Faculty mentors sought for First-Year Research Experience in STEM

The Cohen Honors College is seeking mentors to work with students selected to participate in the First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) in STEM. The mission of the FYRE in STEM program is to build a community of students, faculty and professionals from various backgrounds to support young STEM majors or potential majors as they form identities as members of the scientific community and improve the likelihood that they will persist to graduation.

To continue the success of FYRE in STEM, the program is looking for dedicated research mentors from across campus who can provide an appropriate short-term STEM research project in the spring 2024 semester. Faculty, graduate students and/or other STEM professionals at WSU should apply by Oct. 15.  Faculty are also encouraged to nominate graduate students to serve as FYRE mentors. All mentors will be matched with students based on interest. Questions may be directed to Moriah Beck at moriah.beck@wichita.edu or 316-978-5476.

If you know of a first-year undergraduate student who may be interested in applying to the FYRE in STEM program, direct them to the FYRE in STEM Student Application. Faculty can apply online.