The Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program (RUSP) is an undergraduate research program aimed at students interested in careers in academia and research. It is a series of two courses, HONS 470 and HONS 471. Students engage in a year-long research project supervised by a Rice faculty member and attend weekly seminars on topics of research and academic life. Courses also involve presentations by other Rice faculty on issues relating to careers in research and teaching.
RUSP is led by faculty coordinators who work with students in addition to their individual faculty advisers. Currently, the coordinators are Dr. Daniel Wagner, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Dr. Lora Wildenthal, Professor of History and Associate Dean of Humanities.