Applications for the First Year Research Experience in STEM program are now open

The First Year Research Experience (FYRE) is open to new Wichita State students from all majors. Through a competitive application process, students are matched with ongoing research projects led by WSU professors in numerous STEM disciplines. Selected students will participate in active laboratory research for 8-10 hours per week, culminating in a poster presentation about their work.

The FYRE applications are due Oct. 10, with interviews and selection occurring in November. Students earn three hours of honors credit and a letter grade for successful completion of FYRE in the spring 2024 semester. Through the FYRE program, students gain perspectives about research and mentoring for developing their career plan.