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Who says research has to wait until junior year?

The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program provides first-year students with a year-long authentic research experience in sciences and engineering. Working alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge research projects in their early college years, participants in the FRI program tackle weighty world issues, build powerful relationships and set a course for college and career success.

If you missed out on this first-year opportunity, consider the Summer Research Immersion program.

Real research. 

Really exciting fields.

Smart energy. Climate change. Neurodegenerative diseases. Biofilms that plague healthcare and industry. Biomedical anthropology. Remote sensing archaeological sites. Digital forensics.

Most students don't get to take on heavy, global issues during their first and second years in college, but First-year Research Immersion (FRI) participants get to dive right in. Teaming up with faculty and other inquisitive students, students in the FRI program conduct research.

Learn About Our Current 10 Research Streams!
Research Poster Titles 2018

FRI enrollment process

Want to conduct cutting-edge research within the next year?

Want to make new friends, rub shoulders with leading researchers and accelerate your personal and professional growth?

Enroll in FRI and get your college education off to a seriously awesome start!

Last Updated: 1/3/20