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 2020. Applications open in the spring.
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 2020–2021 academic year. Applications will be open early next semester.
If you are interested in applying for next year's class or leadership positions, you can check out the application process below.
Fall 2020 Class
Applications for Fall 2020 will open in early March. Stay tuned!