First Year Research Exposure (FYRE) is a program that starts two weeks before your first semester as a freshman at UW La Crosse, and continues throughout your freshman year. There are a number of great benefits you can get out of participating in this program, such as exciting field trips, career exposure, and tutoring. FYRE is also a competitive program with a number of requirements. Check out the tabs or give our office a call/email to find out more!
106 Graff Main Hall
1725 State St. La Crosse, WI 54601
Office phone: 608.785.6913
The First Year Research Exposure (FYRE) program is an academic diversity initiative of the College of Science and Health (SAH) and the McNair Scholars program at UW-La Crosse. Participation in the program is free to students.
We accept first-year underrepresented students of color.
Ideal candidates will have a cumulative high school GPA of at least a 3.0, clear goals for the future, a schedule that allows for full participation in program activities.
Eligible STEM Majors at UWL
Each summer, eligible students will be contacted and invited to apply. A complete application, including a personal statement of interest and a release of information form, will be required from all prospective participants.
We anticipate 12 open spots for next year.
Fill out this form to refer a student!
Check out a past application form!
Our goal is to improve achievement and retention of first-year underrepresented students at UWL in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. In addition, we want to create fun and educational activities that expose those students to a variety of career paths and introduce them to graduate schools. Many also make great friends in the program and love that we have a study group already provided for them.