Current Students: Stream Selection

It is time for current students to start to think about the FIRE stream you will join in spring semester. Please read more to learn about the process and the assistance we offer in helping you make your selection.

Current Students: FIRE Fall Welcome

For our 450+ new students who have joined FIRE this fall, this is an opportunity for you to meet FIRE faculty and Research Educators for each of our 14 innovation and research streams. Please read more about the event and attend on November 9 from 3pm to 5pm in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.

UMD Faculty: Annual FIRE RFP

We are pleased to announce the 2017-18 call for proposals for the University of Maryland First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE). Coming soon.

Aidan Strother is a member of FIRE Terrapin Genome Project. She states FIRE has not only taught me how to be a great researcher - it has allowed me to be that researcher. " ... [ read more ]

Kasey Goon is a member of FIRE Environmental Pathogens. She states "The connections I've made with other FIRE members are just as valuable as the incredible amount of knowledge I've gained from the program. " ... [ read more ]

Gabe Castro is a member of FIRE Sustainability Analytics. He states "FIRE has allowed me to form friendships with some of the most dedicated and intelligent students I’ve come across at College Park." ... [ read more ]

Michele Keumeni is a member of FIRE Antibiotic Resistance. She states "As an aspiring surgeon, this lab gave me an opportunity to conduct truly hands on laboratory research which was hard to find as an incoming freshman." ... [ read more ]