RISE Information and Application for Sophomores

RISE students painting corn hole boards in InVenTs Studio

Sophomores are invited to attend an introduction to engineering at Virginia Tech that includes tours, hands on activities, a lunch tailgate and box seats to the spring football game. Students are welcomed by Dr. Bev Watford, CEED Director, and the Dean of College of Engineering. A representative from the Office of Admissions provides insight into the VT admissions process in a brief talk. Student organization volunteers mingle with the students, sharing a current engineering student’s point of view. Following the tailgate, students move to Lane Stadium where they enjoy ice cream sundaes, watch the game, and socialize.

This RISE event will take place on April 13, 2019. Application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019.

The RISE application consists of four parts:

  1. Student Application

  2. Parent/Legal Guardian Application

  3. Recommendations (Two are required from a math, science, or technology teacher)

  4. Official Grade Transcript

Please request a grade transcript from your guidance counselor and have it sent to:

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity
215 Hancock Hall (0275)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

You can also email an electronic version of your transcript to Kim Lester or call her at 540 231-7337.