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  • High School Summer Research in Science & Engineering Schedule of Social Events For BU Summer Term
    Admitted Students Student Services Academic Health Wellness Travel to Campus Check in Departure Information Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion What to Bring Where to Purchase Items About Boston Contact Us Request a Brochure Request a Brochure Ask a Question Send Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Research in Science Engineering Schedule of Social Events Outings to Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street movie and game nights in the dorm basketball at FitRec or ultimate frisbee on the Boston Common These are just a few the activities that students might participate in as part of RISE Fun program events help orient you to the city of Boston help you get to know the other students in the program and build a close knit social community Take a look at the schedule of events from last summer it will give you an idea of how you can spend your time when you are here Events listed are mandatory group activities unless otherwise noted RISE students join with High School Honors students for all activities Optional and impromptu events planned by the Program Assistants and staff also take place throughout the summer Sample RISE Program Schedule from 2015 Please note that this is a sample schedule from 2015 and activities may be different this summer Sunday June 28 Check in at Warren Towers Student Orientation Dinner in the Warren Towers Dining Room Public Safety Talk Floor meeting with Program and Resident Assistants Monday June 29 First Day of Practicum or Internship Mentee Training Ice Night Ice Breakers and Ice Cream Wednesday July 1 Optional Activity Newbury Street Friday July 3 Optional Activity Faneuil Hall Saturday July 4 Enjoy a day off from class and lab Optional Activity Scavenger Hunt BBQ and FIREWORKS on the Esplanade Celebrate Independence Day with

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  • High School Summer Research in Science & Engineering Tuition, Aid & Payment For BU Summer Term
    Apply How to Pay Information for International Students Housing Dining FAQ Program Policies Student Conduct Planned Program Activities Free Time Family Friend Visits Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion For Parents Guardians Admitted Students Student Services Academic Health Wellness Travel to Campus Check in Departure Information Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion What to Bring Where to Purchase Items About Boston Contact Us Request a Brochure Request a Brochure Ask a Question Send Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Research in Science Engineering Tuition Fees Aid Tuition Fees Application Fee non refundable 50 Tuition 4 000 Service Fees 470 Student Health Services co pay fee for each visit 25 Room Board Options 14 Meals per Week 2 430 88 19 Meals per Week 2 641 88 Please note A 500 non refundable deposit applied to tuition is required once a student commits to attending RISE in order to secure his or her place in the program There is a 25 co pay fee each time a student visits Student Health Services Room Board fees are for the entire 6 week session Students interested in commuting should follow the commuting guidelines If you have any questions please contact the program staff at rise bu edu Note Application fees and the initial deposit for attending students are non refundable No refund or reduction in Service Fees will be made for a student who arrives to the program late leaves the program early or is dismissed from the program due to violation of the program guidelines The tuition refund deadline is July 11 Financial Aid Limited financial aid is available for the Research in Science Engineering RISE Program Please note Awards cover partial tuition only and are based on both financial need and academic merit If you

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  • Apply Online For The High School Summer Research in Science & Engineering At BU Summer Term
    Preview Academic Immersion What to Bring Where to Purchase Items About Boston Contact Us Request a Brochure Request a Brochure Ask a Question Send Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Research in Science Engineering How to Apply Please note The application deadline for the 2016 RISE program has passed and we are no longer accepting applications for the program Admissions We consider applicants who are entering their senior year of high school in fall 2016 International students are not eligible for the RISE Program Admission is based on a combination of high school grades rigor of courses taken standardized test scores a personal statement and two letters of recommendation How to Apply Complete online application When using the online application you will be required to submit a 500 750 word personal statement describing what field you want to study and why Submit the application fee A 50 non refundable application fee paid by credit card is required at the time of submission of the online application form Email preferred mail or fax An official copy of your complete high school transcript including your fall 2015 grades A copy of your most recent PSAT SAT PLAN or ACT scores Please email preferred fax or mail a copy of your scores directly to our office We will not receive them if you send them through the testing agency Please note that your name should be visible on your scores Two letters of recommendation one from a science or math teacher and one from a guidance counselor Note Email is the primary form of communication during the application and admission process Please ensure that both parent and student email addresses are entered correctly on the application Inform our office immediately if there is a change in either email address Email rise

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  • High School Summer Research in Science & Engineering How to Pay For BU Summer Term
    the Life Commuter Schedule of Social Events Tuition Fees Aid How to Apply How to Pay Information for International Students Housing Dining FAQ Program Policies Student Conduct Planned Program Activities Free Time Family Friend Visits Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion For Parents Guardians Admitted Students Student Services Academic Health Wellness Travel to Campus Check in Departure Information Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion What to Bring Where to Purchase Items About Boston Contact Us Request a Brochure Request a Brochure Ask a Question Send Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Research in Science Engineering How to Pay Boston University offers a variety of payment options for those attending the Research in Science Engineering program You will need your Boston University ID number to pay We will email you your BU ID number within two weeks of our receipt of your Letter of Intent and Registration Form Electronic Payment If paying by credit card please go to bu edu payment Payment by Check If you are not able to complete payment online or prefer to pay by check make out your check to Boston University Please write the student s name BU ID number and RISE in the memo line and mail to Boston University Summer Term Research in Science Engineering Program 755 Commonwealth Avenue Room B05 Boston MA 02215 Wire Transfers Boston University offers two options for international payments of a student account balance peerTransfer Flywire and Western Union Business Solutions These vendors both provide a tailored interface for international payments to BU Use of either of these services will generally result in a lower exchange rate and or total transaction cost for the student than payment by bank wire In addition since the information collected from the student through these vendor interfaces

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  • Exciting High School Summer Programs | RISE Program Housing At BU Summer Term
    Send Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Research in Science Engineering Housing Dining Residential Students High school students live together as a community in Boston University s Warren Towers residence hall Located right in the heart of campus Warren Towers consists of three separate towers of dormitory rooms multiple study areas and a TV lounge Young men and women live in separate towers usually two students to a room Please note that some students may be in singles and some may be in triples You can see a 360 degree view of where high school students live by following the link to a Boston University Warren Towers dormitory room If you are attending one of our programs with a friend you may request to room together Each student must mutually indicate your request to Summer Term to be considered when assignments are made Requests must be made by the date indicated in your acceptance packet Please note that rooming requests are not guaranteed Warren Towers has 24 hour security and Boston University live in residential staff Carefully selected Program Assistants also live in the residences and provide students with guidance as they adapt to college life They coordinate social outings and ensure that students are back in the residence at curfew Warren Towers has air conditioning in some study areas and the television room but not in the dorm rooms or other areas of the building Dorm rooms can get hot so we strongly recommend that students bring a fan with them or buy one when they arrive on campus High school students eat their meals at the Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers a dining hall located on the fourth floor of your residence The menu choices include restaurant style meals vegetarian and vegan options freshly made

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  • Alumni | High School Summer Research in Science & Engineering | Boston University Summer Term
    Day in the Life Commuter Schedule of Social Events Tuition Fees Aid How to Apply How to Pay Information for International Students Housing Dining FAQ Program Policies Student Conduct Planned Program Activities Free Time Family Friend Visits Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion For Parents Guardians Admitted Students Student Services Academic Health Wellness Travel to Campus Check in Departure Information Honors RISE Summer Challenge Summer Preview Academic Immersion What to Bring Where to Purchase Items About Boston Contact Us Request a Brochure Request a Brochure Ask a Question Send Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Research in Science Engineering RISE Alumni Updates Throughout their six weeks in the program RISE students participate in university level research that is often eligible for national science competitions and academic publications In addition some of our RISE alumni go on to make important contributions to the sciences and other fields Below is a small sampling of the achievements of our most recent RISE alumni Please note Entry into national science competitions is only appropriate for the individual projects of the RISE Research Internship track RISE Class of 2015 Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology Yerin Kweon semifinalist Manasa Prahlad semifinalist Prachi Sinha semifinalist Victor Zhang semifinalist RISE Class of 2014 Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology Helen Dai semifinalist Samantha Koire semifinalist Jessica Liu semifinalist Justin Yu semifinalist RISE Class of 2013 Intel Science Talent Search Lauren Perry semifinalist Jane Wei semifinalist RISE Class of 2012 Intel Science Talent Search Drew Feldman semifinalist Laura Tung semifinalist Andrew Wang semifinalist Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology Louis Tao regional finalist Publications Marguerite Martin Epstein coauthored a paper with Professor Jagadeesh Moodera in Physical Review Letter 2013 David Mace coauthored a paper with Professor Ayse Coskun in ACM Intellectual

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  • High School Summer Research in Science & Engineering FAQ For BU Summer Term
    Can I check to see if my application is complete We will send you a confirmation email once your application is complete You may also call our office at 617 353 1378 or email us at rise bu edu to check on your application status How long after I send in my application should I expect a response Students will receive a response within 6 weeks of the application deadline March 1 2016 Once I am accepted into RISE am I required to go to the program You can either accept or decline our offer of admission but we ask that you inform us of your decision as soon as possible after you receive an acceptance packet Please note that attending students are required to pay a 500 non refundable deposit in order to secure their place in the program If I am accepted into RISE how soon do I need to inform the RISE office that I plan to attend the program We ask that you let us know within two weeks after receiving your acceptance We will provide an acceptance deadline in the acceptance email Please note that attending students are required to pay a 500 non refundable deposit in order to secure their place in the program Will I know my research project before I accept my placement in the Research Internship Program You will learn about your professor and his her research before you accept your placement but not about your specific research project You will meet your professor and other mentors as well as learn about your project at the RISE orientation on July 5 2016 What is the cost of the Research in Science Engineering Program Please see the Tuition Fees Aid page for a detailed description of the cost of attending the RISE Program How do I pay There are several methods of payment for the RISE Program Please see the How to Pay page for a detailed description of your options Is there financial aid available Yes there is limited financial aid available Awards are based on a combination of need and academic merit View our Tuition Fees Aid page to learn how to apply for financial aid Do you take students to visit other colleges No we do not travel as a group to visit area colleges but you may arrange your own visits within the Boston area during your free time We do offer a college workshop with our Office of Admissions Is there a curfew Yes Students must be in the dorm by 11 pm during the week Sunday through Thursday and midnight on weekends Friday and Saturday Students are then free to visit with friends in the common areas on the fourth floor until 1 am during the week Sunday through Thursday and 2 am on weekends Friday and Saturday Are students free to leave campus We arrange a planned activity once per weekend and a few additional activities throughout the six weeks to help students get to

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  • Summer Courses for High School Students Attending BU?s Summer Challenge: A Two-Week, Pre-College Experience
    Communication Learn about advertising public relations journalism film and television Classes focus on the history current trends and future of these media in America Students work in groups on communication related projects such as the advertising pitch film analysis news reporting and television and print advertising Afternoon Seminar Sessions 1 2 3 Top Computer Science This course is designed to provide an overview of computer science concepts as well as teach basic programming skills Students learn about algorithms variables and expressions input and output if else statements for and while loops functions and parameters and simple data structures The course introduces the history of computer science artificial intelligence software engineering computer networking and computer human interaction Students work in groups to code in two programming languages Scratch and Java and will choose one language to use for a final project Afternoon Seminar Sessions 1 2 3 Top Creative Writing Through reading and discussion students analyze different styles of writing In addition students write original creative pieces and improve their writing skills by discussing their work in class as a group Morning Seminar Sessions 1 2 3 Top Economics This seminar examines the principles of economic behavior of individuals and firms Students become familiar with the theory of consumer choice and strategic behavior of individuals and firms through use of class experiments and lectures By the end of the seminar students are able to use game theory to create a model of strategic decision making and find the predicted outcome of the game Afternoon Seminar Sessions 1 2 3 Top Electrical Engineering Investigation of engineering methods through topical challenges provided by the Smart Lighting Center Students investigate and experiment with tools and technologies used in the development of novel LED lighting including its adaptation to applications such as visual light communication Morning Seminar Sessions 2 3 Top Great Books Topic for summer 2016 On Walking Through seminar discussions close reading and walking field trips this class offered by BU s Core Curriculum engages with works by great authors such as Thoreau Dickens and Woolf that emphasize narratives of idle walking The course encourages close reading urban exploration and self reflection A creative project based on the readings and outings concludes the seminar Shoes required Morning Seminar Sessions 2 3 Top The History of Boston Through lectures discussions and walking field trips throughout the historical city of Boston students learn how the city s writers thinkers activists and citizens have helped define American identity into the twenty first century The class considers the American Revolution Transcendentalism slavery and abolition urban politics and immigration and ethnicity Morning Seminar Sessions 2 3 Top Infectious Diseases The goal of this course is to give students a basic understanding of the causes pathology and cures of human infectious diseases by engaging in lectures and conducting experiments Specific diseases such as influenza SARS AIDS and cancer are used to illustrate the mechanisms of human disease The laboratory component of this course functions as an introductory microbiology lab

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