If hands-on learning, outdoor experiences and Lake Michigan coastal dunes interest you, then consider joining the FYRES program as a first-year student or upper-level research student.
Each year, FYRES has room for 24 first-year students in the fall course. Science interest and prior research experience are not requirements for participating, but you should be interested in learning, appreciate the outdoors and be willing to work towards goals. If your goals including either getting science core credit in an innovative, hands-on course or exploring your interests in an Earth- or environment-focused major, then apply for FYRES Fall 2019 (or plan ahead for Fall 2020 or beyond).
Each year, FYRES needs 6 upper-level students with Earth science majors and research experience to participate as research mentors. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in a research experience with mentoring and leadership opportunities, then apply for a FYRES Research Mentor position for the 2019–2020 academic year.
If you are interested in applying for next year's class or leadership positions, you can check out the application process below.
Fall 2019 Class
There are still spots left in the course for Fall 2019. Applications are being reviewed in the order that they are received.