p FIRE: The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience @ UMD

Join FIRE in Fall 2017

We hope you will consider joining FIRE – an immersive research program for first-year students of all interests and majors. Last year we welcomed 450+ new UMD students into our 14+ research streams led by faculty from the agricultural, natural, social and computer sciences as well as the arts and humanities, public health and engineering. We expect to grow to over 500 students in 2017 and will be welcoming even more first-year students and adding new academic disciplines.

There are two ways to join FIRE this year.

(1) You Were Invited to FIRE In Your UMD Admissions Letter

You may have received an invitation to join FIRE with your UMD admissions letter. If so, your reserved place in the FIRE program is not finalized until you confirm with us that you wish to join. How do you confirm? Easy - just provide your UMD UID (numeric, 9 digits) using the form below and we will follow-up with you.

(2) You Were Not Yet Invited and Would Like to Apply

You may have just learned about the FIRE program from a friend, counselor or from an on-campus visit at UMD. You are an admitted freshman for 2017 and want to join? But how? Please use the form below to provide us your UMD UID (numeric, 9 digits). We will follow-up with you after May 1, 2017 (when all incoming FIRE students have had the ability to either confirm their reserved spot or apply). Each year we have more than 200 students join FIRE through application so please do advantage of this opportunity! Applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis so apply today.

You will receive an email notification of your confirmation or application when using the form below.
Do you have additional questions?
Please contact FIRE Assistant Director Dr. Ian Page by email or by calling 301-405-5849.