Outstanding Research Awards
Outstanding Research Awards are given to one undergraduate and one graduate in each of the following categories:
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Engineering and Technology
- Health Sciences
- Humanities and Arts
- Interdisciplinary Topics, Centers and Institutes
- Physical and Life Sciences
- Social Sciences, Business and Law
We will provide a template and instructions for those whose abstracts have been approved to prepare RISE presentations optimized for our virtual event.
Please review the guidelines included with the templates.
We’ll provide guidance for making a concise, high-impact, born-digital presentation for Virtual RISE.
Communicating your ideas clearly, quickly, and concisely is a key element of RISE participation.
RISE attendees can take advantage of training seminars tailored to RISE participation and useful for the rest of your life.
Upon receiving notice that your abstract has been approved, you’ll be able to log into the RISE platform and share your presentation.
Once submitted, your presentation will be reviewed for editorial content and guideline compliance.
Our system will notify you of reviewer comments, questions, and approval decisions.
Submit your presentation by March 2021.
Use RISE to expand your network and create opportunities for the future.
- Send personalized emails inviting people you want to know.
- Complete the Presenter Invitation Form and RISE will send invitations on your behalf.
Digital RISE presentations will be viewable in our virtual exhibit hall, and each presenter will have the chance to engage with their audience through text and video chats.
Remember that participating in RISE also includes attending the RISE Awards.
Review “Presenters” tab (on left) for timelines, registration, attire, etc. (scroll down).