FYRE (First Year Research Exposure)
Welcome to FYRE
First Year Research Exposure (FYRE) is a program that starts one 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 exposures, 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
- Biology (all concentrations)
- Chemistry (all concentrations)
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
2015-2016 FYRE STUDENTS
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 15 open spots in 2017-2018.
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.
- Move in one week early
- Make new friends, be part of a campus community and study group
- Enroll in stem classes together
- Tour medical facilities, graduate programs and visit research center
- Get free tutoring
- Develop technical skills
- Learn the ins and outs of undergraduate research to get ahead
- Free study supplies and access to the FYRE/McNair office
- Earn $1000 scholarship
Welcome Week dinner at Fayze's
- Weekly advising to maintain good academic progress
- Attendance during Welcome Week activities and Winter Week activities
- Complete supplemental assignments during Welcome Week and over Winter Break
- Full participation in all activities
- An open mind and curiosity about the world of research
- Attendance required at 9 different research exposure events throughout the school year
- Enroll in BIO 105 for the fall semester and attend two weekly tutoring sessions
- Complete MTH 150 before the end of the academic year (with help!)
- Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA (higher if you intend to go on to graduate school)