Idaho STEM Pipeline - Science.Technology.Engineering.Mathematics
Idaho Research Involving Student Engineers and Educators (RISE)

The Idaho Near Space Engineering Program, Idaho RISE (Research Involving Student Engineers and Educators), was initiated in 2003 and provides Idaho high school and university students with the opportunity to develop near-space flight instrumentation in collaboration with engineers and researchers at NASA Ames and JPL.

Idaho Near Space Engineering students work closely with NASA Ames and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the design, development, testing, and flight of prototype spaceflight hardware.

Two high schools and three universities (University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and Northwest Nazarene University) in Idaho, with undergraduate and graduate students from many different majors, participate in the RISE program.

Visit the UI RISE web page at:

Program or Camp
Moscow - College campuses across Idaho, Idaho high schools (as needed)
Target Audiences:
9-12th Grade, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, targeted specifically for female participants, Underrepresented Minorities
This is an ongoing event

Please contact program about event date

Length of Event:
Award Amount:
n/a - often leads to scholarship/fellowship/internship opportunities
Eligibility Criteria:
Primarily for undergraduates; however, a graduate student leads the program and high school students often build payloads

Contact Information
University of Idaho

Idaho Space Grant Consortium
  College of Engineering
MS 1026

875 Perimeter Dr., Moscow, ID 83844-1026