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Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS)

2017 RiPS Final Poster Session
July 26, 2017
9:30 - 11:00 am
Kansas State University Student Union, Courtyard
All are welcome!

 2016 RiPS Group Photo

 ~ Before you apply, please read all information below ~

What is Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM?

RiPS is an 8-week summer research program offered by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. This program pairs students with research mentors who help students to conduct an independent research project. The overall goal of this program is to provide summer academic and professional preparation to underrepresented students in STEM fields.

To learn more about previous RiPS Participants check out the 2014 and 2015 student groups.

To learn more about some of the faculty involved in the summer program see HERE and HERE.

What are the dates for the summer program?

May 30, 2017 to July 26, 2017

When is the application deadline?

Applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2017.

Who should apply?

Current community college students who have completed at least one year at their community college and intend to transfer to Kansas State University


Current Kansas State University students who have transferred from Dodge City Community College, Donnelly College, Garden City Community College or Seward County Community college who have no prior research experience


Current Kansas State University students (sophomore or junior level) with no prior research experience

Student applicants should have completed college Algebra and one college-level science course with laboratory (all with passing grades) before participating in the RiPS program. Preference will be given to students who have had additional math or science courses. Additionally, students must be US citizens or premanent residents of the United States.

2015 RiPS Group Certificates

What do I need for my application?

An application checklist can be found HERE. Please review this form before you begin the application process.

To learn more information about How to write a Personal Statement, follow the link HERE

To learn more about Letters of Recommendation, follow the link HERE

How do I apply?
Applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2017. Application materials for Summer 2018 will be available during Fall 2017.
What are the professional benefits of this program?
  • A mentored research experience
  • Participation in organized social events
  • Begin establishing professional network
  • Opportunity to explore Kansas State University and Manhattan, KS
What are the financial benefits of this program?
  • Scholarship: $3,000
  • Housing and meals for the entire 8-week period are provided by the RiPS program
Lab shots
What areas of research are supported?

RiPS supports research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. A complete list can be found HERE.

What happens after I apply?

The selection committee will make the final decision on Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM participants and applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by March 2017.

 2016 Composite RiPS Photo

What happens if I get accepted into the program?

Accepted students will need to confirm their participation in the program by April 2017. Following your acceptance, you will receive an informational packet, which will contain important program information.


Questions can be directed to lsamp@ksu.edu or Dr. Brenee King at 785-532-6054