Office of the Provost

CISE Grant Program

The CISE (Creative Inquiry Summer Experience) Grant Program provides monetary assistance for paid summer internships that help students develop research and creative inquiry skills? CISE grants are part of Tech’s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) named “EDGE: Enhanced Discovery through Guided Exploration.” The only firm requirements are that you are an undergraduate student and that you agree to work with a faculty member this summer, between May and August. Grants are for a maximum of $4,000, with up to $3,500 as a paid stipend.


Each CISE application is evaluated by a minimum of three faculty members who are assigned from the Evaluation Committee. The complete list of faculty members on the Evaluation Committee is found below.

Michael Allen            Mathematics
Debbie BallouDecision Sciences & Management
Janet CoonceChemistry
Tania DattaCivil & Environmental Engineering
Kristen DeiterEnglish
Ed LisicChemistry
Richard PirkleBiology
Richard Rand Accounting
Cynthia RiceChemical Engineering
Carol VenturaArt, Craft & Design
Lenly WeathersCivil & Environmental Engineering
Kim WinkleArt, Craft & Design
Jeanette WolakEarth Sciences

Summer 2017 Showcase Event

Summer 2017 Showcase Event

Summer 2016 Showcase Event

Summer 2016 Showcase Event

The Excellence in Creative Inquiry Student Award is awarded to four undergraduates each year to recognize outstanding participation in undergraduate research or creative activities during the summer, including participation in the Creative Inquiry Summer Experience (CISE) program. Recipients receive a monetary award of $250 and a certificate to commemorate their accomplishments. Students are nominated for this award by their faculty mentor.

2017–2018 Winners

  • Mary Holden (Agriculture)
  • Parker Lusk (Chemical Engineering)
  • Nathan Martindale (Computer Science)
  • Andrew York (Accounting & Economics)

2016–2017 Winners

  • Amber Dunnaway (Agriculture)
  • Emily Geist (Biology)
  • Amber Patterson (Computer Science)
  • Kelsey Taylor (English)


Edward Lisic

Foster Hall (FOST) 224
Box 5055


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No further information available.

CISE grant applications MUST be submitted via email as a single, combined PDF file to