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FYRE (First Year Research Experience) is an innovative program designed to connect first year & second year students with hands-on research experiences. Students enroll in a 10-12 week, one-credit introductory research seminar to receive training and hands-on experience with research techniques.


  • Learn how to engage in research as an undergraduate.
  • Receive training and support in finding a placement as a paid student research assistant.

  • Create a network of academic and professional mentors.

  • Discover career and advanced opportunities in research. 

How to Apply  

FYRE 2023 application portal is now open.  Deadline to apply is September 10th.  Apply on the USP application portal .

Time Commitment

Students should expect a weekly commitment of approximately 1.5 hours of in-class/lab meetings, and 2-3 hours of homework and independent project work during the course.

Students are responsible for finding research placements with help from FYRE  instructors and USP staff. Admittance to the FYRE program does not guarantee a research placement. Details of FYRE research internships are negotiated between the student and research mentor and will be discussed in greater detail during the course.

Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions regarding FYRE.