Rice Emerging Scholars Program

How does RESP Work?

Each year, a select cohort of freshmen newly admitted to the School of Engineering or School of Natural Sciences are invited to participate in RESP. Participation is limited to invited students. Students who accept the invitation to join RESP are expected to complete all components of the program, including meetings with staff and student mentors in the fall semester. In exchange, Emerging Scholars attend the program at no cost and receive a stipend for their participation. The summer program requires a full-time commitment and usually extends from mid June to August 1st.

Participants in Rice Emerging Scholars Program are Mentored by professional staff members and a team of Student Fellows who excel in Math, Physics, Chemistry, and/or Computer Science. Student Fellows are responsible for facilitating the academic and social transitions of the Emerging during the duration of the six week program.