2017 New Freshmen

Are you an admitted freshman coming to the University of Maryland in Fall 2017 and would like to confirm your reserved spot or apply for FIRE? Do so today!

Current Students: Stream Enrollment

For our 450+ new students who joined FIRE last fall, please remmeber that you can enroll in any FIRE stream with open seats or even change streams during the add/drop period of the Spring 2017 semester.

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 ]