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The RISE Tour showcases research and creative facilities that cradle the innovation in our education. Join the tour to learn through hands-on activities and interact with the best and brightest artists, scientists, and professionals on campus.

Previous Events

December 1, 2023

On December 1, 2023, the RISE Tour featured the fields of Criminology and Forensics. Participants performed hands-on activities and analyses with DNA profiling, forensic odontology, blood splatter, fingerprinting, and criminal profiling.

Student comments:

  • "The faculty running the program were kind, knowledgeable, and very engaging. The simulations were really enjoyable and gave a good idea of the work of forensic scientists."
  • "The opportunity to meet experts on the subject and even get offered job opportunities was amazing."
  •  "I liked the hands-on experience of being able to physically do the things I was interested in learning about."
  • "I loved doing the blood splatter analysis, fingerprinting, and DNA profiling!"
  • "The fingerprinting was very fun. This whole tour gave me a great knowledge of forensics."

November 3, 2023

On November 3, 2023, the RISE Tour utilized the Exercise Physiology Lab. This tour gave participants a look at research facilities and what experiments can be conducted there.

Student comments:

  • "I liked learning about the different lab research fields that were possible to go into and the different dissections involved."
  • "The RISE tour was very informative and interesting, and the instructors were super awesome and knowledgeable."
  • "The technology they showed us was very interesting, and they showed us how science is used in real life."
  • "I liked the grape 'nerve' dissection and EKG activity."

June 16, 2023

On June 16, 2023, the RISE (Raider Interdisciplinary Showcase of Excellence) Tour hosted Wright State Trustees in the digital microelectronics lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Trustees enjoyed the visit and hands-on activities.

Friday, March 24, 2023

The first RISE Tour featured the Nursing Simulation Lab in the College of Health, Education, and Human Services. Participants performed hands-on activities on human simulators and other medical equipment.