First Year Research Experience. Photos of students presenting their research posters to peers and faculty

First Year Research Experience

Contact Us About FYRE

Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU)
Suite 122 King Library
Oxford, OH 45056
phone: 513-529-1775

Miami's Office of Research for Undergraduates sponsors the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) Program. Over 400 Miami students have participated in the program since 2009. The program aims to impact student achievement and retention through involvement in research and inquiry at the very start of your college experience. The program allows students to establish meaningful relationships with Miami faculty, graduate students and their peers outside of the traditional classroom setting.

The FYRE program provides students with authentic, hands-on research experiences in small teams led by research-active faculty during a two-semester course sequence. Student researchers review their topic, design a study, and complete necessary training during the fall semester; they implement the study, analyze data, and present the results in the spring. This experience prepares students early on for subsequent research opportunities such as summer research positions across the nation and independent research supervised by Miami faculty,

Joining the program requires a two-semester commitment from the student who must agree to:

  • enroll in the 2 credit required seminar (UNV171 or UNV172) and
  • dedicate 2-4 hours per week to a faculty-mentored team research project