Project RAISE (Regional Alliance in STEM Education) is a Department of Education Title III HSI-STEM grant awarded to California State University, Fullerton in October 2021.
Project RAISE partners CSUF with Citrus College, Cypress College, Fullerton College, Golden West College, Irvine Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College, Orange Coast College, Saddleback College, Santa Ana College, and Santiago Canyon College.
The project integrates a variety of services to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students enrolling in STEM and increase participants' persistence, retention, and graduation rates.
Project RAISE engages students in:
- undergraduate research program (URE), an eight-week summer research experience guided by CSUF faculty;
- RAISE transfer program (RTP), a peer advising and academic support program for students who transfer to CSUF;
- summer internship program (SIP), a summer internship program for RTP participants, in collaboration with the Orange County Business Council; and
- outreach visits to CSUF for presentations and lab tours.