We hope you will consider joining FIRE – an immersive research program for first-year students of all interests and majors. Last year we welcomed 550+ new UMD students into our 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 600 students next year and will be welcoming even more first-year students and adding new academic disciplines.
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.
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 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 (when all incoming FIRE students have had the ability to either confirm their reserved spot or apply). Each year we have hundreds of 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.