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.

You fall into one of two groups.

(1) You have already been accepted into FIRE!

You were either invited with your admissions letter or applied and were accepted in the past few weeks. Great! You probably want to know the next step in the process. Please read here for more information.

(2) You Would Like to Apply to Join FIRE!

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 within 2 weeks. 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.