Opportunity: ARISE at Penn State: Anthropological Research in Science Education

ARISE at Penn State: Anthropological Research in Science Education

Anthropological Research in Science Education (ARISE) at Penn State is a new summer institute in integrated anthropological sciences for historically underrepresented and underserved undergraduate students from across all Penn State campuses.

The program is open to all undergraduate students at Penn State. Eligibility is open, and we encourage students who may not have opportunities in anthropology to apply to ARISE. ARISE will train students in:

  • theoretical approaches to solving anthropological problems
  • methods to collect and analyze anthropological data
  • ethics and historical background to the discipline
  • applications of anthropological sciences in and beyond academia

We will select 20-25 students interested in pursuing anthropological research to work closely with Penn State faculty and graduate students in these four modules: 

  • Genetics
  • Isotopes
  • GIS/Spatial
  • Medical Anthropology

Applications close November 30, 2021. Selected participants will be notified on December 1, 2021, and will receive full funding to attend ARISE, including travel, room and board, and laboratory and analysis costs.