Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS)
~ 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.
What are the dates for the summer program?
May 29, 2018 to July 25, 2018
When is the application deadline?
March 2, 2018
(if mailing in application, materials must be postmarked by February 27, 2018)
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 permanent residents of the United States.
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?
The full applications can be found below:
WORD Version - 2018 Application
PDF Version - 2018 Application
The faculty recommendation form can be found in the full application or as a separate document HERE
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
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 late March 2018.
What happens if I get accepted into the program?
Accepted students will need to confirm their participation in the program by April 2018. Following your acceptance, you will receive an informational packet, which will contain important program information.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or KS-LSAMP Graduate Assistant, Allie Richard email@example.com