The seaside community of Woods Hole in Falmouth offers iconic Cape Cod summers with a scientific bend. From sunny beaches to the mysterious deep blue sea, CCCC STEM students interested in exploring the ocean’s frontiers are among those chosen for a summer of cutting-edge research. The eight week Community College Research Internship for Scientific Engagement (CC-RISE), is a paid summer internship that benefits CCCC STEM-focused scholars. Through a National Science Foundation grant, CC-RISE partners with WHOI to provide community college students the chance to join leading scientists in their exploration of the deepsea biosphere.