First Year Research Experience

Miami's Office of Research for Undergraduates sponsors the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) Program. FYRE aims to jumpstart student involvement in research and inquiry at the very start of their college experience. Since 2009, the program has engaged over 600 students in establishing meaningful relationships with Miami faculty, graduate students and their peers outside of the traditional classroom setting. 

The 2022-23 FYRE LLC will be restricted to the HASS Scholars Program, College of Arts & Science, participants only and will focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The First Year Research Experience (FYRE) Living Learning Community (LLC) provides students with opportunities to explore and engage in undergraduate research experiences, learn about resources on campus related to undergraduate research, and participate in team-based exploratory projects under the guidance of research-active faculty. Students will also participate in activities in the resident halls that complement the HASS Scholars overall program to assist with their transition to college and enhance academic success. 

Required Courses: UNV 171 (Fall semester) and UNV 172 (Spring semester).

Program includes: 

  • Introduction to Undergraduate Research

  • Academic Support Services, Mentoring, and Tutoring

  • Career Exploration & Leadership Development 

The FYRE experience prepares students early on for subsequent research opportunities such as summer research positions across the nation and independent research supervised by Miami faculty.

FYRE Thank You